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Craig Cunningham has agreed to a two-year contract to serve as a pro scout for the Arizona Coyotes.

"We're thrilled to have Craig join our hockey operations department as a pro scout," said GM John Chayka. "Craig was a smart, hard-working player with an incredible passion for the game. We're confident that he will bring those same qualities to the Coyotes in his new role and that he will be an invaluable asset to our organization. We look forward to Craig helping us in several areas and are excited that he is staying with the club." Cunningham went into cardiac arrest on the ice before an AHL game in November. He had part of his leg removed in the procedure to save his life and he has made a remarkable recovery. We wish him the best in his new role with the Coyotes.
Wed, May 24, 2017 02:11:00 PM

Dylan Strome set a new Memorial Cup record with seven points in a 12-5 win over Saint John on Monday night.

He accounted for four goal and three assists in the contest. "I didn't even know it was a record to be honest with you," said Strome. "We're having fun, playing hockey and things were rolling for us but we expect a much different game against the Spitfires on Wednesday." The Otters have a 2-0 record in round robin play so far and Strome has eight points.
Tue, May 23, 2017 02:21:00 PM

Clayton Keller gained valuable experience at the World Hockey Championship.

Keller had a strong tournament with Team USA with five goals and seven points in eight games and gained a lot of confidence as well. "It’s fast, skilled and guys are really smart with the puck, and everyone’s always one step ahead," Keller said. "It was great to play in the tournament and play against men." He was drafted seventh overall in 2016 and turned pro after a successful college season with Boston University where he had 45 points in 31 games. Keller had two points in three games with the Coyotes at the end of the season and looked very good at the NHL level. He is worth taking next season in all but the shallowest of pools.
Mon, May 22, 2017 08:01:00 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have signed Kevin Ekman-Larsson to an AHL contract.

Kevin is the younger brother of Arizona's star defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. It doesn't appear that Kevin is much more than a depth defensemen after picking up seven points in 47 games for Tingsryds AIF in Sweden's top division. The Ekman-Larsson brothers have recently lost their mother to a long time battle with cancer. This new deal for Kevin will reunite the brothers for the majority of the year in the Arizona area. Kevin will play for the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL next season.
Sat, May 20, 2017 12:54:00 PM

Steve Sullivan has been promoted to the role of assistant general manager of the Arizona Coyotes.

Sullivan was previously serving as the team's director of player development. He joined the Coyotes' hockey operations department in 2014 after completing a 1,011-game NHL career.
Source: NHL.com
Thu, May 18, 2017 06:28:00 PM

Mario Kempe has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Arizona Coyotes.

The older brother of Los Angeles prospect Adrian Kempe has spent the last three seasons in the KHL with Vityaz Podolsk. He registered 14 goals and 34 points in 56 games in the 2016-17 campaign.
Tue, May 16, 2017 02:03:00 PM

The Arizona Coyotes have added Jake Goldberg to their hockey operations department.

Goldberg spent the last three seasons working for the London Knights of the OHL, most recently as Assistant General Manager and Director of Analytics. The hiring of John Chayka as General Manager of the Coyotes was a push towards a more analytically driven team, and the latest hiring of Goldberg continues this movement.
Sat, May 13, 2017 06:05:00 PM

Dylan Strome and the Erie Otters are heading to the Memorial Cup after defeating the Mississauga Steelheads 4-3 in overtime on Friday night.

Strome picked up three assists in the final game, including the primary assist on Erie's overtime winner. "It feels unbelievable," Strome, the Otters team captain, told OHL TV. "... Playing my last game in Erie, it feels right to cap it off with a championship. We've been so close so many times. I think we just learned from our past experiences ... It feels good to be on top and on the other side of things." The Coyotes selected him third overall during the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He figures to have a good chance of sticking in the NHL next season after playing in seven games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, May 13, 2017 02:54:00 PM

Clayton Keller has potted four goals in the last two games for Team USA at the 2017 World Championship tournament.

He tallied a hat trick against Denmark and scored again in a 4-3 win against Sweden on Monday. Keller currently ranks second in goal scoring after three games.
Tue, May 9, 2017 11:03:00 AM

Cam Dineen has signed an entry-level contract with Arizona.

In 29 games with the OHL's North Bay Battalion this past season, he registered six goals, 14 points and eight penalty minutes. He had 59 points in 68 contests in 2015-16. Dineen was the 68th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Mon, May 1, 2017 04:26:00 PM

The Arizona Coyotes have fired assistant coach Newell Brown and AHL Tucson GM Doug Soetaert.

In addition to that, pro scouts David MacLean and Jim Roque didn't have their contracts renewed. The Coyotes are making these organizational changes after failing to make the playoffs for a fifth straight campaign.
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 10:23:00 AM

USA Hockey has announced that Clayton Keller will join the 2017 U.S. Men’s National Team roster for the World Hockey Championships.

This is the fourth time Keller will be representing USA at the international level. He picked up 45 points in 31 games for Boston University this season and another two points in three games for the Coyotes. The 7th overall pick from the 2016 NHL draft has a real shot to start next season in the NHL.
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 04:04:00 PM

The Arizona Coyotes have announced that they have signed NCAA free-agent goaltender Hunter Miska to an entry-level contract.

"We are very pleased to sign Hunter to an entry level contract," said Coyotes GM John Chayka. "Hunter was one of the top goalies in the NCAA last year and he was highly coveted by numerous NHL teams. We are excited to have him join our organization and look forward to watching him develop." The Coyotes were able to land Miska when many teams didn't think he was ready to sign a professional NHL contract. The former goaltender for the University of Minnesota-Duluth posted a 27-5-5 record, with a 2.20 goals against average and a .920 save percentage in the NCAA this season.
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 03:21:00 PM

Christian Dvorak generated 15 goals and 33 points in 78 games during his rookie season.

He also recorded the second-most faceoff wins in the league among rookies (471) and finished with a 46.8 winning percentage. Dvorak made great progress over the year and should be a key player on the Coyotes in 2017-18. "As time went on, you saw his confidence increase," said TSN’s Director of Scouting Craig Button. "You saw his production increase. You saw him expand his game and, trust me, that's just a sign of things to come. He is a real, real promising young player."
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 10:49:00 AM

Jens Looke has agreed to an entry-level contract with Arizona.

He posted eight goals and 16 points in 46 games for Timra IK (SWE - 1) during this campaign. Looke was selected in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 07:01:00 PM

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