Less than four months after being fired as coach of the Dallas Stars, Dave Tippett was hired as Wayne Gretzky's replacement as bench boss of the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009. Tippett coached the Stars for six seasons, leading the club to five playoff appearances, two division titles and a trip the 2008 Western Conference Finals. His teams averaged 47 wins over his first five seasons, and notched more than 100 points on three occasions. In 492 games, Tippett is 271-156-37 with 28 ties. In 47 playoff games, he is 21-26. ...more
The Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 hired former Atlanta Thrashers coach John Anderson as an assistant to coach Dave Tippett. Prior to taking a new position with Phoenix, Anderson had coached the Atlanta Thrashers from 2008-10, compiling a record of 70-75-19, but missing the playoffs in both those seasons. Anderson has won five championships in 13 seasons as a head coach and most recently guided the Chicago Wolves to the American Hockey League’s 2008 Calder Cup Championship. ...more
Newell Brown was named assistant coach of the Phoenix Coyotes on July 10, 2013. Prior to joining the Coyotes, Brown spent the previous three seasons with the Vancouver Canucks as an Assistant Coach. He was named to the Vancouver staff on August 3, 2010 and helped the Canucks to consecutive President’s Trophies in 2010-11 and 2011-12 in addition to a 2011 Stanley Cup Final appearance. ...more
Sean Burke was named to the Coyotes coaching staff for the 2010-11 season. In the role of goaltending coach, he will oversee the day-to-day development of the Coyotes’ goaltenders as part of the team’s coaching staff. During his time as Director of Prospect Development for Phoenix, Burke monitored the progress of the team’s minor league, junior, and college prospects and worked with the team’s AHL players in San Antonio. ...more
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I wasn't even born back then [in 1989], so I didn't really know that.