Coyotes Rumors & News

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • Coyotes ink pending UFA Alex Goligoski to a five-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Arizona Coyotes signed pending unrestricted free agent Alex Goligoski to a five-year contract on Tuesday night. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports the deal carries an average annual value of $5.5 million. Arizona acquired Goligoski’s negotiating rights on June 16 from the Dallas Stars..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • Coyotes considering trading up, down at NHL draft

    Arizona Republic "The Coyotes have begun tweaking their stockpile of picks in the lead-up to this weekend's draft in Buffalo, adding to and subtracting from their collection, and although they’re open-minded to trading more of their selections – particularly their pair of first-rounders – it remains unclear whether..." June 21

  • Sharks Acquire Maxim Letunov and 2017 Draft Pick "San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired prospect center Maxim Letunov and a 2017 sixth round draft selection from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for San Jose’s 2016 fourth round and 2017 third round (previously acquired from Detroit)..." June 20

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Coyotes plan to woo Alex Goligoski over 2-day visit

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes will do their best to make a believer out of Alex Goligoski. General manager John Chayka sent a fifth-round pick to the Dallas Stars for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent's negotiating rights, and the club plans to make the most of the opportunity to sign Goligoski to a..." June 19

  • Tucson Roadrunners Revealed as Name of Coyotes AHL Affiliate "The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the Club’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate will be called the Tucson Roadrunners. The team’s name and logo were revealed by Coyotes’ President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc at an open house event at the Tucson Convention Center. “We are very proud to..." June 18

  • Coyotes Sign Cunningham to One-Year Contract "Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Craig Cunningham to a one-year two-way contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed." June 17

  • Stars' deal Goligoski's negotiating rights to Coyotes

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes have acquired the negotiating rights to defenseman Alex Goligoski from the Dallas Stars in exchange for a 2016 fifth-round draft pick, the Coyotes announced Thursday. The deal - which was first reported by ESPN's Craig Custance - will give the Coyotes an exclusive..." June 16

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Coyotes GM: Trade talk involving Leafs' No. 1 pick 'ridiculous speculation'

    The Score "If Arizona Coyotes GM John Chayka is willing to prepare a bounty to acquire the rights of homegrown projected No. 1 draft selection Auston Matthews, it's news to him. Chayka indicated this week that the Coyotes are unwilling to bundle first-round picks with prospect and budding talents - or any..." June 15

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

  • Coyotes asked for Hanzal's 'trade list' while discussing extension

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes aren't ruling anything out when it comes to forward Martin Hanzal. While discussing an extension with the 29-year-old, the team has asked for his "trade list," Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman notes. Hanzal still remains under contract with the club through the 2016-17..." June 11

  • Arizona Coyotes' Dvorak wins junior title, eyes NHL

    Arizona Republic "Credit for the overtime-winner belongs to Matthew Tkachuk but before the goal clinched the Memorial Cup for the London Knights, Coyotes prospect Christian Dvorak thought Tkachuk's shot caromed off his stick. “It doesn’t really matter,” Dvorak said. “We just wanted to win the hockey game, and we..." June 10

  • Sweden sets European record for NHL participation, Canada hits record low

    The Score "Sweden's presence in the NHL is reaching unprecedented levels. A record 87 Swedish players - or 8.8 percent of the league - played at least one game this season, according to the IIHF. That's the highest figure ever by a European nation in league history, and the number of European NHL..." June 08

  • NHL executive committee recommends Las Vegas expansion

    Yahoo! Sports "NHL expansion is reportedly coming to Las Vegas. On Tuesday night Sin Bin Vegas cited sources "with extensive knowledge of the organization and the expansion process" saying that the NHL’s executive committee "formulated a positive recommendation for expansion" to Las Vegas for the 2017-18..." June 08

  • Dustin Jeffrey has agreed to a two-year deal with the Swiss League's Lausanne

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dustin Jeffrey, who’s appeared in over 130 NHL contests with the Penguins, Stars and Coyotes, has agreed to a two-year deal with Lausanne of the Swiss League, the club announced on Friday. " June 04

  • Buckle up for a busy month of trade activity

    TSN "Buckle up. The run up to July 1’s Free Agent Frenzy could be the craziest in NHL history, with a flurry of trade activity like we’ve never seen before created by a projected flat salary cap and a potential expansion draft that could cause teams to make a pre-emptive strike this summer. And..." June 02

  • Coyotes won't sign Conner Bleackley, will receive compensation pick "Red Deer forward Conner Bleackley can re-enter the 2016 NHL Draft after Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka confirmed Wednesday they will not sign the 2014 first-round pick to an entry-level contract. The deadline for Bleackley to sign a contract was Wednesday. As a result, Bleackley..." June 01

  • John Scott wants to form a World Cup team with snubs, including Phil Kessel

    The Comeback "John Scott wants to bring the snubs to the World Cup. The former Montreal Canadiens forward and All-Star Game MVP took to Instagram to throw out a proposal about a new team at the tournament. Scott posted a picture of Phil Kessel, one of the biggest snubs in the tourney, and his infamous stick..." June 01

  • NHL players in the Olympics may hinge on who picks up cost

    Puck Drunk Love "Will the NHL participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea? A formal decision hasn’t been made, but Gary Bettman made a few comments prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final which hints that the league won’t be participating unless someone else picks up the..." May 31

  • John Scott wants to form World Cup team with Phil Kessel, other snubs

    The Score "Call them the people's champions. Following Friday's World Cup roster announcements, NHL All-Star MVP John Scott took to Instagram to address the exclusion of Phil Kessel from Team USA. Scott's proposal, framed around a grainy photo of an infamous preseason stick-swinging incident back in..." May 29

  • Arizona Coyotes players join World Cup of Hockey rosters

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes defenseman Zbynek Michalek and forward Tobias Rieder were among the names added to World Cup of Hockey 2016 rosters on Friday, with Michalek joining teammate Martin Hanzal on the Czech team and Rieder named to Team Europe. The Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson already had been named to..." May 28

  • Doan, Coyotes eyeing one-year deal

    Arizona Sports "Coyotes general manager John Chayka doesn’t have a contract to announce after meeting with Shane Doan and Doan’s agent, Terry Bross, but Chayka did say both sides are now focused on a one-year deal. “We’ve discussed both a multi-year deal and a one-year deal, but at this time we’re progressing..." May 27

  • Coyotes name Steve Sullivan director of player development

    The Score "The changes continue in Arizona. Coyotes general manager John Chayka announced the club has promoted Steve Sullivan to director of player development, signing him to a multi-year contract extension in the process. Sullivan served as the team’s development coach over the past two seasons,..." May 26

  • Hockey’s Loonie Problem May Cost NHL $200 Million, Bettman Says

    Bloomberg "The National Hockey League may miss out on as much as $200 million this season because of the slide of the Canadian dollar, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that while he still believes the NHL will set a revenue record this..." May 25

  • Georges Laraque helps detain man in attempted child kidnapping at Jeanne-Mance Park

    CBC Sports "Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque helped detain a man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a seven-year-old girl in a Montreal park on Saturday afternoon. A man allegedly spoke to the girl, who was with her parents in Jeanne-Mance Park, before grabbing her and walking away. Family members..." May 22

  • Coyotes GM: We'll get deal done with Doan

    Arizona Republic "Agreeing to a new contract appears to be the only hurdle the Coyotes need to clear to get captain Shane Doan back on the ice after Doan decided he wants to continue playing next season. “It’s just a matter of going through that process to reach a deal,” General Manager John Chayka said,..." May 21

  • Coyotes are ‘well aware that our spending needs to rise’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Just because the Arizona Coyotes have embraced analytics doesn’t mean they’re ignoring the good ol’ power of the dollar. If the Coyotes are going to win a Stanley Cup one day, they understand it won’t come cheap. “The management staff has faith that the current ownership group is going to do..." May 17

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • Coyotes have ‘every intention’ of leaving Glendale in 2017

    Sportsnet "The Arizona Coyotes‘ lease agreement with the city of Glendale will keep the team playing its home games out of Gila River Arena until the conclusion of next season, but it appears the team will find itself a new home for 2017 and beyond. Coyotes president and CEO Anthony LeBlanc effectively..." May 13

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Doan wants to return to Coyotes after meeting with Chayka

    The Score "Shane Doan appears set on playing at least one more season in the desert. "Yeah, I think I'm going to. We've talked about it as a family and we're going to do it. It was one of those things (that) I wasn't sure about, but it's going to work," the Arizona Coyotes captain said Friday on NHL..." May 07

  • The Coyotes would be ‘shocked’ if there was no arena announcement by June 24

    Pro Hockey Talk "Anthony LeBlanc doesn’t want to say the Coyotes are getting close to announcing some arena plans, because he’s already said that a few times and there’s been no announcement yet. But according to LeBlanc, the Coyotes are, um, getting pretty close to announcing some arena plans. “There’s been..." May 05

  • Dave Tippett inks five year extension with Coyotes

    Today's Slapshot "The Arizona Coyotes made an expected announcement on Thursday when they confirmed 26-year-old former assistant general manager John Chayka as the team’s new general manager for the start of the 2016-17 season – but the team’s press conference included additional news, as well. Head Coach Dave..." May 05

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • Report: Coyotes set to hire youngest GM in NHL history

    CBS Sports "The Arizona Coyotes are expected to announce the hiring of their new general manager on Thursday, and when they do they are going to make a little bit of history by hiring the youngest GM in NHL history. According to multiple reports, including the Associated Press and ESPN's Craig Custance,..." May 05

  • Arizona Coyotes land 7th pick in NHL draft lottery

    Arizona Republic "A team other than the Oilers won this year's NHL draft lottery. But it wasn't the Coyotes. The Maple Leafs secured the No. 1 pick Saturday with the Coyotes slotting seventh, the position they were likely to land in based on regular-season points. “I’m grateful that we didn’t slip,” said..." May 01

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Glendale approves new Gila River Arena-management contract with AEG Facilities

    Arizona Republic "The Glendale City Council placed the city's reputation as a big league hockey and entertainment mecca into the trust of arena-management firm AEG Facilities on Tuesday night. The council voted 7-0 to approve a $28 million, five-year contract with the Los Angeles-based company to run Gila River..." April 27

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22 "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Coyotes could name new GM as early as next week

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes could have their next general manager in place as soon as next week. That's the latest from club president Anthony Leblanc, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman on Saturday's "Headlines" segment. There are two leading candidates, Friedman added. "That leads to one..." April 24

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23