GLENDALE -- The Coyotes introduced Head Coach Rick Tocchet and President and CEO Steve Patterson at Gila River Arena on Thursday.
Patterson was presented, in traditional style, with a new Coyotes jersey showing No. 17 - for 2017 - on the back.
When Tocchet was invited to the podium, owner Andrew Barroway pulled out a nearly 20-year-old, kachina-style, No. 22 Phoenix Coyotes jersey that longtime equipment man Stan Wilson had stored away, just in case.
"No wonder I couldn't skate then. These things were so heavy," Tocchet said.
It's a new era for the Coyotes, who reached back into their heyday of 20 years in the desert and hired Tocchet on Tuesday. But he said up front his coaching style isn't the same as the rough-and-tumble persona that was part of a short but memorable stretch with the Coyotes from 1997-99.