1972 - 1996
1996 - 2014
|Stadion||Gila River Arena|
|Location||Glendale , Arizona|
|Team colors||Sedona red, black, desert yellow, white|
|league||National Hockey League|
|Head coach||Rick Tocchet|
|Team captain||Oliver Ekman Larsson|
|General manager||Steve Sullivan|
Tucson Roadrunners ( AHL )
Rapid City Rush ( ECHL )
The Arizona Coyotes ( IPA : [æɹɪˈzoʊnə kaɪˈ (j) əʊtiːs] ) are an American ice hockey franchise of the National Hockey League from Glendale in the state of Arizona . It was founded in 1972 as a franchise of the World Hockey Association under the name Winnipeg Jets and began playing at the beginning of the 1972/73 season . After the dissolution of the WHA in 1979, the Jets were included together with three other teams in the NHL, where they competed for the first time in the 1979/80 season. Before the 1996/97 season , the company moved to Phoenix and was renamed Phoenix Coyotes. In December 2003 the team moved to Glendale , a suburb of Phoenix. The name Phoenix Coyotes was retained until the end of the 2013/14 season . It wasn't until the 2014/15 season that the team renamed itself Arizona Coyotes.
The Coyotes play their home games in the Gila River Arena and are the only Arizona-based franchise in the league. So far, the team has rarely qualified for the play-offs in its franchise history and has not yet won the prestigious Stanley Cup . Phoenix is currently one of four franchises that has never been in the final series.
The early years (1996 to 2005)
After the Winnipeg Jets were sold to the two businessmen Steven Gluckstern and Richard Burke , the franchise moved from Winnipeg to Glendale in the summer of 1996 . Former stars of the jets, such as B. Teemu Selänne and Alexei Schamnow left the team, but Jeremy Roenick was signed by the Chicago Blackhawks . Together with Keith Tkachuk and Rick Tocchet , he formed the first offensive series from then on. These experienced players were a large number of young talents who were established in Arizona, as Shane Doan , Oleg Twerdowski and especially goalkeeper Nikolai Chabibulin , the most popular for well Coyotes player the following year was and nicknamed "Bulin Wall" was . Another important addition was striker Mike Gartner , who had been signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs but had to resign in 1998 after many injuries .
Until 2002 , the Coyotes reached the play-offs every year with one exception, but were also eliminated every time in the quarter-finals. In 1999 , however, this only happened in the decisive seventh game against the St. Louis Blues . Since moving to Phoenix, the team's popularity has increased enormously, especially in 2001 when they achieved 90 season points, but still failed to reach the play-offs as the best team in NHL history. However, this negative record was assigned to the Colorado Avalanche after the 2006/07 season . In 2001 the businessman Steve Ellman bought the team from Burke, who had already paid Gluckstern in 1998. Wayne Gretzky has since held additional shares in the franchise .
In the following two years, the Coyotes failed to build on previous successes, so the play-offs were missed. This led to a drop in audience numbers. In addition, an unfavorable lease with the America West Arena , where the team had played in Phoenix for its first eight years, meant that the franchise was in the red. In addition, the arena was outdated and not tailored to the sport of ice hockey, so the audience capacity had to be reduced to 16,000. The Phoenix Coyotes played in the second smallest stadium in the league for a year. After several renovation attempts and a new arena in Scottsdale failed, the Coyotes decided to build their own stadium with the Glendale Arena (today's Jobing.com arena ), which they moved into for the 2003/04 season . At the same time, the franchise logo as well as the jersey and team colors were changed so that the Coyotes have appeared in muted colors since then.
The Gretzky era (since 2005)
On August 6, 2005, the Phoenix Coyotes signed Brett Hull , NHL superstar and son of former Jets player Bobby Hull . Two days later, the team introduced co-owner Wayne Gretzky as the new head coach, although he had not previously looked after a hockey team. On October 8th, the "Coyotes Ring of Honor" was opened and Gretzky and Bobby Hull were accepted as the first members. A week later, his son Brett announced that he ended his career after only five NHL games for the Coyotes. On January 21, 2006, the former jet star Thomas Steen was accepted as the third member of the "Ring of Honor". On April 13 of the same year, Steve Ellman announced that Jerry Moyes would take over the Coyotes as well as the Glendale Arena and the National Lacrosse League team Arizona Sting , but Wayne Gretzky continued to co-own the team. For the 2005/06 season , the Phoenix Coyotes also planned to host the annual NHL All-Star Game , which eventually had to be canceled due to the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin .
On September 17, 2006, the franchise returned to Winnipeg in a pre-season game against the Edmonton Oilers . In April 2007, General Managers Michael Barnett and Laurence Gilman , Vice President Cliff Fletcher and General Manager of the San Antonio Rampage Farm Team were officially relieved of their positions. The Coyotes ended the 2006/07 season with their worst result since moving to Phoenix. On May 29, 2007, Jeff Shumway announced that Don Maloney had signed a contract as GM of the Coyotes. Due to ongoing economic problems and the seventh consecutive missed play-offs, owner Jerry Moyes planned to sell the franchise to Canadian businessman Jim Ballsillie in the summer of 2009 and move the now bankrupt Coyotes to Hamilton , Ontario . This plan was prevented by a US bankruptcy court on June 15th.
The Winnipeg Jets and the Phoenix Coyotes are still the oldest NHL and also the only former WHA team that has never been in the final of the Stanley Cup .
From 1996 to 2003, the club played in the America West Arena , which opened in 1992 and had a capacity of 16,210 for ice hockey events. This hall is home to the Phoenix Suns NBA team . The hall in Phoenix was the obvious solution after the move from Winnipeg. In practice, however, the arena turned out to be only of limited suitability. It's too small for an ice hockey rink. Although the capacity was reduced by a good 2,000 for ice hockey games, the view from some of the seats was so restricted that another solution was sought, which was implemented in 2003 with the Glendale Arena.
The Coyotes have played their home games in the Gila River Arena , a 17,799-seat multifunctional arena , since 2003 . For the first three years, the hall in Glendale , a suburb of Phoenix , was called the Glendale Arena . The online company Jobing.com has had the naming rights to the arena since 2006 , and these will continue until 2016. The company will pay 25 million US dollars for the entire 10-year period.
The Arizona Coyotes are planning to build a new arena. The club announced this at a press conference on November 14, 2016. The cost of the project will be an estimated 374 million US dollars amount. The costs are intended to be shared through the franchise and government funds. The city has not commented on the plans. With the construction, the Coyotes would move from Glendale to Phoenix. The hall is to be built near Arizona State University in the ASU Athletic Facilities District . In the next 20 years, further sports facilities and green areas are to be built on an area of 3.3 km² in addition to university facilities.
The Coyotes, like all other NHL teams, also include teams in lower-class leagues , so-called farm teams . In the case of the Coyotes, these have been the Tucson Roadrunners in the American Hockey League since 2016 and the Rapid City Rush in the ECHL (since 2019). The farm teams are often used in the NHL to prepare the young players and rookies for the NHL games. Like the other clubs, the Coyotes draw their offspring through the NHL Entry Draft , through which the most promising young players enter the league every year.
The Arizona Coyotes farm teams since 1996:
Achievements and honors
The Coyotes have qualified for the play-offs eight times . After seven first-round defeats, they moved into the second play-off round for the first time in 2012.
NHL Awards and All-Star Team Nominations
Since the franchise moved , two Phoenix Coyotes coaches have won one of the individual NHL awards . In addition, two players managed to be selected into one of the All-Star teams . In 2010, team captain Shane Doan was the first to be honored with an individual award who stood out for his leadership qualities on and off the ice and for social commitment and won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy .
After the team had reached more than 90 points for the first time in the 2001/02 season , Bob Francis was honored as the NHL's best coach with the Jack Adams Award , making it the first person working in the franchise to receive an individual award. That same year, Sean Burke became the first and only player to be in the final three in a trophy poll. In the election for the Vezina Trophy , however, Montréals José Théodore prevailed. Dave Tippett , who was newly signed for the 2009/10 season, received the Jack Adams Award as Trainer of the Year after his debut season in Phoenix. Under his leadership, the team had completed the best regular season in franchise history to date and reached a new record with 107 points.
NHL All-Star Game Nominations
* Participation as assistant
A total of 23 Arizona Coyotes players have been voted into the All-Star Game by fans because of their popularity or have been nominated by the coaches because of their performance.
Keith Tkachuk and Oleg Twerdowski were the first players who were allowed to represent the Coyotes in an all-star game. The following year, goalkeeper Nikolai Chabibulin was , as usual, a third in the goal of the world selection. He represented his team three times in a row, no other player had more nominations during his time with the Coyotes. Only in the third All-Star Game since the team was founded in 1999 , Jeremy Roenick scored the first point for a player from Phoenix with a template. A year later he was also the first goalscorer. The best scorer in an All-Star Game at the Coyotes is Ed Jovanovski , who increased his points account to three with two assists in the All-Star Game 2008 .
Jim Schoenfeld was an assistant coach at the All-Star-Game in 1999. A YoungStars Game was held for the first time in 2002. In the first two years there were two Coyotes players in the squad. In 2008, Peter Mueller became the fifth coyote to take part in this game. Mikkel Bødker followed a year later .
Abbreviations: GP = games, W = wins, L = defeats, T = draws, OTL = defeats after overtime , Pts = points, GF = goals scored, GA = goals conceded
|1996/97||82||38||37||7th||-||83||240||243||3.||Central||Conference quarterfinals lost, 3-4 ( Anaheim )|
|1997/98||82||35||35||12||-||82||224||227||4th||Central||Conference quarterfinals lost, 2-4 ( Detroit )|
|1998/99||82||39||31||12||-||90||205||197||2.||Pacific||Conference quarterfinals lost, 3-4 ( St. Louis )|
|1999/00||82||39||31||8th||4th||90||232||228||3.||Pacific||Conference quarterfinals lost, 4-1 ( Colorado )|
|2001/02||82||40||27||9||6th||95||228||210||2.||Pacific||Conference quarterfinals lost, 4-1 ( San Jose )|
|2009/10||82||50||25th||-||7th||107||225||202||2.||Pacific||Conference quarterfinals lost, 3-4 ( Detroit )|
|2010/11||82||43||26th||-||13||99||226||220||3.||Pacific||Conference quarterfinals lost, 4-0 ( Detroit )|
|2011/12||82||42||27||-||13||97||216||204||1.||Pacific||Victory in the Conference quarter-finals, 4-2 ( Chicago )
victory in the Conference semi-finals, 4-1 ( Nashville )
defeat in the Conference final, 1-4 ( Los Angeles )
|2012/13 2||48||21st||18th||-||9||51||125||131||4th||Pacific||not qualified|
|total||1770||762||753||94||151||1789||4612||5055||8 playoff appearances
10 series: 2 wins, 8 losses
57 games: 22 wins, 35 losses
- 1 season because of the NHL lockout 2004/05 failed
- 2 season shortened due to the 2012/13 NHL lockout
|Most games||Shane Doan||1,540 (in 21 seasons)|
|Most consecutive games||Dale Hawerchuk||475 (December 19, 1982 to December 10, 1988)|
|Most goals||Shane Doan||402|
|Most templates||Shane Doan||570|
|Most of the points||Shane Doan||972 (402 goals + 570 assists)|
|Most penalty minutes||Keith Tkachuk||1,508|
|Most shutouts||Mike Smith||22nd|
|Most goals||Teemu Selänne||76||1992/93|
|Most templates||Phil Housley||79||1992/93|
|Most of the points||Teemu Selänne||132 (76 goals + 56 assists)||1992/93|
|Most points as a rookie||Teemu Selänne||132 (76 goals + 56 assists)||1992/93|
|Most points as a defender||Phil Housley||97 (18 goals + 79 assists)||1992/93|
|Most penalty minutes||Tie Domi||347||1993/94|
|Most wins as a goalkeeper||Ilya Brysgalov||42||2009/10|
The records listed only include achievements that have been achieved since moving and renaming to Phoenix Coyotes in 1996.
|Most games||Shane Doan||1,466 (in 20 seasons)|
|Most goals||Shane Doan||395|
|Most templates||Shane Doan||560|
|Most of the points||Shane Doan||955 (395 goals + 560 assists)|
|Most penalty minutes||Shane Doan||1252|
|Most shutouts||Mike Smith||22nd|
|Most goals||Keith Tkachuk||52||1996/97|
|Most templates||Ray Whitney||53||2011/12|
|Most of the points||Keith Tkachuk||86 (52 goals + 34 assists)||1996/97|
|Most points as a rookie||Clayton Basement||65 (23 goals + 42 assists)||2017/18|
|Most points as a defender||Keith Yandle||59 (11 goals + 48 assists)||2010/11|
|Most penalty minutes||Daniel Carcillo||324||2007/08|
|Most wins as a goalkeeper||Ilya Brysgalov||42||2009/10|
Abbreviations: GC = games, W = wins, L = defeats, T = draws, OTL = defeats after
overtime , Pts = points, Pts% = point quota
|Jim Schoenfeld||1997 / 98-1998 / 99||164||74||66||24||-||172||.524||13||5||8th|
|Bob Francis||1999 / 00–2003 / 04 *||390||165||144||60||21st||411||.527||10||2||8th|
|Rick Bowness||2003/04 *||20th||2||12||3||3||10||.250||-||-||-|
|Wayne Gretzky||2005 / 06–2008 / 09||328||143||161||-||24||310||.473||-||-||-|
|Dave Tippett||2009 / 10–2016 / 17||622||282||257||-||83||647||.520||27||12||15th|
|Rick Tocchet||since 2017/18||164||68||76||-||20th||156||.476||-||-||-|
* Change during the current season
No success in the playoffs bothered most of the Coyotes coaches in the first few years after moving to Phoenix. With Don Hay , they initially relied on a coach who had worked successfully in the junior sector, but had no references in the NHL. After a respectable first season, the end came in the first playoff round and Phoenix brought on a new coach. Jim Schoenfeld , his successor, could already look back on experiences from Buffalo, New Jersey and Washington. Also he could not bring the team beyond the first playoff round in his two seasons and was therefore replaced by Bob Francis . Francis had previously been an assistant coach for the Boston Bruins . He was named the NHL's Best Coach in 2002. Twice in four years he made it into the playoffs, but after one round he was also over. In 2004, Rick Bowness replaced him until the end of the season. From 2005 to 2009 Wayne Gretzky , also co-owner of the franchise, was active behind the gang. He did not manage to lead the team into the play-offs. For the 2009/10 season he was replaced by Dave Tippett on the gang. Tippett led the Coyotes to the playoffs for three years in a row and to the conference finals in the 2011/12 season. However, this was followed by five years without a playoff participation, so that he left the Coyotes after the 2016/17 season. Rick Tocchet was introduced as his successor .
|Bobby Smith||1996 / 97-2000 / 01|
|Don Maloney||2007 / 08–2015 / 16|
|John Chayka||2016 / 17–2019 / 20 *|
|Steve Sullivan||since 2019/20 *|
* - Change during the current season
Squad for the 2019/20 season
As of December 25, 2019
|2017-2018||five assistant captains|
|since 2018||Oliver Ekman Larsson|
In the history of the Arizona Coyotes, there have been three different players who have held the position of team captain. With Keith Tkachuk was the star of the team and one of the integration figures with the Coyotes first captain. After his move, he was followed by Teppo Numminen, an experienced defensive specialist who was the second oldest player on the team at the time. After he too had left the Coyotes, Shane Doan became a player who had been in the ranks of the Coyotes since they moved from Winnipeg. Doan led the team until the end of the 2016/17 season, with 13 seasons together with Mario Lemieux and Daniel Alfredsson in fifth place in the list of longest-serving team captains. The following season started with five assistant captains , of which Oliver Ekman Larsson and Niklas Hjalmarsson were seated and the third A rotated between Derek Stepan , Brad Richardson and Alex Goligoski . With the start of the 2018/19 season , Ekman Larsson was named the fourth full captain in franchise history.
Members of the Hockey Hall of Fame
|Mike Gartner||November 12, 2001||player|
|Wayne Gretzky||November 22, 1999||Co-owner
|Dale Hawerchuk||November 12, 2001||player|
|Brett Hull||November 9, 2009||player|
So far, four players were the former Winnipeg Jets and a player of the Phoenix Coyotes in Toronto located Hockey Hall of Fame added. Four never played for the Phoenix Coyotes in their careers, but were included in the stats after the franchise moved from Winnipeg to Phoenix.
As a functionary, Wayne Gretzky is in direct contact with the Phoenix Coyotes as co-owner and head coach. However, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame two years before joining the Coyotes.
Blocked jersey numbers
|7th||Keith Tkachuk||December 23, 2011|
|9||Bobby Hull||February 19, 1989|
|10||Dale Hawerchuk||April 5, 2007|
|19th||Shane Doan||February 24, 2019|
|25th||Thomas Steen||April 1, 1994|
|27||Teppo numbers||January 30, 2010|
|97||Jeremy Roenick||February 9, 2012|
|99||Wayne Gretzky||February 6, 2000 (league-wide)|
So far in their franchise history, the Arizona Coyotes have officially banned a jersey number. In addition, two blocked numbers were taken over from the previous Winnipeg Jets franchise and another was added. In addition, another one is no longer officially awarded.
Already on February 19, 1989, the Winnipeg Jets blocked the jersey with Bobby Hull's number 9. In April 1994, the jersey with the number 25 of the Swede Thomas Steen followed . Despite the franchise's move from Winnipeg to Phoenix, the Coyotes kept the two blocked numbers of their predecessors. This makes you the only former World Hockey Association franchise to do so. The banners of the two first blocked jerseys are therefore kept in the club colors blue, white and red of the jets. On April 5, 2007, they also blocked Dale Hawerchuk's number 10 jersey .
With the number 27 of the Finn Teppo Numminen , the Phoenix Coyotes hung a banner under the ceiling for the first time on January 30, 2010 for a player who had also played for the franchise in Phoenix. On December 23, 2011, number 7 was blocked by Keith Tkachuk and on February 9, 2012, number 97 by Jeremy Roenick . On February 24, 2019, number 19 was banned by Shane Doan .
Furthermore, the famous 99 of the Canadian Wayne Gretzky will no longer be awarded to a player, as it has been officially banned by the league since February 6, 2000.
Coyotes Ring of Honor
|Wayne Gretzky||October 8, 2005||Co-owner
|Dale Hawerchuk||April 5, 2007||player|
|Bobby Hull||October 8, 2005||player|
|Teppo numbers||January 30, 2010||player|
|Jeremy Roenick||February 11, 2012||player|
|Thomas Steen||January 21, 2006||player|
|Keith Tkachuk||December 23, 2011||player|
The so-called "Coyotes Ring of Honor" , which was founded on October 8, 2005, includes players and officials who have made extraordinary contributions to the franchise through their work for the Winnipeg Jets and Phoenix Coyotes. So far the "Ring of Honor" has seven members.
Top 10 voting rights in the NHL Entry Draft
|Oliver Ekman Larsson||2009||6th|
So far, the Arizona Coyotes have been able to select eight players among the top ten rights since the 1996 NHL Entry Draft , but for the first time in the 2004 edition.
The Coyotes had their highest suffrage to date in 2007, when they were able to select Kyle Turris in third overall position. Furthermore, in 2006 and 2008, they selected Peter Mueller and Mikkel Bødker in eighth position each. The fifth pick chosen by Phoenix in the 2004 Entry Draft caused a stir. Management failed to sign Blake Wheeler in the four years following the draft, as he refused to play for the Arizona team. The Coyotes received a second-round draft pick in 2008 as compensation under NHL regulations.
Top point collector
Abbreviations: Pos = position, GP = games, G = goals, A = assists, Pts = points, P / G = points per game
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