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Camp Scrimmage Sets Tone for Coyotes Exhibition Games

Forty players tried to impress coaches and management during a practice game on Sunday

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

GLENDALE - Forty of the players at Coyotes training camp donned game sweaters on Sunday afternoon and played a 45-minute scrimmage on the day before the preseason schedule is set to begin. 

Zach Boychuk, Brendan Perlini, Jalen Smereck (penalty shot) and Stefan Fournier scored goals for Team Red as it defeated Team White, 4-1, at Gila River Arena.

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'Yotes Notes: Tippett Returns from World Cup

Head Coach Dave Tippett is back with the Coyotes at Training Camp

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

Coyotes Camp: Dave Tippett

Dave Tippett discusses training camp

Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett discusses being back on his first day of training camp at Gila River Arena

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GLENDALE - Back from the World Cup of Hockey, Head Coach Dave Tippett made his on-ice training camp debut on Saturday and supervised the three practices at Gila River Arena.

"It's good to be back," said Tippett, who served as an assistant coach for Team North America until it was bumped from the World Cup. "It's been a long summer and we put a lot of work in this summer. It's exciting to get going and to see if some of the planning or some of the changes we've made are going to work out like we hope."

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'Yotes Notes: Five-Man Mentality is Focus at Camp

The Coyotes dropped the puck on training camp with three skates at Gila River Arena

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

Coyotes Camp: Playfair Q&A

Jim Playfair following Day One of training camp

Associate coach Jim Playfair discusses the first day of training camp at Gila River Arena and more

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GLENDALE - The Coyotes opened training camp on Friday with three 90-minute skates at Gila River Arena, one each for three teams of about 20 players.

With two split-squad preseason games vs. Los Angeles looming on Monday, the goal was to get the players into a five-man mentality in all three zones.  

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Coyotes Report to Training Camp

Arizona is starting a new season with eyes on Stanley Cup Playoffs

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

Media Day: Shane Doan Q&A

Captain Shane Doan talks about the upcoming season

Coyotes captain Shane Doan answers questions about the start of training camp and the upcoming season

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GLENDALE - Coyotes players reported to training camp at Gila River Arena on Thursday morning and first-year General Manager John Chayka set the bar pretty high for them. 

"Chayka said that we were going to go 82-0 so that's his expectation and that's our expectation," Captain Shane Doan told reporters during the Media Day portion of the day. "We understand that's maybe unrealistic, but that's going to be our goal. We want to find ways to win every night. We have to be better than we were last year by quite a bit. There were times last year when we were good and I think the goal for our group should be to consistently hold ourselves to a high standard."

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Coyotes Beat Kings in Second Game Of Two Rookie Games

Arizona goalie Adin Hill stopped 26 of 27 shots

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

Conor Garland postgame thoughts

Conor Garland on second Rookie Game vs. Kings

Conor Garland talks about the second Rookie Game against the Kings

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GLENDALE - The Coyotes rookies beat the Los Angeles Kings rookies, 2-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Gila River Arena.

Michael Bunting and Conor Garland scored power-play goals less than six minutes apart in the second period for the Coyotes, who earned a split of the annual two-game series with the Kings. Los Angeles beat Arizona, 3-1, on Tuesday night.

Quentin Shore scored for Los Angeles at 15:38 of the first period, but Coyotes goalie Adin Hill did not allow another goal the rest of the way. He finished with 26 saves.

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Crouse Already Feels at Home with Coyotes

New prospect Lawson Crouse has embraced trade to Coyotes

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

GLENDALE - Only 10 players were selected before Lawson Crouse at the 2015 NHL Draft. That means the Coyotes have not one, but two players taken within the first 11 of that draft at this year's Rookie Camp. 

Like Dylan Strome, whom the Coyotes drafted third overall in 2015, Crouse is trying to stand out among his peers before the veterans report to the main camp on Friday.

After just three skates with his new team, Crouse already feels at home.

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Coyotes 2016-17 Rookie Camp Begins

Skill level is high among prospects looking to get noticed

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

GLENDALE - The Coyotes began their 2016-17 Rookie Camp on Saturday with off-ice medical and physical testing, and then the prospects skated as a group for nearly two hours inside Gila River Arena.

It was a grueling day for the group of young players, including first-round draft picks Dylan Strome, Nick Merkley, Brendan Perlini, Jakob Chychrun and Lawson Crouse.

"I thought it was a good first skate for the guys," General Manager John Chayka said. "It was something to build on for sure ... It was about playing within the team structure today and learning to take that next step and compete harder for a spot."

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Doan Conducts The Phoenix Symphony

Coyotes captain Shane Doan led 70-plus musicians as they played The Star Spangled Banner

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

PHOENIX - Shane Doan shifted from center ice to center stage on Friday night to lead The Phoenix Symphony as it played "The Star Spangled Banner" in front of a packed house to begin its 2016-17 season.

Dressed in a tuxedo, Doan, the longtime captain of the Coyotes, served as guest conductor for more than 70 musicians as they performed the national anthem as a prelude to their performance of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony under Maestro Tito Munoz. 

"Every athlete wants to be a musician," Doan told the crowd before starting the anthem.

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Chychrun Wants to Play for Coyotes ASAP

First-round draft pick Jakob Chychrun feels he's ready for the NHL

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

GLENDALE - Defenseman Jakob Chychrun can sense the Coyotes are an up-and-coming NHL team and he wants to be part of it immediately.

"I'm 110 percent here to win a job with the Coyotes this season," Chychrun said. "I've been preparing for this for a long time and I feel I'm very ready, both mentally and physically, for the next jump in my career. Obviously I have to play well and prove I'm ready, but I think I've given myself every opportunity to succeed and to be in this position. I just have to go out there and play and let my play take over and hopefully I'll win a spot."

Arizona traded up at this year's NHL Draft to select Chychrun with the 16th overall pick. He and 28 other prospects will take the ice at Gila River Arena for the first day of rookie camp on Saturday.

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Strome Eager to Prove He Belongs in NHL

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

GLENDALE - At a Coyotes rookie camp packed with promising prospects, Dylan Strome will be the center of attention.

Strome and 28 other players will take the ice for the first time on Saturday for a five-day camp designed specifically for them before the veteran players report to camp on Sept. 22 and skate on Sept. 23.

Strome, who nearly made the Coyotes roster last season, is ready to try again.

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