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Phoenix Coyotes general manager Don Maloney signed a long-term contract extension Friday with the NHL-owned team. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Maloney has directed the team for six seasons, leading the franchise to the Western Conference finals last year despite the restrictions of league ownership. The Coyotes missed the playoffs this year, going 21-18-9 in the lockout-shortened season.
''I am grateful to continue working for this franchise,'' Maloney said in a statement released by the team. ''We have a strong core of talented people, both on and off the ice, who are committed to building a championship team and a first class organization. I would like to thank NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly for their tremendous support these past few years.''
The 54-year-old former NHL player joined the Coyotes after 10 seasons in the New York Rangers' front office. He also worked for the New York Islanders, serving as general manager in 1992-95, and was a scout for the San Jose Sharks in 1996-97.
''We are very pleased that Don has agreed to sign a long-term contract extension with the Coyotes,'' Daly said. ''Since joining the team in 2007, Don has done an outstanding job managing his team and building a competitive roster that has produced on the ice, even given less than ideal circumstances off the ice. The NHL remains committed to securing the Coyotes' future in Glendale under new ownership, and we believe Don's long-term agreement evidences that he is equally committed.''
The NHL has run the team since former owner Jerry Moyes took the franchise into bankruptcy in 2009.
Coach Dave Tippett remains without a contract for next season.
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Bringing back Maloney was one of the Coyotes top priorities this offseason. (Photo courtesy of Coyotes.com)
The Phoenix Coyotes have taken care of stage one in their critical offseason, signing general manager Don Maloney to a long-term extension. Per club policy, the financials of the deal were not disclosed but it is still a major hurdle that the team has now overcome.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Phoenix Coyotes announced today that Executive Vice President and General Manager Don Maloney has signed a long-term contract extension. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"We are very pleased that Don has agreed to sign a long-term contract extension with the Coyotes," said NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly. "...
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