Coyotes Rumors & News

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Rieder's agent says Coyotes unwilling to take 'fair offer'

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes winger Tobias Rieder's journey at the World Cup of Hockey was extended Sunday after Team Europe advanced to the best-of-three final against Canada, but don't expect Rieder at training camp once the tournament concludes. The restricted free agent and the Coyotes have been unable to agree..." September 26

  • Arizona Coyotes hoping to embrace speed, skill trending in hockey

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes coach Dave Tippett returned to his familiar role Saturday, roving the ice inside Gila River Arena as he led the second round of practices during training camp. But after Team North America endeared itself to what seemed like the entire hockey world during its run at the World Cup, many..." September 25

  • Jim Playfair at the helm for first Arizona Coyotes practice

    Arizona Republic "With pucks pooling around his feet at center ice, some dripping in ice shavings from the drills that had gone before, Coyotes associate coach Jim Playfair selected one with his stick blade and flipped it down the ice. He bent his head, monitoring the action from underneath a red hat, before he..." September 24

  • Dylan Strome, Christian Dvorak centers of attention at Arizona Coyotes rookie camp

    Arizona Republic "Once the pucks had stopped swaying, the last battles along the boards and in front of the net complete, the players inside Gila River Arena on Saturday for the first practice of Coyotes rookie camp descended on center ice. At the middle of the crowd were centers Dylan Strome and Christian..." September 18

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Zach Boychuk inks PTO with Arizona Coyotes

    Today's Slapshot "Former first round pick Zach Boychuk has almost become more known for his prolific social media presence than for his on-ice play in the last few seasons. Now, though, he could be taking his Twitter account and his skates to the desert. The long-time Carolina Hurricanes minor league forward..." September 09

  • Coyotes monitoring teams’ expansion draft vulnerabilities

    Today's Slapshot "With the NHL expansion draft set to take place in June of 2017, Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka and his 29 counterparts are continually running through the mock draft process to help evaluate not only their own team, but also potential trade targets from other clubs. “I think it is..." September 08

  • Elkin returns on 1-year deal; camp roster likely set

    Arizona Sports "Coyotes goalie coach Jon Elkin will return for another season, GM John Chayka confirmed on Wednesday. Elkin finally got around to signing a one-year deal last week that has been in the works since late May, but hadn’t been finalized due to both sides’ busy schedules. Elkin joined the coaching..." September 08

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Knee injury recovery appears touch-and-go for Coyotes’ Stone

    Pro Hockey Talk "Off-season storylines tend to have their tropes, like players saying that they’re entering the season “100 percent” or (gulp) “in the best shape of their life.” Every now and then, a little more honesty bleeds into talks of injury rehabs, and it sounds like Arizona Coyotes defenseman Michael..." September 05

  • Coyotes and Martin Hanzal's camp will meet to talk about a contract extension

    Arizona Republic "Center Martin Hanzal is eligible for a contract extension as he approaches the final season of a five-year, $15.5 million deal, and the two sides plan to discuss the issue soon. Hanzal is poised to become an unrestricted free agent after his current contract expires." September 03

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Coyotes GM: Bolland ‘won’t be ready to play for the foreseeable future’ due to injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Arizona Coyotes fans anticipating Dave Bolland‘s debut for his new team will have to wait, and a long time, too, by the sounds of it. On Thursday, the Florida Panthers traded the 30-year-old Bolland and prospect Lawson Crouse to the Coyotes in exchange for draft picks. Bolland, who has an..." August 25

  • Panthers trade Bolland, Crouse to Coyotes for two draft picks

    Sportsnet "Thursday morning, the Florida Panthers and Arizona Coyotes made a surprising trade. Florida sent Dave Bolland and Lawson Crouse, the 11th overall pick in the 2015 Draft, to the Coyotes for a second and third round pick. The trade allows Florida to shed Bolland’s $5.5 million salary cap hit..." August 25

  • Coyotes hire Dawn Braid as NHL’s first full-time female coach

    SI "The Coyotes have added Dawn Braid as full-time member of their coaching staff, making her the first full-time female NHL coach, the team announced Wednesday. Braid was previously a part-time skating consultant with the team. She has also worked with the Maple Leafs, Ducks, Sabres and Flames...." August 24

  • Coyotes Add Three To Coaching Staff

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Arizona Coyotes GM John Chayka, via a release on the team’s website, today announced the team has hired Mike Van Ryn, Steve Potvin and Dawn Braid to the club’s coaching staff. Van Ryn, a former NHL defenseman who skated with Florida, St. Louis and Toronto during an eight-year career, will..." August 24

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Former Coyotes GM Don Maloney signs on as pro scout with Flames

    Calgary Sun "For the first time in a long time, Don Maloney was able to slack off all summer. He wasn’t interested in extending his vacation into the winter months. “I’ve been sitting on my butt for four months,” said Maloney, who was axed in April as GM of the Arizona Coyotes and signed on Wednesday as..." August 18

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • Coyotes Sign Vrbata to One-Year Contract "Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Radim Vrbata to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. “We are very pleased to sign Radim to a one-year contract,” said Chayka. “He’s a proven goal scorer..." August 16

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Radim Vrbata nearing 1-year deal with Coyotes

    Arizona Sports "A familiar face is likely returning to the Valley. Unrestricted free-agent forward Radim Vrbata is in the process of finalizing a one-year deal with the Coyotes, per league sources. The deal could be announced on Monday. Vrbata, 35, played two separate stints for the Coyotes. He posted then..." August 15

  • Hanzal extension unlikely before season

    Arizona Sports "Before the Arizona Coyotes fired general manager Don Maloney in April, he said in his season postmortem that he would like to sign center Martin Hanzal to a contract extension before the 2016-17 season began. That thinking may have changed under new general manager John Chayka. “If there was..." August 13

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • Chayka ready to give Coyotes prospects a chance

    The Score "Age will not be a factor when John Chayka picks the Arizona Coyotes' roster next season. The 27-year-old general manager is entering his first NHL campaign, and has the luxury of one of the deepest prospect pools in the league, which he plans to utilize during training camp in..." August 10

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • Coyotes ‘have some work to do’ in re-signing Rieder

    Pro Hockey Talk "While it might seem premature (or maybe hyperbolic) to call it a saga, what the heck — the Tobias Rieder saga in Arizona sounds like it’s hit a stalemate. Rieder, coming off a career year with personal bests in goals (14) and assists (23), doesn’t appear to have closed the negotiating gap on a..." August 04

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • Marner, Strome playing in junior would be Hockey Canada's gain

    Toronto Sun "The idea of winning the gold medal at the 2017 world junior championship, naturally, appeals greatly to Mitch Marner and Dylan Strome. After all, the blue-chip National Hockey League prospects were part of the Canadian side that finished sixth at the 2016 tournament in Finland, a disappointing..." August 01

  • Connor Murphy's work ethic key to becoming core player for Arizona Coyotes

    Arizona Republic "The road to a steady job in the NHL may not have been lined with potholes and detours, but it sure did offer Coyotes defenseman Connor Murphy a speed bump or two. After getting selected 20th overall in 2011, Murphy required arthroscopic surgery to fix his knee and then underwent another..." August 01

  • Coyotes to Buy Out Antoine Vermette

    The Hockey Writers "The Arizona Coyotes have placed 34-year-old center Antoine Vermette on waivers with the intention of buying out his contract, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. While the main buyout window for NHL teams has closed, each team that has salary arbitration with a player gets a brief..." August 01

  • Coyotes went the extra mile to woo free agents

    Arizona Republic "It’s been four years since the Coyotes have made the playoffs, an outbreak of losses escalating into a rebuild that is still in progress. They’ve reorganized their management structure by dismissing a tenured veteran and replacing him with the youngest general manager in league history. On..." August 01

  • Arizona Coyotes' Michael Stone continues to improve after knee surgery

    Arizona Republic "Having never navigated the rehab from ACL and MCL surgery before, Coyotes defenseman Michael Stone isn’t exactly sure when he’ll be able to return to game action. But he does feel his knee is healing properly. “I’m doing really good actually,” Stone said. “I think my knee is coming along..." July 30

  • Coyotes sign 1st-rounder Chychrun to entry-level deal

    Today's Slapshot "The Arizona Coyotes made an aggressive move at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in order to pick up Florida-born defenseman Jakob Chychrun. The franchise, who saw new GM John Chayka participate in his first draft as the team’s overseeing manager, picked up the contract cap hit for Pavel Datsyuk from..." July 30

  • Domi eyes playoffs for Coyotes

    TSN "Max Domi played a prominent role with the Arizona Coyotes in his first NHL season. Now, he’s ready to take the team further. After a rookie year that saw him finish second on the team in points and fourth in goals, Domi plans to take what he learned and apply it to the upcoming..." July 30

  • Arizona Coyotes & Michael Stone Avoid Arbitration, Agree To One Year Deal

    Five For Howling "Connor Murphy was not the only defenseman to re-sign with the Arizona Coyotes today. Veteran defenseman Michael Stone signed a one year contract with the club. Long time Coyotes beat writer Craig Morgan was the first to report Stone’s signing. Stone was the lone Coyote scheduled to go to..." July 29

  • Coyotes ink Connor Murphy to 6-year deal

    Today's Slapshot "The Arizona Coyotes saw blue liner Connor Murphy put up a career high in points during his 2015-16 season. Now, they’ve banked on him continuing to improve by locking him up long-term. The Coyotes confirmed on Thursday morning that Murphy, who finished his 2015-16 season with six goals and..." July 28

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Coyotes GM Chayka: 'Defense isn't about defending' "'s Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news. The latest edition features Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka: Before becoming the..." July 27

  • Coyotes have work to do, with RFAs Murphy, Stone still unsigned

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes added a defenseman with a right shot to their roster, signing Luke Schenn on Saturday. And there could be more moves to the back end on the way for Arizona. They still have work left with respect to two restricted free agents. Defensemen Connor Murphy, 23, and Michael Stone,..." July 24

  • Coyotes' Schenn happy to play in pressure-free market "Luke Schenn played his first NHL game nearly a month before his 19th birthday. Now, at age 26 and with 566 games on his resume, he’s hoping playing for the Coyotes will help him evolve as a defenseman. “It’s been a big learning curve,” Schenn said Saturday, just a few hours after he signed a..." July 24

  • Coyotes’ defensive makeover continues with Luke Schenn signing

    The Hockey Writers "As reported by Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet, the Arizona Coyotes have signed Luke Schenn to a two-year contract. The cap hit of the deal will come in at $1.25 million per Elliotte Friedman, also of Sportsnet. The Arizona Coyotes announced the deal through the team’s website but did not disclose the..." July 23

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Coyotes' Tikhonov returns to KHL

    The Score "Viktor Tikhonov is heading back to the KHL. The Arizona Coyotes forward reached terms with St. Petersburg SKA, marking his third stint in the Russian League. " July 17