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Strome Sets Memorial Cup Record for Points in One Game

Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome notched seven points on Monday night

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

Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome set a Memorial Cup record for points in one game on Monday night when he notched seven in Windsor, Ontario.

Strome, the captain of the Erie Otters, scored four goals and added three assists in his team's 12-5 victory over the Saint John SeaDogs. Strome's seven-point effort broke the tournament's single-game record of six points, which had been accomplished four times, most recently by Seattle's Mike Mathers in 1992.

"I didn't even know it was a record to be honest with you," Strome told reporters after the game. "... We were having fun playing hockey, things were rolling for us. It's a best-on-best tournament and I don't know what to say, sometimes you have a good night and sometimes you don't. For whatever reason we had a good game."

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Sullivan Embraces New Role of Assistant General Manager for Coyotes

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

GLENDALE -- Steve Sullivan continues to quickly climb the ladder in his post-NHL playing career.

Sullivan, 42, recently was named Assistant General Manager for the Coyotes. The promotion comes after Sullivan spent the past three seasons anchoring the team's player development staff. Last season was his first as Director of Player Development.

Sullivan retired from playing after the 2012-13 campaign, his 16th in the League. He skated in 33 games for the Coyotes that season. While he knew he wanted to continue his career around the game, becoming a key cog in the team's management staff wasn't exactly on his radar.

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Ekman-Larsson Helps Sweden Win IIHF World Championship

Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored one of Sweden's two shootout goals in gold medal game on Sunday

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

Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored one of Team Sweden's two shootout goals to key its 2-1 win over Team Canada on Sunday in the gold medal game of the IIHF World Championship in Cologne, Germany.

The championship is Team Sweden's first at this tournament since 2013.

Team Sweden Head Coach Rikard Gronborg chose Ekman-Larsson to shoot third in the decisive shootout, and Ekman-Larsson scored with a forehanded shot over the blocker of Team Canada goalie Calvin Pickard. The goal gave the Swedes a 2-0 lead in what was slated to be a five-round shootout. However, The Canadians failed to score on Swedish goalie Henrik Lundqvist on their first four attempts and lost the shootout 2-0. Per the IIHF, the only other World Championship gold medal game to be decided by a shootout occurred in 1994, when Canada beat Finland.

Both teams notched just one goal each on Sunday over 80 minutes - three regulation periods and one 20-minute overtime session. 


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'Yotes Notes: Ekman-Larsson Earns Chance to Win Gold Medal

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

Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson notched an assist on Team Sweden's game-winning goal during its 4-1 victory over Team Finland on Saturday in a semifinal match at the IIHF World Championship in Cologne, Germany.

Ekman-Larsson helped set up a power-play goal by John Klingberg at 4:36 of the second period. Alexander Edler, William Nylander and Joakim Nordstrom also scored for the Swedes, and Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves.

Ekman-Larsson has produced five points (two goals, three assists) in seven games played at the annual tournament, in which 16 nations compete. 

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Strome Eager to Start Memorial Cup

Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome will lead Erie into prestigious tournament this weekend

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

GLENDALE -- Playing his final season of junior hockey, Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome is eager to start the 2017 Memorial Cup this weekend.

"My level of excitement is huge," Strome said earlier this week. "This is obviously a great event with a lot of great players and great teams … and it's something not too many people get to experience. We're fortunate enough to be there and looking forward to the opportunity."

Strome is the captain of the Erie Otters, the champs of the Ontario Hockey League. The Otters and three other teams will compete for the Memorial Cup in a round-robin tournament that starts Friday in Windsor, Ontario. The event pits a host team (Windsor) and the champions of the Canadian Hockey League's three member leagues: the OHL (Erie), the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (Saint John) and the Western Hockey League (Seattle). 

Erie begins play on Saturday vs. Seattle at noon Arizona time.

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Coyotes at IIHF World Championship: Daily Recaps

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



May 18:

Sweden 3, Switzerland 1

Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson notched a memorable assist for Team Sweden in its win over Switzerland in a quarterfinal match in Paris, France.

Tied 1-1, Ekman-Larsson launched a perfect pass up the middle of the ice from deep within Team Sweden's zone to teammate William Nylander, who converted the lead pass into a breakaway goal at 13:15 of the second period.

Ekman-Larsson, who logged 17:21 of ice time on Thursday, has produced two goals and two assists in six games at this tournament. 

Team Sweden will play Team Finland in one of two semifinals on Saturday.

Finland 2, USA 0

Team USA failed to score in its quarterfinal match vs. Team Finland in Cologne, Germany.

The loss snapped a six-game winning streak for the Americans at this tournament, and eliminated them from medal contention.

Coyotes defenseman Connor Murphy played 14:14, Coyotes forward Christian Dvorak played 7:53, and Coyotes forward Clayton Keller played 12:53. All took one shot on goal.

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Keller Excelling for Team USA

Coyotes rookie Clayton Keller is seeking another gold medal

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

GLENDALE -- It's win or go home starting Thursday for the eight nations still competing at the 2017 IIHF World Championship in Cologne, Germany and Paris, France.

Four quarterfinal matches are slated, including Team USA vs. Team Finland in Cologne. Three members of the Coyotes - Connor Murphy, Christian Dvorak and Clayton Keller - are expected to play for the Americans, who have won six games in a row since losing their tournament opener nearly two weeks ago.

Keller, 18, is the youngest player in this tournament and will enter Thursday's game with five goals in seven preliminary-round games. Only three others netted more goals in the preliminary round. He also chipped in two assists for seven points - fourth most on Team USA.

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Coyotes Sign Kempe to One-Year Contract

Forward Mario Kempe is leaving the KHL for North America

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Arizona Coyotes

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Mario Kempe to a one-year, two-way contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Strome Helps Erie Win OHL Title, Advance to Memorial Cup

Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome assisted on title-winning goal in OT

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

Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome is headed to the 2017 Memorial Cup.

Strome notched three assists on Friday night, including the primary helper on Erie's overtime goal, as the Otters rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat Mississauga, 4-3, in Game 5 of the Ontario Hockey League's best-of-seven championship series. Erie won the series, four games to one, and finished the OHL playoffs with a 16-6 record. They outscored opponents 95-59. 

"It feels unbelievable," Strome, the Otters team captain, told OHL TV. "... Playing my last game in Erie, it feels right to cap it off with a championship. We've been so close so many times. I think we just learned from our past experiences ... It feels good to be on top and on the other side of things."

CLICK HERE to watch a Q&A with Strome

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'Yotes Notes: Strome One Win from Playing for Memorial Cup

Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome and the Erie Otters can secure OHL championship on Friday

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

GLENDALE -- Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome and the Erie Otters need one victory to capture the Ontario Hockey League championship and secure a trip to the 2017 Memorial Cup.

Erie leads Mississauga, 3-1, in the best-of-seven championship series. Game 5 is Friday night at Erie.

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