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Coyotes Pay Tribute to Friend and Teammate Leighton Accardo

She fought her fight against cancer with grace, courage, and a smile

by Alex Kinkopf @AEKinkopf / Arizona Coyotes

"Skate hard, have fun."

Those words were part of a video message nine-year-old Leighton Accardo sent the Coyotes as they entered the 2020 playoffs.

Her sentiment was recalled Tuesday morning, when the Coyotes learned of the passing of their friend and honorary teammate due to Stage Four cancer.

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Voluntary Workouts Tease Hockey's Return

Players' return to team facility geared toward preparation for 2020-21 season

by Alex Kinkopf @AEKinkopf / Arizona Coyotes

A number of players returned to the ice at Gila River Arena for voluntary workouts this week. The skates marked the first steps toward the highly anticipated 2020-21 season, which could begin in January.

League protocols allow a maximum of 12 players on the ice at a time. Players test for COVID-19 before participating in voluntary workouts inside the team facility. They must re-test at least twice per week thereafter.

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Players React: They're Raving About Reverse Retros

Purple jersey generating a positive buzz with players

by Alex Kinkopf @AEKinkopf / Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes unveiled their Reverse Retro jerseys this week to rave reviews from fans and media alike.

Now, the players are weighing in. And the jerseys are a big hit with them, too.

The jerseys, manufactured by adidas, are a purple version of the green desert landscape alternate jerseys worn from 1999-2003. The retro jerseys will be worn multiple times this coming season.

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Coyotes Launch Virtual 5K Run to Benefit The Salvation Army

Presented by Gila River Hotels & Casinos, from December 16-20

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 

GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team is launching a Virtual 5K run, presented by Gila River Hotels & Casinos, from December 16 - 20. 

The Coyotes have partnered with Crescent Crown Distributing, Banner Physical Therapy and FOX Sports Arizona to help The Salvation Army "Rescue Christmas" for families in need throughout the West Valley. All proceeds from the Coyotes' Virtual 5k race registrations will be donated to The Salvation Army.

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Partners of Our Pack: Erik Rasmussen

Rasmussen is the General Manager of Apex Refrigeration & Boiler Co.

by Alex Kinkopf @AEKinkopf / Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes' community commitment is tied to the involvement of its corporate partners. One of those partners is Apex Refrigeration & Boiler Co., which has supported the Coyotes' outreach, while developing a valued relationship with the Arizona Coyotes Foundation.

General Manager Erik Rasmussen has been with the company since 2007. As such, Rasmussen oversees all operational functions and finance, marketing, legal/contracts, strategic planning, licensing, human resources, and safety.

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Coyotes Introduce New Purple Adidas Reverse Retro Alternate Jersey

Modelled after the club's green third jersey worn from 1999-2003

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Monday, November 16, 2020

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that in conjunction with the NHL and adidas, the club will introduce a new purple Reverse Retro alternate jersey for the 2020-21 NHL season. All 31 NHL teams will be rolling out new adidas Reverse Retro ADIZERO Authentic alternate jerseys this season - marking the first time in League history that all 31 teams have participated in a League-wide alternate jersey program. adidas worked closely with the NHL and each team to design a Reverse Retro jersey representing unique and historical moments in each club's history, while refreshing the color and design combination for an all-new presentation.

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Sports + Performance Science Essential Focus for Coyotes

Devan McConnell fills newly created 'High Performance Director' role

by Alex Kinkopf @AEKinkopf / Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes underscored their commitment to sports and performance science Thursday with the hiring of High Performance Director Devan McConnell.

McConnell will oversee the Coyotes' strength and conditioning and medical staff and implement technologies and performance strategies for player training and recovery. 

"It's about understanding the players from a physiological perspective," McConnell said.

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Feed Yourself and Others: Thanksgiving Dinner Includes Turkey Donation

Coyotes offer Thanksgiving meal prepared by Levy Restaurants' Senior Executive Chef, Stephen Tilder

by Alex Kinkopf @AEKinkopf / Arizona Coyotes

Keep calm. You can even put up your feet.

The Coyotes will handle your Thanksgiving holiday kitchen duties. 

In conjunction with Levy Restaurants, the Coyotes are offering a $125 dinner spread that feeds a family of four. Featuring three pounds of turkey, the meal also includes gravy, rolls and butter, seven side dishes, and the choice of a fresh baked apple or pumpkin pie. For an extra cost, ten additional side options and two additional dessert options are available.

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Coyotes Name Devan McConnell as High Performance Director

As announced by General Manager Bill Armstrong

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Thursday, November 12, 2020 

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Arizona Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong announced today that the club has signed Devan McConnell as the team's new High Performance Director. In his role, McConnell will maximize performance, minimize injury risk, optimize fitness and nutrition levels and execute comprehensive training regiments for all Coyotes and Roadrunners players and club prospects. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Coyotes Prioritize Communication with Fans

Partnership with StellarAlgo aims to personalize team's digital connection with fan base

by Alex Kinkopf @AEKinkopf / Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes want to improve their connection with you. They want you to be part of their planning processes.

So, they're implementing a data-based system to better nurture your relationship with the team, and ultimately, how the Coyotes reach you.

To do this, the Coyotes have partnered with StellarAlgo to further personalize the team's digital connection with fans - both near and far - through the incorporation of a machine learning Customer Data Platform (CDP).

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