ARIZONA COYOTES NEWS

Coyotes' salary cap analysis shows room for maneuvering

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes closed the books on their remaining free agents Thursday when restricted free agent defenseman Brandon Gormley accepted the team's one-year, two-way qualifying offer of $850,500 while restricted free agent goalie Louis Domingue opted to play in Europe. With six weeks until training camp begins, the Coyotes have 12 forwards under contract that finished...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Smith to host camp for kids in Yukon

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith is always interested in growing the sport of hockey, and he'll travel great lengths to do so.This weekend, Smith will head to Watson Lake, Yukon, to participate in a free hockey camp for kids as part of the NHL Players' Association's Goals and Dreams 15th Anniversary celebration tour."I'm very excited about it," the 33-year-old Ontario native...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes ease Mike Smith's worries with hiring of goalie guru Elkin

Sean Burke was a security blanket for Coyotes goalie Mike Smith. Whenever Smith discussed Burke's impact on his game, he gushed with superlatives. Whenever the possibility of Burke leaving the organization was raised, Smith's eyes widened with fear. Those fears were realized when Burke left his post as Coyotes goalie coach and assistant to the general manager on June 30. But it took...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes hire Elkin, Schwab as goaltending coaches

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes have hired Jon Elkin and Corey Schwab as the organization's goaltending coaches. Elkin, who will work with all goaltenders on the Coyotes' NHL roster, has coached at multiple levels in professional hockey, including three seasons as goaltending coach for the Calgary Flames (1999-2002). He founded Jon Elkin's Goalie Schools in Toronto in 1984 at age...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at Chris Pronger’s Hockey Hall of Fame banner

Chris Pronger was a member of a stacked group of 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees and now his banner can be found at the Hall. Pronger still technically hasn’t retired (in fact, his contract was recently traded to the Arizona Coyotes), but the Hall of Fame elected to waive the eligibility rules for Pronger. Here’s a look at Pronger’s banner: Now up! Hockey Hall of Fame...
Via Frozen Notes
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vermette brings Stanley Cup to children's hospital

Arizona Coyotes center Antoine Vermette made the most of his day with the Stanley Cup this past weekend.Vermette, who was dealt to the eventual-champion Chicago Blackhawks at last season's trade deadline, visited a children's hospital in Quebec City before being honored in his nearby hometown of Saint-Agapit. The 33-year-old rejoined the Coyotes as a free agent on July 1.Vermette...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Antoine Vermette brings the Stanley Cup to a children’s hospital

Antoine Vermette was acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks as the 2014-15 season wound to its conclusion. Vermette was a rental in every sense of the word and wasn’t a major factor in the team’s Cup win, but he can still call himself a Stanley Cup champion. Though he has already decided to return to the Arizona Coyotes, Vermette is still celebrating the victory and decided to give...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Antoine Vermette brings the Stanley Cup to a children’s hospital

Antoine Vermette was acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks as the 2014-15 season wound to its conclusion. Vermette was a rental in every sense of the word and wasn’t a major factor in the team’s Cup win, but he can still call himself a Stanley Cup champion. Though he has already decided to return to the Arizona Coyotes, Vermette is still celebrating the victory and decided to give...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What happens to Coyotes, Glendale after two years?

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Glendale City Council on Friday voted unanimously (7-0) to approve an amended, two-year Gila River Arena lease and management agreement with the Coyotes.  The new deal gives Glendale the cost certainty it sought in the form of a fixed, $6.5 million management fee. The short-term agreement removes the immediate uncertainty the Coyotes faced in a drawn-out lawsuit...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Glendale to vote on amended lease agreement with Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Glendale City Council will hold a special voting meeting Friday at 9 a.m. on an amended version of its arena-lease agreement with the Coyotes. It posted the amended agreement on its website Thursday morning. If the council approves the amendments, the city and team will reach a settlement that will keep the Coyotes at Gila River Arena for at least the next...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes sign Dahlbeck, Martinook to 2-way deals

The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenseman Klas Dahlbeck to a one-year, two-way contract and forward Jordan Martinook to a two-year, two-way contract. Dahlbeck, 24, had one goal, three assists and eight penalty minutes in 23 games last season with the Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks. Martinook, 22, played in eight games with the Coyotes and recorded one assist. A second-round draft...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes sign defenseman Dahlbeck, forward Martinook

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenseman Klas Dahlbeck to a one-year, two-way contract and forward Jordan Martinook to a two-year, two-way deal. Dahlbeck had a goal and three assists in 23 games last season with the Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks. The Swedish player also had four goals and seven assists in 52 games with Portland and Rockford of the American...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Battle For The Pacific Division: The Arizona Coyotes

As the summer drags on I thought I’d take the time to take a look at the other teams that make up the Pacific Division, what they did and where I think they could end up when its all said and done.  This time I will look at what most expect to be the “dog” of the Pacific Division, The Arizona Coyotes. All information here is accurate as of 7/16/15. Who’s in: F John Scott...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes sign Samuelsson, Shinnimin to 1-year contracts

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenseman Philip Samuelsson and forward Brendan Shinnimin to one-year, two-way contracts, avoiding salary arbitration. The Coyotes announced the moves Wednesday. They did not reveal financial terms. The 23-year-old Samuelsson, the son of former NHL defenseman Ulf Samuelsson and older brother of Coyotes center Henrik Samuelsson...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tippett may 'fast-track' some guys to the NHL

There were an awful lot of young, high-end talented players at this year's development camp for the Arizona Coyotes. Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett made sure to keep a close eye on all of them, as a great deal of them could be on his team this year."We're trying to fast-track some people to the NHL," Tippett told Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic. "So we have to give them as...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tippett: Speed, skill stand out at Coyotes development camp

Dave Tippett never expected the Coyotes' prospect development camp to offer much in the way of player evaluations. This was more about putting faces to names and setting expectations for players hoping to make it to the NHL level. Even so, two things jumped out at Tippett from the now concluded on-ice portion of the camp. "The speed and skill of the group is very high," he said Thursday...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Arizona Coyotes Free Agency

View image | gettyimages.com The Arizona Coyotes have had a very busy offseason just in free agency alone. This doesn’t even count their draft day and continued saga with the city of Glendale, Arizona about their arena lease. Grade: A Right after the NHL Entry Draft the Coyotes acquired D Nicklas Grossmann and D Chris Pronger from Philadelphia for F Sam Gagner and a conditional...
Via TopSportsReport
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes give young players more individual attention

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) A whistle blew and Dave Tippett skated toward center ice, shouting out directions as he pointed to different areas of the rink. Players in grouped in red and white jerseys skated to their designated spots and began working with coaches on stickhandling, passing and skating. The session ended with the losing teams in the small-space games doing a series of...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes, Mikkel Boedker Avoid Arbitration With One-Year Contract

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes have signed left wing Mikkel Boedker to a one-year, $3.75 million deal. Boedker filed for salary arbitration on Sunday, but the sides were able to iron out a deal Tuesday before they went before a mediator. The 25-year-old from Denmark has been one of Arizona’s most creative scorers during seven seasons with the team. Boedker had 14 goals...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBlanc: 'We feel strongly that our home is Gila River Arena'

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The elephant in the room at the Arizona Coyotes' town hall meeting Tuesday night was the team's continuing legal battle with the city of Glendale over the city's vote last month to cancel their arena lease deal. Coyotes' President, CEO and co-owner Anthony LeBlanc, who was joined onstage by general manager Don Maloney and coach Dave Tippett, quickly addressed...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Top-pick Strome enjoys being a Coyote

Dylan Strome made his Coyotes debut -- of sorts -- on Tuesday as the team opened its prospect camp in Scottsdale. The team's entire 2015 draft class attends the camp, including first-round choices Strome and Nick Merkley and second-round pick Christian Fischer. Former first-round picks Max Domi (2013) and Brendan Perlini (2014) are participating as well, along with forward prospects...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes avoid arbitration with Boedker, sign 1-year deal

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes have signed left wing Mikkel Boedker to a one-year, $3.75 million deal. Boedker filed for salary arbitration on Sunday, but the sides were able to iron out a deal Tuesday before they went before a mediator. The 25-year-old from Denmark has been one of Arizona's most creative scorers during seven seasons with the team. Boedker had 14 goals...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes, Mikkel Boedker agree on 1-year, $3.75 million deal

The Coyotes have signed restricted free agent forward Mikkel Boedker to a one-year contract, $3.75 million contract. The salary ties Boedker with recently signed Antoine Vermette for second highest on the team, behind Shane Doan's $4.55 million. The two sides had been trying to work out a longer deal, but the Coyotes' legal battle with the city of Glendale complicated the negotiations...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes GM tells free agents the honest truth about uncertain future

Things for the Arizona Coyotes are a bit murky. The team has battled the city of Glendale and the future of the franchise is unclear. You’d think that would be a detractor for potential free agents, but the club has managed to convince Zbynek Michalek, Steve Downie, Brad Richardson, Antoine Vermette and Anders Lindback to join the club. While none of those players are marquee...
Via Bloguin Best
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes GM tells free agents the honest truth about uncertain future

Things for the Arizona Coyotes are a bit murky. The team has battled the city of Glendale and the future of the franchise is unclear. You’d think that would be a detractor for potential free agents, but the club has managed to convince Zbynek Michalek, Steve Downie, Brad Richardson, Antoine Vermette and Anders Lindback to join the club. While none of those players are marquee...
Via Puck Drunk Love
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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