Besides a Stanley Cup, the Jack Adams Award is the most coveted trophy a head coach can win in the National Hockey League. By definition, the Jack Adams is awarded annually to the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team’s success.
The Arizona Coyotes’ long pause in the season before the planned return to play has this silver lining: Everyone could, in theory, get healthy. That included Phil Kessel, who dealt with a groin injury early on in the season.
The Arizona Coyotes announced Tuesday the signing of defenseman Dysin Mayo to a two-way contract for one year in length. The move retains a member of the organization who has been in the system for several years.
Darcy Kuemper knows the time off will go by fast. He and his Arizona Coyotes teammates need to prepare for the intensity that lies ahead. The NHL’s 24-team return-to-play format will put the Coyotes against the Nashville Predators in a play-in series, forcing players to go from months of quarantining at home to playing do-or-die hockey.
Brad Richardson said it starts in the morning, before players even get to the arena. They take their own temperature at home. Once Arizona Coyotes players arrive for practice in voluntary small group training sessions as part of Phase 2, which began for the Coyotes on Thursday, someone is there to greet them at Gila River Arena.
Sports leagues around the country and world were canceled, suspended or adjusted in some way due to the coronavirus spread. With more information on cancellations of events and looking forward to reopening in the future, here’s a look at everything that’s transpired since the COVID-19 virus impacted the sports world.
Arizona Coyotes forward Conor Garland is the team’s nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy, given annually to the player who most exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
Last year, the Coyotes got a new owner, Alex Meruelo. On Monday, they announced a new president and CEO, Xavier A. Gutierrez. The Harvard and Stanford grad has an extensive background in business and investments, with employers ranging from Lehman Brothers to the NFL.
The Arizona Coyotes’ long-awaited announcement of a new arena in Arizona has been even further delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, majority owner Alex Meruelo said in a digital conference call with media on Monday, while a goal is still to announce something by the end of this year.
For the 2020 THW Mock Draft, I was the general manager for a couple of teams, including the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes had no picks in the first round, so the second round was where I started my work for them.