Coyotes Rumors & News

  • The Coyotes are in a tough spot

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes started their season with a win at home, but two games into a six-game road trip and things have taken a decided turn for the worse. Last night in Montreal, the ‘Yotes got thumped, 5-2, and outshot, 43-29. That came on the heels of a 7-4 loss in Ottawa, one that saw starting..." October 21

  • Tinordi on waivers as his 20-game suspension for PEDs comes to an end

    Today's Slapshot "Former first round pick defenseman Jarred Tinordi has had a rough go of it the last two years. Now, things are continuing to go poorly for him – as he’s been placed on waivers by the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes exposed the 6 foot 6 defenseman to waivers on Friday morning, giving the other..." October 21

  • Smith heads home to get diagnosis from Coyotes’ doctors

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes still have five games left on their road trip, but goalie Mike Smith is headed home to see the team’s doctors after getting injured Tuesday in Ottawa. Smith had an MRI yesterday but head coach Dave Tippett said there’s still no diagnosis, per Sarah McLellan of the Arizona..." October 20

  • Weber, Price lead Canadiens to victory over Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens had a familiar face back between the pipes but it was a high-profile newcomer that made the difference Thursday night. Shea Weber scored his first goal in a Montreal uniform and added an assist to help the Canadiens to a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes..." October 20

  • Senators use four-goal third to defeat Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Two shots by Chris Kelly 12 seconds apart in the third period turned a close game into a rather comfortable victory for the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. The first, with the score 3-2 in Ottawa's favor, saw the Senators center hit the cross bar, leaving a loose puck in the..." October 18

  • Dylan Strome to make NHL debut for Coyotes tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "After being a healthy scratch in the Arizona Coyotes’ season opening win over the Philadelphia Flyers, Dylan Strome, the team’s top prospect and the third overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft, will make his debut tonight when the Coyotes visit the Ottawa Senators. He will be taking the place of..." October 18

  • Alex Goligoski adds stability to Arizona Coyotes' lineup

    Arizona Republic "The finish was memorable. So was the faceoff win that set the whole sequence in motion. But the primary assist on the goal, the pass that put the puck in a spot where it could create a scoring chance, was completely routine. And it perfectly captured the steadiness defenseman Alex..." October 17

  • Zbynek Michalek reassigned to AHL Tucson

    Today's Slapshot "The Arizona Coyotes waived defenseman Zbynek Michalek earlier in the 2016-17 season – and while the club left him up at the NHL level for their season home opener, he’s now been reassigned to the minor leagues after just the one game. The Arizona Coyotes confirmed on Monday morning that..." October 17

  • Shane Doan credits Coyotes for emergence of Auston Matthews

    Arizona Republic "The NHL season begins with a present for long-suffering Coyotes fans: Validation. We can no longer be mocked by provincial fans in Canada, the snobs who don’t believe their national pastime belongs in a desert. We can no longer be perceived as the worst idea in hockey, a market that once..." October 17

  • Ekman-Larsson scores in OT as Coyotes beat Flames

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Oliver Ekman-Larsson had just settled onto the Coyotes bench after an exhausting, two-minute overtime shift in which his team couldn't clear the puck from its defensive zone. A few seconds after he caught his breath, Arizona assistant coach Jim Playfair tapped his shoulder..." October 16

  • Coyotes' Hanzal likely to shut down contract talks, focus on hockey

    Arizona Republic "Center Martin Hanzal was unable to agree to a contract extension with the Coyotes before Saturday’s opener, and it’s possible he ices talks until the season ends. “I’ll just probably shut it down from my side and just keep focusing on hockey because it will be a distraction for me,” Hanzal..." October 16

  • Five rookies set for new chapter with Arizona Coyotes

    Arizona Republic "Youth has been simmering in the Coyotes' pipeline for years, and eventually more than a few prospects were going to be ready to graduate to the NHL. Apparently that time is now. The Coyotes open the 2016-17 season, their 20th in the Valley, Saturday against the Flyers at Gila River Arena..." October 15

  • Arizona Coyotes' Dylan Strome Likely Scratched For Home Opener

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dylan Strome made the opening-night roster, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll make his NHL debut when the Coyotes host Philadelphia in their season opener on Saturday. Per Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports, Strome is likely to be a healthy scratch against the Flyers. The 19-year-old forward is..." October 15

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • Lane Pederson inks ELC with Arizona Coyotes

    Today's Slapshot "With nine points in just seven games for the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos this fall, forward Lane Pederson is having a successful season with his major junior club. As a result, he’s earned himself an entry-level deal with the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes confirmed that Pederson had been..." October 13

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Chemistry key for Arizona Coyotes winger Radim Vrbata

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes winger Max Domi has heard the chatter in Czech, the soundtrack that occasionally turns on when he’s skating alongside center Martin Hanzal and winger Radim Vrbata. And although Hanzal and Vrbata will speak English when Domi needs to be included in the talk, Domi has considered what it..." October 10

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • Why the Arizona Coyotes have pro sports youngest general manager

    USA Today "John Chayka is sure veteran Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello doesn’t know what to make of him. “He’s still trying to figure me out,” the Arizona Coyotes GM said with a laugh. It’s understandable if Lamoriello needs time to get a read on Chayka because Lamoriello was a..." October 07

  • Jalen Smereck inks entry level deal with Coyotes

    Today's Slapshot "Following successful rookie and training camps with the Arizona Coyotes this fall, undrafted free agent defenseman Jalen Smereck went to the OHL’s Flint Firebirds to begin his season without an NHL deal. Now, though, he sits just two games into his major juniors season with four points – and..." October 06

  • Report: Tobias Rieder to sign multi-year extension with Arizona Coyotes

    Today's Slapshot "The Arizona Coyotes have surprisingly been struggling through contract negotiations with two-way forward Tobias Rieder all summer. With just under two weeks until the start of the upcoming season, though, things have finally reportedly gotten done. First broken by Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet,..." October 04

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • Arizona Coyotes' Jamie McGinn hoping to lead by example

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes winger Jamie McGinn swung his left leg over the boards and even before his right blade touched the ice, his body was careening for the front of the net like the two were magnets destined to meet. Upon arrival, the puck greeted him and his shot flailed wide. Next up was a stop along..." October 02

  • Coyotes Reduce Training Camp Roster By 17 Players "Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have assigned the following 15 players to the Tucson Roadrunners, the club's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate." October 02

  • Arizona Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson ready to get back to work

    Arizona Republic "After returning to the Valley earlier this week from the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto, Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson was given some down time before reporting to training camp. But he would have been fine with getting back on the ice immediately. “I got bored the last two days..." October 01

  • Seven potential trade destinations for Winnipeg Jets’ Jacob Trouba

    Sportsnet "Simply because a player demands a trade (or asks politely) it doesn’t mean it’s a guarantee they get moved. Remember what happened with Jonathan Drouin and Travis Hamonic last season? That’s why the situation surrounding still-unsigned restricted free agent Jacob Trouba is so..." September 29

  • Tobias Rieder’s agent wants trade; roster cuts announced

    Arizona Sports " reported last week what restricted free agent forward Tobias Rieder was looking for in contract negotiations with the Coyotes, and that he would not report to camp without a deal (standard ops for RFAs). With those negotiations still at an impasse, Rieder’s agent, Darren Ferris,..." September 29

  • 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