Five Coyotes Capture Gold with Team Canada at IIHF World Championship
Crouse nets two points in gold medal game; Szuber earns silver with Germanyby Patrick Brown @pbrownhockey / Arizona Coyotes
The Arizona Coyotes are golden.
Players Lawson Crouse, Jack McBain, and Michael Carcone, head coach André Tourigny, and assistant general manager Shane Doan all earned a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2023 IIHF World Championship on Sunday, topping Germany 5-2 in the gold medal game in Finland.
"We had to come here and play for each other, commit to ourselves to the team, and there was no ego on that team," Tourigny told TSN following the game. "From everybody, the staff, the players, everybody, it was an unbelievable experience. The buy-in from everyone, they did everything they had to do to make the team successful.
Coyotes prospect Maksymilian Szuber earned a silver medal with Team Germany.
2022-23 in Review: Hayton's Second Half Surge Nets Career Year
Forward's perseverance shines through with strong finish to the seasonby Patrick Brown @pbrownhockey / Arizona Coyotes
With the Arizona Coyotes' 2022-23 season now in the rearview mirror, arizonacoyotes.com is reviewing some of the year's major storylines. The sixth part of the series takes a look at Barrett Hayton's season and how he overcame adversity to post career-best numbers.
Barrett Hayton learned a lot last season.
The Arizona Coyotes forward, who signed a two-year contract prior to the 2022-23 season, played 11 games before notching his first point. He had just four points - all assists - before notching his first goal on Dec. 17, which was 29 games in.
Coyotes Statement in Response to the Results of the Special Electionby Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Press Release
(Tempe, Ariz) Arizona Coyotes President and CEO Xavier A. Gutierrez issued the following statement in response to the results of the special election in Tempe:
"We are very disappointed Tempe voters did not approve Propositions 301, 302, and 303. As Tempe Mayor Corey Woods said, it was the best sports deal in Arizona history. The Coyotes wish to thank everyone who supported our efforts and voted yes. So many community leaders stepped up and became our advocates and for that we are truly grateful. We also wish to thank the countless volunteers who worked so hard to try and make the Tempe Entertainment District a reality and the Tempe City Council for their support as well. While we wanted a different outcome, we remain grateful to all those who volunteered their time and talent. What is next for the franchise will be evaluated by our owners and the National Hockey League over the coming weeks."
Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Names Alex Meruelo Man of the Year
Coyotes owner recognized for both business and philanthropic contributions to Arizona communityby Patrick Brown @pbrownhockey / Arizona Coyotes
The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has named Arizona Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo as its 2023 Man of the Year, recognizing both his business and philanthropic contributions throughout the Arizona community in a ceremony last Saturday.
Meruelo, the son of Cuban immigrants, was born in New York City, grew up in the Los Angeles area, and became the NHL's first Latino owner when he purchased the team in July 2019. The entrepreneur and business leader oversees Meruelo Group LLC, which supports his still-growing family of companies across a variety of business sectors, including entertainment, gaming and hospitality, construction, real estate, banking, and food services.
2022-23 in Review: Crouse Caps Career Year with Appearance at Worlds
Coyotes forward named alternate captain on Team Canada for 2023 IIHF World Championshipby Patrick Brown @pbrownhockey / Arizona Coyotes
With the Arizona Coyotes' 2022-23 season now in the rearview mirror, arizonacoyotes.com is reviewing some of the year's major storylines. The fifth part of the series takes a look at Lawson Crouse's season, in which he set personal bests in both goals and assists and is an alternate captain for Team Canada at the 2023 IIHF World Championship.
The Sheriff is on global patrol.
Coyotes forward Lawson Crouse wrapped up 2022-23 with career-best numbers, as his 24 goals and 21 assists shattered his previous-best totals that were set just one season earlier. One of the most tenured Coyotes after seven seasons in the desert, the 25-year-old also took on a clear leadership role in the locker room, helping guide some of the team's newest faces upon their arrival.
Keller Selected as Finalist For 2022-23 Bill Masterton Trophyby Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Press Release
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Tuesday, May 9, 2023
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA --- The National Hockey League announced today that Coyotes forward Clayton Keller has been named as a finalist for the 2022-23 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The award is given to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. The winner will be announced at the 2023 NHL Awards™ presented by Bridgestone on Monday, June 26 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Armstrong, Coyotes' Scouting Staff 'Dialed in' for 2023 NHL Draft
Coyotes own two selections within the first 12 picks of the draftby Patrick Brown @pbrownhockey / Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong is excited.
Of course, it's hard not to be considering he and his staff will pick at No. 6 and No. 12 in the 2023 NHL Draft.
The dust has settled following Monday's NHL Draft Lottery, and things shook out exactly how Armstrong and his scouting staff had expected. Though Arizona didn't move up into one of the top two spots of the upcoming draft, which will be held in Nashville on June 28-29, it did maintain its position at sixth overall, and also retained the Ottawa Senators' pick at No. 12 as well.
Arizona Coyotes to Select 6th & 12th in 2023 NHL Draftby Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Press Release
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Monday, May 8, 2023
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the franchise will select sixth overall selection in the 2023 NHL Draft following this evening's NHL Draft lottery. In addition to selecting sixth overall, the Coyotes also hold 11 additional picks throughout the draft, including Ottawa's first round selection which is slotted at 12th overall based on the full lottery results. The 2023 NHL Draft will take place at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN on June 28-29.
Arizona Coyotes Reading Program Wraps Up Another Successful Schoolyear
Initiative aims to incentivize student reading in grades 2-4, becomes useful tool in the classroomby Patrick Brown @pbrownhockey / Arizona Coyotes
The end of this story is no cliffhanger -- the Arizona Coyotes' reading program is a hit with local students.
The initiative, in which 100 Arizona grade 2-4 classrooms signed up for this year, has had a lasting impact with both students and teachers. Classes from Queen Creek all the way to Lake Havasu City enrolled in the program this past school year, which encourages and rewards students for cracking the books through various giveaways, pizza parties, appearances from the Coyotes' mascot, Howler, and even player visits.
Coyotes Sign Räty to Entry-Level Contract
As announced by General Manager Bill Armstrongby Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Press Release
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Wednesday, May 3, 2023
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA --- Arizona Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong announced today that the club has signed forward Aku Räty to a two-year, entry-level contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.