Arizona Coyotes

National Hockey League franchise in Glendale, Arizona

The Arizona Coyotes are an inactive professional ice hockey team that used to play in the National Hockey League (NHL). They played in Tempe, Arizona until 2024 when they went inactive.

Arizona Coyotes
2023–24 Arizona Coyotes season
Conference Western
Division Central
Founded 1972
History Winnipeg Jets
19721979 (WHA)
19791996 (NHL)
Phoenix Coyotes
19962014
Arizona Coyotes
20142024
Home arena Mullett Arena
City Tempe, Arizona
Colors Process black, brick red, forest green, sand, sienna, purple[1][2]
           
Media Scripps Sports
KMVP Arizona Sports 98.7 FM
Owner(s) Alex Meruelo[3]
Andrew Barroway
General manager Bill Armstrong
Head coach Andre Tourigny
Captain Vacant
Minor league affiliates Tucson Roadrunners (AHL)
Atlanta Gladiators (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 0
Conference championships 0
Presidents' Trophies 0
Division championships 1 (2011–12)
Official website www.nhl.com/coyotes

History change

In 1996, the team moved to Phoenix from Winnipeg, Canada, where they were known as the Jets. The team moved to the suburb of Glendale in December 2003. They have never won a Stanley Cup. Their head coach is André Tourigny and their general manager is Bill Armstrong. Wayne Gretzky resigned as head coach on September 14, 2009. In May 2009, the Coyotes filed for bankruptcy protection.[4]

They officially changed their name from the Phoenix Coyotes to the Arizona Coyotes on June 27, 2014.[5]

On April 10, 2024, it was reported that the Coyotes had permission from the NHL to look at relocation to Salt Lake City, Utah and that progress was being made.[6] The NHL finalized the deal on April 18.[7]

If the state is able to build a new arena by 2029 then it will rejoin the NHL as an expansion team with all previous team history, records and uniforms being transfered to the team.[8]

References change

  1. Kinkopf, Alex (September 20, 2021). "Coyotes' Guide to Style Resurrects White Kachina". ArizonaCoyotes.com. NHL Enterprises, L.P. Retrieved September 21, 2021. The team's new style guide features six colors: red, purple, process black, sand, green and orange.
  2. "The Creation of the Kachina Coyote Logo". ArizonaCoyotes.com. NHL Enterprises, L.P. September 20, 2021. Archived from the original on September 20, 2021. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  3. Rosen, Dan (June 19, 2019). "Meruelo approved as Coyotes majority owner by NHL Board of Governors". NHL.com. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  4. "Chicago Cubs file Chapter 11 to speed team's sale". Last sentence of report. Retrieved October 12, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  5. "Coyotes Announce 2014-15 Schedule". Arizona Coyotes. Retrieved 2014-06-05.
  6. "Report: NHL, Coyotes make progress on framework for Utah relocation". Sportsnet. Retrieved April 12, 2024.
  7. "'Utah's ready for a team,' new owner says". National Hockey League. Retrieved April 18, 2024.
  8. "Board Approves Establishment of New Franchise in Utah, Future Reactivation of Arizona Franchise Should Conditions Be Met". National Hockey League. Retrieved April 18, 2024.

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