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The Arizona
Arizona
Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team's primary owner is Andrew Barroway. The Coyotes first played at America West Arena
America West Arena
in downtown Phoenix, before moving to Glendale's Gila River Arena
Gila River Arena
in 2003. The Coyotes were founded on December 27, 1971, as the Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Jets of the World Hockey Association
World Hockey Association
(WHA). After the WHA had ceased operations, they were one of four franchises absorbed into the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
and then granted membership on June 22, 1979. The Jets moved to Phoenix on July 1, 1996, and were renamed the Phoenix Coyotes. The NHL took ownership of the Phoenix Coyotes franchise in 2009 after owner Jerry Moyes turned it over to the league after declaring bankruptcy. Spending several years finding prospective owners who would not move the franchise out of Metro Phoenix, the NHL completed the sale of the Coyotes to Ice Arizona
Arizona
Acquisition Co., LLC. on August 5, 2013.[3] On June 27, 2014, the team changed its geographic name from "Phoenix" to "Arizona", and modified its secondary logo.[4] On June 26, 2015, the team introduced updated jerseys for the 2015–16 NHL season.

Contents

1 Franchise history

1.1 Original Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Jets (1972–1996) 1.2 Early years in Phoenix (1996–2005) 1.3 Gretzky era (2005–2009) 1.4 Return to the playoffs and first division title (2009–2012)

1.4.1 2009 bankruptcy and attempts to sell the team

1.5 New ownership and " Arizona
Arizona
Coyotes" (2013–present)

2 Team information

2.1 Name 2.2 Jerseys 2.3 Mascot

3 Season-by-season record 4 Players

4.1 Current roster 4.2 Retired numbers 4.3 Hall of Famers 4.4 First-round draft picks 4.5 Team scoring leaders 4.6 NHL awards and trophies 4.7 Team records 4.8 Team captains

5 Front office and coaching staff

5.1 Front office 5.2 Coaching staff

6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Franchise history[edit] Original Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Jets (1972–1996)[edit] Main article: Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Jets (1972–96) The team began play as the Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Jets, one of the founding franchises in the World Hockey Association
World Hockey Association
(WHA). The Jets were the most successful team in the short-lived WHA, winning the Avco World Trophy, the league's championship trophy, three times and making the finals five out of the WHA's seven seasons. It then became one of the four teams admitted to the NHL as part of a merger when the financially struggling WHA folded in 1979.

The franchise played in Winnipeg
Winnipeg
as the Jets from 1972 to 1996. They were originally members of the WHA before joining the NHL in 1979.

However, the club was never able to translate its WHA success into the NHL after the merger. The merger's terms allowed the established NHL teams to reclaim most of the players that had jumped to the upstart league, and the Jets lost most of their best players in the ensuing reclamation draft. As a result, they finished last in the NHL during their first two seasons, including a nine-win season in 1980–81 that is still the worst in franchise history. They recovered fairly quickly, however, making the playoffs 11 times in the next 15 seasons. However, the Jets only won two playoff series, largely due to being in the same division as the powerful Edmonton Oilers
Edmonton Oilers
and Calgary Flames. Because of the way the playoffs were structured for much of their Winnipeg
Winnipeg
run, the team was all but assured of having to defeat either the Oilers or the Flames (or both) to reach the Conference Finals. In 1984–85, for instance, they finished with the fifth-best record in the league, only to be bounced by the Oilers in the division finals. Two years later, they dispatched the Flames in the first round, only to be eliminated again by the Oilers in the division finals. The franchise would not win another playoff series for 25 years. The Jets ran into financial trouble when player salaries began spiraling up in the 1990s; this hit the Canadian teams particularly hard. Winnipeg
Winnipeg
was the second-smallest market in the NHL for most of the Jets' existence, and after the Quebec Nordiques
Quebec Nordiques
moved to Denver
Denver
in 1995 to become the Colorado Avalanche, it became the smallest market. In addition, the club's home arena, Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Arena, was one of the smallest in the league. Despite strong fan support, several attempts to keep the team in Winnipeg
Winnipeg
fell through. In December 1995, Jerry Colangelo, owner of the National Basketball
Basketball
Association's Phoenix Suns, Phoenix businessmen Steven Gluckstern and Richard Burke, and a local investor group, bought the team with plans to move it to Phoenix for the 1996–97 season. After the franchise considered "Mustangs," "Outlaws," "Wranglers" and "Freeze," a name-the-team contest yielded the nickname "Coyotes", which finished ahead of the second-place "Scorpions".[5] Early years in Phoenix (1996–2005)[edit]

Shane Doan
Shane Doan
was team captain from 2003 to 2017. Holding the franchise record for games played, he was the last Coyotes player to have also played in Winnipeg.

In the summer that the move took place, Jets star Alexei Zhamnov left the team, while the team added established superstar Jeremy Roenick from the Chicago
Chicago
Blackhawks. Roenick teamed up with power wingers Keith Tkachuk
Keith Tkachuk
and Rick Tocchet
Rick Tocchet
to form a dynamic 1–2–3 offensive punch that led the Coyotes through their first years in Arizona. Also impressive were young players like Shane Doan
Shane Doan
(he would also be the last remaining player from the team's days in Winnipeg), Oleg Tverdovsky and goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin, whom the fans nicknamed the "Bulin Wall." Another key addition to the squad was veteran forward Mike Gartner, who had come over from the Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs. Despite his experience and scoring his 700th career goal on December 15, 1997, Gartner battled injuries in the latter half of the 1997–98 season. The Coyotes did not renew his contract, and he retired at the end of the season. After arriving in Phoenix, the team posted six consecutive .500 or better seasons, making the playoffs in every year but one. The one time they didn't make the playoffs, in 2000–01, they became the first team to earn 90 points and miss the playoffs. The Coyotes' original home, America West Arena, was suboptimal for hockey. Although considered a state-of-the-art arena when built for the Phoenix Suns, unlike most modern arenas, it was not designed with a hockey rink in mind. The floor was just barely large enough to fit a standard NHL rink, forcing the Coyotes to hastily re-engineer it to accommodate the 200-foot rink. The configuration left a portion of one end of the upper deck hanging over the boards and ice, obscuring almost a third of the rink and one goal from several sections. As a result, listed capacity had to be cut down from over 18,000 seats to just over 16,000 – the second-smallest in the league at the time – after the first season. Richard Burke bought out Steven Gluckstern in 1998, but was unable to attract more investors to alleviate the team's financial woes (see below). In 2001, Burke sold the team to Phoenix-area developer Steve Ellman, with Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky
as a part-owner and head of hockey operations. The closest that they came to advancing past the first round during their first decade in Arizona
Arizona
was during the 1999 playoffs. After building a 3–1 series lead, The Coyotes would fall in overtime of Game 7 on a goal by Pierre Turgeon
Pierre Turgeon
of the St. Louis Blues. In 2002, the Coyotes posted 95 points, one point behind their best total as an NHL team while in Winnipeg, but went down rather meekly to the San Jose Sharks in five games. From then until the 2007–08 season, the Coyotes were barely competitive and managed to break the 80-point barrier only once during that time. Attendance levels dropped considerably, worrying many league executives. In addition, an unfavorable arena lease at city-owned America West Arena
America West Arena
had the team suffering massive losses[6] (as much as $40 million a year at one point[7]); the Coyotes have yet to really recover from the resulting financial problems. The team moved into Glendale Arena (now known as Gila River Arena) about 2½ months into the 2003–04 NHL season. Ellman put forward numerous proposals to improve the hockey sight lines in America West Arena in hopes of boosting capacity back over the 17,000 mark. However, none of these got beyond the planning stages, leading Ellman to commit to building a new arena. Simultaneously, the team changed its logo and uniforms, moving from the multi-colored kit to a more streamlined look. In 2005, Ellman sold the Coyotes, the National Lacrosse League's Arizona Sting and the lease to Gila River Arena
Gila River Arena
to trucking magnate Jerry Moyes, who is also a part-owner of Major League Baseball's Arizona
Arizona
Diamondbacks. Gretzky era (2005–2009)[edit] On August 6, 2005, Brett Hull, son of former Jet Bobby Hull, was signed and promptly assigned the elder Hull's retired No. 9. Two days later, Gretzky named himself head coach, replacing Rick Bowness, despite the fact that he had never coached at any level of hockey. The Coyotes "Ring of Honor" was unveiled on October 8, inducting Gretzky (who had never played for the organization) and Bobby Hull. Only a week later, Brett Hull
Brett Hull
announced his retirement. On January 21, 2006, Jets great Thomas Steen
Thomas Steen
was the third inductee to the "Ring of Honor."

Drafted in 2005, Martin Hanzal
Martin Hanzal
was with the team from 2007 to 2017.

Another moment in a series of bad luck: the Coyotes were planning to host the 2006 NHL All-Star Game, but the event was canceled because of the 2006 Winter Olympics. The team returned to Winnipeg
Winnipeg
on September 17, 2006, to play a pre-season game against the Edmonton
Edmonton
Oilers, but were shut-out 5–0 before a sellout crowd of 15,015. On April 11, 2007, CEO Jeff Shumway announced that General Manager Michael Barnett (Gretzky's agent for over 20 years), senior executive vice president of hockey operations Cliff Fletcher
Cliff Fletcher
and San Antonio Rampage's general manager and Coyotes' assistant general manager Laurence Gilman "have been relieved of their duties." The Coyotes finished the 2006–2007 season 31–46–5, their worst record since relocating to Phoenix.[8] On May 29, 2007, Jeff Shumway announced that Don Maloney had agreed to a multi-year contract to become general manager of the Coyotes. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.[9] However, as has been the case with all general managers since 2001, Maloney serves in an advisory role to Gretzky. The 2007–08 season was something of a resurgence for the Coyotes. After their disastrous 2006–07 campaign, the Coyotes looked to rebuild the team by relying on their drafted talent such as Peter Mueller and Martin Hanzal
Martin Hanzal
to make the team successful as opposed to using free agency. The Coyotes also acquired Radim Vrbata
Radim Vrbata
from the Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks
for Kevyn Adams in an effort to provide the team with more offense. The team signed both Alex Auld
Alex Auld
and David Aebischer to compete for the starting goaltender position with Mikael Tellqvist acting as the backup goaltender. Neither Auld or Aebischer were able to hold on to the starting position, leaving the Coyotes to turn to the waiver wire for assistance. On November 17, 2007, the Coyotes were able to claim Ilya Bryzgalov
Ilya Bryzgalov
off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks. Bryzgalov responded by not only starting in goal the day he was acquired, but posting a shutout in his Coyotes debut against the Los Angeles Kings. Bryzgalov was soon given a three-year contract extension because of his high level of play. Despite predictions of another disastrous season, the Coyotes played competitive hockey for most of the season. However, they finished eight points short of the last playoff spot, with 83 points. Return to the playoffs and first division title (2009–2012)[edit]

Named head coach in September 2009, Dave Tippett
Dave Tippett
led the Coyotes to their first division championship and three consecutive playoffs. Tippett left the Coyotes in 2017.

On September 24, 2009, Dave Tippett
Dave Tippett
took over coaching duties of the Phoenix Coyotes after Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky
stepped down hours before. In just 61 games, Tippett led the Coyotes to more wins in their 2009–10 regular season (37) than their previous season (36), en route to the first 50-win season in the franchise's NHL history. On March 27, 2010, the Coyotes clinched a playoff spot, their first playoff spot since the 2001–02 season, and in the process, reached the 100-point mark for the first time ever as an NHL team, and the first time overall since the 1977–78 (WHA) Jets scored 102 points.[10] They finished with 107 points, the highest point total in the franchise's 38-year history. This was good enough for fourth overall in the league, tying the 1984–85 Jets for the franchise's highest finish as an NHL team. They also qualified for the fourth seed in the Western Conference, giving them home-ice advantage in the first round for the first time since 1985. Their first round opponent in the 2010 Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
playoffs was the Detroit Red Wings. Game 1 of the series was the first NHL playoff game to be played in Gila River Arena. However, an injury to Shane Doan sidelined him for most of the series, and the veteran Red Wings defeated the Coyotes in seven games. In the following year, the Coyotes played the Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
for the second straight postseason, in the first round of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Coyotes were swept in four games. On April 7, 2012, the Coyotes defeated the Minnesota Wild
Minnesota Wild
with a score of 4–1 to win the Pacific Division title—their first division title as an NHL team (in Winnipeg
Winnipeg
or Phoenix).[11] This gave them the third seed in the West, and with it home ice advantage in a playoff series for only the third time in franchise history. In the first round, they defeated the Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks
in six games, the franchise's first playoff series win since 1987. The first five games went to overtime, tying a record when the Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
and Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
did it in the 1951 Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
Final. They faced the Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
in the second round, winning the first two games and the series 4–1. However, the Coyotes fell to the Los Angeles Kings in game five of a 4–1 series. 2009 bankruptcy and attempts to sell the team[edit] Main article: Phoenix Coyotes bankruptcy and sale In December 2008, the media became aware that the Coyotes were suffering massive losses, and the NHL was paying the team's bills. The media reports were minimized by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman
Gary Bettman
and vice-president Bill Daly. However, Moyes had secretly given operational control of the team to the league. In May 2009, Moyes put the team into bankruptcy hours before Bettman was to present him an offer to sell the team to Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
and Chicago White Sox
Chicago White Sox
owner Jerry Reinsdorf. Moyes intended to sell the team to Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie
Jim Balsillie
who intended to purchase the team out of bankruptcy and move it to Hamilton, Ontario. The NHL responded by stripping Moyes of his remaining ownership authority. From May until September 2009, hearings were held in Phoenix bankruptcy court to determine the fate of the Coyotes and the holding company. Two potential bidders for the team surfaced, Reinsdorf and Ice Edge Holdings. but they did not submit a bid for the team at the bankruptcy hearing. Instead, the NHL put in the only rival bid to Balsillie for the team, while it contended the Moyes-Balsillie deal violated NHL rules. The bankruptcy court voided the planned sale to Balsillie, accepting the league's argument that bankruptcy could not be used to circumvent league rules. The NHL's bid was also declared insufficient, but the judge left the window open to an improved bid. Moyes and the NHL settled, with the NHL buying the team and assuming all debts. The NHL negotiated a temporary lease with the city of Glendale, which owns Gila River Arena. The NHL then negotiated with the Reinsdorf and Ice Edge to work out a deal with Glendale. Ice Edge signed a letter of intent to buy the team from the NHL, while Reinsdorf had won the approval of the City of Glendale. On Friday, May 7, 2010, ESPN.com reported that Reinsdorf bid had fallen apart, and the City of Glendale was working with Ice Edge to buy the team in a last-ditch effort to keep them in Arizona. The National Post
National Post
criticized both bids, as they were conditional on municipal taxpayers covering any losses that the Coyotes might incur, and suggested that keeping the team in Phoenix was never economically viable.[12] In July 2010, the Ice Edge bid collapsed, as it did not satisfy Glendale's financial conditions. Ice Edge decided to concentrate on an effort to buy a minor league team. The City of Glendale had to step in and guarantee the team's losses for 2010–11 as a precondition of the NHL not transferring the franchise. A consortium of investors led by Chicago
Chicago
investor Matt Hulsizer then reached a deal to purchase the Coyotes from the NHL along with a lease agreement with Glendale. However, the Hulsizer deal collapsed in late June 2011 at least in part due to a threatened suit by the Goldwater Institute
Goldwater Institute
over the legality of payments Glendale would make to Hulsizer prior to the consortium buying the team. The threat of the suit may have prevented the sale of bonds to finance the payments. The team only stayed in the Phoenix area for the 2011–12 season after another $25 million payment by the city of Glendale. The 2012–13 NHL lockout
2012–13 NHL lockout
provided another opportunity for the Coyotes to find a potential owner and avoid relocation while the league suspended team operations during the labor dispute. A deal to former San Jose Sharks
San Jose Sharks
owner Greg Jamison had been drafted just as the lockout ended, but failed to be finalized and fulfilled by January 31, 2013. The deal would have kept the Coyotes in Phoenix for the next 20 years relying on a tax payer subsidy, according to the agreement. It would also have had "Phoenix" dropped from the name and instead use the more inclusive term "Arizona."[13] California investment executive Darin Pastor also submitted a bid to buy the Coyotes. His bid proposed to keep the team in the Glendale area while engaging young hockey players in the region through school partnerships and scholarship efforts.[14] The NHL rejected Pastor's bid on May 13, 2013, citing the bid was "inconsistent with what we had previously indicated were the minimum prerequisites" of a bid.[15] New ownership and " Arizona
Arizona
Coyotes" (2013–present)[edit] Due to the team's bankruptcy status since 2009 and the annual revenue lost each year, the NHL planned to move the Coyotes should a deal with the city for a new lease and new ownership not be decided by July 2, 2013. The plan was to move the franchise to a new city, likely Seattle.[16] On July 2, 2013, by a vote of 4–3, the Glendale City Council approved a 15-year lease agreement with Renaissance Sports and Entertainment (RSE), who would purchase the team from the NHL for US$225 million by August 5, 2013.[17] The members of the Canadian group are Executive Chairman & Governor George Gosbee, President, CEO & Alternate Governor Anthony LeBlanc, Alternate Governor Craig Stewart, and Directors Gary J. Drummond, W. David Duckett, William "Bill" Dutton, Robert Gwin, Scott Saxberg and Richard Walter. RSE partnered with Global Spectrum (owners of the Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Flyers) for help in managing Gila River Arena. The agreement has the city of Glendale giving RSE US$15 million per year for management fees. There is an agreement that RSE can move the team after five years, if it accrues $50 million US in losses.[17]

David Moss scored the franchise's final goal under the Phoenix moniker on April 13, 2014. The franchise was renamed to the Arizona
Arizona
Coyotes in the following season.

On January 29, 2014, the new ownership group announced that the team would change its name to the " Arizona
Arizona
Coyotes" for the 2014–15 season. According to Coyotes President Anthony LeBlanc, the change is being made to reflect that the team is no longer located within Phoenix city limits and to include all hockey fans in the state of Arizona. Aside from a new shoulder patch, the team's uniform design will not change.[18] The Coyotes played their final game under the Phoenix moniker with a 2–1 victory over the Dallas Stars
Dallas Stars
on April 13, 2014. In front of 15,146 fans, David Moss scored the final goal in Phoenix Coyotes history with 2:31 left in the regulation time.[19] Following the conclusion of the 2013–14 season, it was reported that due to lackluster revenue from parking and non-hockey events, the City of Glendale would recoup just $4.4 million, which was significantly less than the $6.8 million the city expected to receive back from source including parking receipts, ticket sales and naming rights for the arena.[20] On June 4, 2014, it was reported that a Scottsdale, Arizona, public-relations firm had sued IceArizona, the owner of the Phoenix Coyotes, alleging that the NHL club had reneged on a sponsorship deal worth nearly $250,000. A Coyotes' spokesman responded to this issue by calling it a "quarter-million-dollar scheme."[21] By October, Ice Arizona
Arizona
entered a deal to sell 51% of the Coyotes to Philadelphia-based hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway who had recently failed in his attempt to purchase the New York Islanders.[22] The deal was approved by the NHL Board of Governors on December 31, 2014.[23] During the 2014–15 season, the team finished last in the Pacific Division with the second-worst record in the NHL. On June 10, 2015 the Glendale, Arizona
Glendale, Arizona
city council voted to terminate its 15-year, $225 million agreement with the Coyotes. "The city claimed it was entitled to terminate the agreement because two former city employees, Craig Tindall and Julie Frisoni, were involved in securing the deal and later worked for the Coyotes."[24] On July 23, 2015, it was announced that the Coyotes and Glendale City Council had agreed on a resolution.[25][26] On July 24, 2015, the Coyotes announced that Glendale City Council had enacted a two-year deal.[27] At the conclusion of the 2015–16 season, General Manager Don Maloney was relieved of his duties after eight seasons and one GM of the Year award.[28] The Coyotes replaced Maloney as general manager with John Chayka, who became the NHL's youngest GM, being promoted from his position as assistant general manager/analytics within the Coyotes staff.[29] In August 2016, Dawn Braid was hired as the Arizona Coyotes' skating coach, making her the first female full-time coach in the NHL.[30] On November 14, 2016, the Coyotes announced plans to build a new arena in Tempe, Arizona, which was scheduled to be completed for the 2019–20 NHL season. The project would have included an adjoining 4,000-seat arena that would be used for Coyotes practices and as the home for the Arizona
Arizona
State University men's hockey team.[31][32] However, the arena project was withdrawn when ASU pulled out of the deal in February 2017.[33] At the end of the 2016–17 season, Barroway bought out the rest of the Ice Arizona
Arizona
ownership group and became the sole owner of the franchise. Following the transfer, former Ice Arizona
Arizona
CEO Anthony LeBlanc and the director of hockey operations Gary Drummond both left the organization.[34] On June 19, 2017, the Coyotes opted not to re-sign long time captain Shane Doan, who had been with the franchise since they were the Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Jets. The Coyotes left Doan[35] a standing offer to remain with the team in a non-playing role. On June 22, 2017, head coach Dave Tippett
Dave Tippett
would also leave his positions within the Coyotes after eight seasons,[36] and would be succeeded by Rick Tocchet
Rick Tocchet
on July 11, 2017.[37] Team information[edit] Name[edit] With the relocation program, a (public) team naming voting process was being held, with "Coyotes" defeating "Scorpions" amongst the finalists. Both coyotes and scorpions are inhabitants of the Sonoran Desert, and the owners/supporters of the club wanted the team name to be an animal that was representative of the region.[38] On June 27, 2014, the team changed its geographic name from "Phoenix" to "Arizona".[4] Jerseys[edit] Upon their arrival in Phoenix in 1996, the team adopted a look with a strong Southwestern flavor. The primary logo was a stylized hockey stick-wielding coyote in a kachina-inspired style. The jerseys featured pointed green shoulders with brick red trim over a white (home) or black (road) body, and non-traditional striping patterns. These uniforms remained in place until 2003. A third jersey, primarily green with a nighttime desert landscape wrapped around the bottom and the cuffs of the sleeves, was introduced in 1998, and retired in 2003 when the team redesigned the uniforms. As the NHL switched home and road jerseys beginning in the 2003–04 season, and coinciding with the team's move from America West Arena
America West Arena
to the newly completed Glendale Arena, the Coyotes redesigned their look completely, adopting the current howling coyote head logo, while dropping several colors from the team's palette. Sedona red and white became the primary colors, with desert sand and black remaining as logo trim colors. A variation of these colors was later used for the Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
team Arizona
Arizona
Diamondbacks. The uniform's simplified two-color scheme with three stripes on each sleeve and the tail bears some resemblance to later versions of the Montreal Maroons jerseys. The team also changed its shoulder patch, taking the form of the outline of the state of Arizona, with an homage to the state flag and the abbreviation "PHX". This logo was worn only on the right shoulder leaving the left shoulder bare. The Coyotes updated their jerseys for the 2007–08 season, along with all NHL teams, as part of the switchover to Rbk Edge jerseys. The changes made were adding an NHL crest just below the neck opening, removing the stripes that were previously just above the lower hem, and moving the "PHX" patch from the right to the left shoulder. The white jersey also gained red shoulder coloring and laces at the collar. The three-stripe pattern is applied to the side of the pants. The Coyotes also added a third jersey for the 2008–09 season. It is primarily black and features a new alternate coyote logo on the front, with the primary logo (coyote head) patch on the right shoulder, and the "Official Seal" on the left.[39] Since white does not appear on the alternate, solid red pant shells are worn with this jersey. Before the 2014–15 season, it was announced that the Coyotes' third jersey would no longer be used. The patch on the home and away jerseys that used to read "PHX" would also be changed to read "AZ" to comply with the team's rebranded name.[4] On June 26, 2015, the Coyotes introduced updated jerseys. As described by an official press release, "The body of the Coyotes home and away jerseys remains unchanged but the new jerseys feature an original sleeve stripe designed to connect with Arizona's distinctive striated landscape. These bold sleeves, along with a striking black pant, will be worn both at home in Glendale and on the road. The new red jersey shoulder patch features a coyote's paw "A" mark, an icon built for Arizona's hockey fans; while the white jersey shoulder will carry an updated "AZ" mark, connecting back to the new word mark. Finally, a uniquely Southwestern pattern in the jersey's neckline connects the Coyotes to the legacy of Arizona. This updated uniform features Reebok's latest technological innovations and represents an industry leading commitment to the best for the athlete."[40]

The Coyotes first logo, a kachina-style coyote, used from 1996 to 2003.

The Coyotes shoulder patch, used from 2003 to 2014.

Mascot[edit] Howler is the coyote-suited mascot of the Arizona
Arizona
Coyotes. He was introduced on October 15, 2005. The Coyotes' official kids club is called Howler's Kids Club.[41] Howler wears number 96 on his jersey, representing the year the Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Jets moved to Arizona, and wears a "M" Designation for Mascot. He is known to beat on a bucket to encourage the fans to cheer, and has many different outfits in games. Season-by-season record[edit] This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by the Coyotes. For the full season-by-season history, see List of Arizona Coyotes seasons. Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against Records as of April 11, 2016.

Season GP W L OTL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs

2012–13 48 21 18 9 51 125 131 4th, Pacific Did not qualify

2013–14 82 37 30 15 89 216 231 4th, Pacific Did not qualify

2014–15 82 24 50 8 56 170 272 7th, Pacific Did not qualify

2015–16 82 35 39 8 78 209 245 4th, Pacific Did not qualify

2016–17 82 30 42 10 70 197 260 6th, Pacific Did not qualify

Players[edit] Current roster[edit]

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Updated April 1, 2018.[42][43]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace

7001450000000000000♠45 USA ! Archibald, JoshJosh Archibald 7.0 !RW R 25 2017 Regina, Saskatchewan

7000600000000000000♠6 Canada
Canada
! Chychrun, JakobJakob Chychrun 2.0 !D L 20 2016 Boca Raton, Florida

7001440000000000000♠44 Canada
Canada
! Connauton, KevinKevin Connauton 2.0 !D L 28 2016 Edmonton, Alberta

7001250000000000000♠25 Canada
Canada
! Cousins, NickNick Cousins 6.0 !LW L 24 2017 Belleville, Ontario

7001120000000000000♠12 Canada
Canada
! Dauphin, LaurentLaurent Dauphin 4.0 !C L 23 2018 Repentigny, Quebec

7001550000000000000♠55 Canada
Canada
! Demers, JasonJason Demers  2.0 !D R 29 2017 Dorval, Quebec

7001160000000000000♠16 Canada
Canada
! Domi, MaxMax Domi 6.0 !LW L 23 2013 Winnipeg, Manitoba

7001180000000000000♠18 United States
United States
! Dvorak, ChristianChristian Dvorak 4.0 !C L 22 2014 Frankfort, Illinois

7001230000000000000♠23 Sweden
Sweden
! Ekman-Larsson, OliverOliver Ekman-Larsson (A) 2.0 !D L 26 2009 Karlskrona, Sweden

7001360000000000000♠36 United States
United States
! Fischer, ChristianChristian Fischer 7.0 !RW R 20 2015 Chicago, Illinois

7001330000000000000♠33 United States
United States
! Goligoski, AlexAlex Goligoski (A) 2.0 !D L 32 2016 Grand Rapids, Minnesota

7001130000000000000♠13 Canada
Canada
! Hamilton, FreddieFreddie Hamilton 4.0 !C R 26 2018 Toronto, Ontario

7000400000000000000♠4 Sweden
Sweden
! Hjalmarsson, NiklasNiklas Hjalmarsson (A) 2.0 !D L 30 2017 Eksjö, Sweden

7000900000000000000♠9 United States
United States
! Keller, ClaytonClayton Keller 4.0 !C L 19 2017 Chesterfield, Missouri

7001350000000000000♠35 Canada
Canada
! Kuemper, DarcyDarcy Kuemper 1.0 !G L 27 2018 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

7001480000000000000♠48 Canada
Canada
! Martinook, JordanJordan Martinook 6.0 !LW L 25 2012 Brandon, Manitoba

7001460000000000000♠46 Canada
Canada
! Murphy, TrevorTrevor Murphy 2.0 !D L 22 2018 Windsor, Ontario

7001140000000000000♠14 Slovakia
Slovakia
! Panik, RichardRichard Panik 7.0 !RW L 27 2018 Martin, Czechoslovakia

7001110000000000000♠11 Canada
Canada
! Perlini, BrendanBrendan Perlini 6.0 !LW L 21 2014 Guildford, England

7001320000000000000♠32 Finland
Finland
! Raanta, AnttiAntti Raanta 1.0 !G L 28 2017 Rauma, Finland

7001150000000000000♠15 Canada
Canada
! Richardson, BradBrad Richardson (A) 7.0 !RW L 33 2015 Belleville, Ontario

7001340000000000000♠34 Canada
Canada
! Rinaldo, ZacZac Rinaldo 6.0 !LW L 27 2017 Hamilton, Ontario

7000200000000000000♠2 Canada
Canada
! Schenn, LukeLuke Schenn 2.0 !D R 28 2016 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

7001210000000000000♠21 United States
United States
! Stepan, DerekDerek Stepan (A) 4.0 !C R 27 2017 Hastings, Minnesota

7001200000000000000♠20 Canada
Canada
! Strome, DylanDylan Strome 4.0 !C L 21 2015 Mississauga, Ontario

Retired numbers[edit]

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No. Player Position Career Date honored

7 Keith Tkachuk C 1992–2001 December 23, 2011

9 1, 2 Bobby Hull LW 1972–1980 February 19, 1989

10 3 Dale Hawerchuk C 1981–1990 April 5, 2007

25 2 Thomas Steen RW 1981–1995 May 6, 1995

27 Teppo Numminen D 1988–2003 January 30, 2010

97 Jeremy Roenick C 1996–2001 2006–2007 February 9, 2012

99 4 Wayne Gretzky C – October 8, 2005

The Coyotes owner Andrew Barroway stated that the Arizona
Arizona
Coyotes want to retire Shane Doans number at a time that is right for him [44]

Notes:

1 Hull's #9 was unretired briefly upon his request at the beginning of the 2005–06 season for his son, Brett, before he retired five games into the season. 2 Hull and Steen played only for the original Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Jets, and had their numbers retired when the team played in Winnipeg. The Coyotes continue to honor these numbers in the Ring of Honor. 3 Hawerchuk played only for the original Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Jets, but had his number honored after the relocation. 4 Gretzky never played for the franchise, but was a part-owner and coach for the Coyotes. Thus his number, retired league-wide since 2000, is on the Coyotes' Ring of Honor.[45] The NHL had retired his number for all its member teams at the 2000 NHL All-Star Game.[46]

Hall of Famers[edit]

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Coyotes Hall of Famers

Players

Name Position Tenure Inducted

Mike Gartner RW 1996–1998 2001

Brett Hull RW 2005 2009

First-round draft picks[edit] Note: This list does not include selections of the Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Jets.

1996: Dan Focht (11th overall) & Daniel Briere (24th overall) 1997: None 1998: Patrick DesRochers (14th overall) 1999: Scott Kelman (15th overall) & Kirill Safronov (19th overall) 2000: Krystofer Kolanos
Krystofer Kolanos
(19th overall) 2001: Fredrik Sjostrom (11th overall) 2002: Jakub Koreis
Jakub Koreis
(19th overall) & Ben Eager
Ben Eager
(23rd overall) 2003: None 2004: Blake Wheeler
Blake Wheeler
(5th overall) 2005: Martin Hanzal
Martin Hanzal
(17th overall) 2006: Peter Mueller (8th overall) & Chris Summers (29th overall) 2007: Kyle Turris
Kyle Turris
(3rd overall) & Nick Ross (30th overall) 2008: Mikkel Boedker (8th overall) & Viktor Tikhonov (28th Overall) 2009: Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Oliver Ekman-Larsson
(6th overall) 2010: Brandon Gormley
Brandon Gormley
(13th overall) & Mark Visentin
Mark Visentin
(27th overall) 2011: Connor Murphy
Connor Murphy
(20th overall) 2012: Henrik Samuelsson
Henrik Samuelsson
(27th overall) 2013: Max Domi (12th overall) 2014: Brendan Perlini
Brendan Perlini
(12th overall) 2015: Dylan Strome
Dylan Strome
(3rd overall) & Nick Merkley
Nick Merkley
(30th overall)[47] 2016: Clayton Keller (7th overall) & Jakob Chychrun
Jakob Chychrun
(16th overall)[48] 2017: Pierre-Olivier Joseph (23rd overall)

Team scoring leaders[edit] Note: This list includes scoring of the original Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Jets, including WHA seasons. These are the top-ten point-scorers in team history. Figures are updated after each completed NHL regular season.

 *  – current Coyotes player

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game

Points

Player Pos GP G A Pts P/G

Shane Doan RW 1,540 402 570 972 0.63

Dale Hawerchuk C 713 379 550 929 1.30

Thomas Steen RW 950 264 553 817 0.86

Bobby Hull LW 429 307 341 648 1.51

Keith Tkachuk C 640 323 300 623 0.97

Teppo Numminen D 1,098 108 426 534 0.49

Paul MacLean RW 527 248 270 518 0.98

Ulf Nilsson C 300 140 344 484 1.61

Anders Hedberg RW 286 236 222 458 1.60

Willy Lindstrom RW 604 220 229 449 0.74

NHL awards and trophies[edit] Main article: List of Arizona
Arizona
Coyotes award winners Jack Adams Award

Bob Francis: 2001–02 Dave Tippett: 2009–10

King Clancy Memorial Trophy

Shane Doan: 2009–10

Mark Messier Leadership Award

Shane Doan: 2011–12

Keith Yandle
Keith Yandle
set the franchise record for most points in a single season by a defenseman, recording 59 points in the 2010–11 season.

Team records[edit] Note: This list does not include seasons of the 1972–1996 Winnipeg Jets.

Most goals in a season: Keith Tkachuk, 52 (1996–97). Most assists in a season: Ray Whitney, 53 (2011–12). Most points in a season: Keith Tkachuk, 86 (1996–97). Most penalty minutes in a season: Daniel Carcillo, 324 (2007–08). Most points in a season, defenseman: Keith Yandle, 59 (2010–11). Most points in a season, rookie: Peter Mueller, 54 (2007–08). Most wins in a season: Ilya Bryzgalov, 42 (2009–10).

Team captains[edit] In the NHL, each team may select a captain. Along with the two alternate captains, they have the "privilege of discussing with the referee any questions relating to interpretation of rules which may arise during the progress of a game".[49][50] Captains are required to wear the letter "C" on their uniform for identification, which is 3 inches (7.6 cm) high.[49] Note: This list does not include captains from the Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Jets (NHL & WHA).

Keith Tkachuk, 1996–2001 Teppo Numminen, 2001–2003 Shane Doan, 2003–2017

Front office and coaching staff[edit] [51] Front office[edit] Only includes staff part of the Hockey Operations side. This list does not include staff on the business side.

John Chayka – President of Hockey Operations/General Manager[52] Chris O'Hearn – Assistant General Manager/Hockey Operations

Coaching staff[edit]

Rick Tocchet
Rick Tocchet
– Head coach John Slaney
John Slaney
– Assistant coach[53] Jon Elkin – Goaltending coach Steve Peters – Video coach Steve Sullivan
Steve Sullivan
– Director of player development Mike Van Ryn – Development coach Steve Potvin – Skills coach[54] Dawn Braid – Skating coach[55]

See also[edit]

List of Arizona
Arizona
Coyotes players

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