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Coyotes to Hold Prospect Development Camp June 26-30 at AZ Ice Peoria

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Arizona Coyotes

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Sunday, June 25, 2017
 
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes will hold their prospect development camp June 26-30 with on-ice sessions starting Monday, June 26, at AZ Ice Peoria.

On-ice sessions are set for 2:00-4:15 p.m. on June 26, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on June 27 and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on June 29. The players will participate in an intra-squad game on June 30 at 6:00 p.m. at AZ Ice Peoria. The practices and game are free and open to the public.

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Hjalmarsson Embraces Trade to Young Coyotes

Defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson likely will be paired with fellow Swede Oliver Ekman-Larsson

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

CHICAGO -- Newly acquired defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson will be paired with Oliver Ekman-Larsson for the Coyotes next season, and the plan is for the two Swedes to quickly develop an effective chemistry.

"He's one of the better d-men in the League, so hopefully I can complement him with just playing my style of hockey," Hjalmarsson said. "At the same time, maybe (I can) try to develop a little bit more of a puck-moving element to my game and be more involved offensively."

Arizona acquired Hjalmarsson in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday in exchange for defenseman Connor Murphy and forward Laurent Dauphin. Hjalmarsson got the news of the deal while in Sweden, and it hit him pretty hard at first.

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Coyotes Select Eight Players on Second Day of NHL Draft

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Arizona Coyotes

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Saturday, June 24, 2017
 
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - The Arizona Coyotes selected eight players during the 2017 NHL Entry Draft at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday.

The Coyotes acquired a second-round draft choice (44th overall), a third-round draft choice (75th overall) and a fourth-round draft choice (108th overall) from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Arizona's second-round draft choice (35th overall).

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Coyotes Add Eight Players to Mix on Draft's Second Day

Arizona gained three extra picks on Saturday by making two trades

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

Bernhardt Recaps Draft - Day 2

Bernhardt Recaps Busy Day 2 at Draft

Director of Amateur Scouting Tim Bernhardt recaps a busy Day 2 for the Coyotes at the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago

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CHICAGO - Nine young hockey players are hustling to Arizona to take part in the Coyotes annual Prospect Development Camp, which begins Monday.

The Coyotes added the nine players to their mix of NHL prospects at the 2017 NHL Draft this weekend. After selecting defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph with the 23rd overall pick in the first round on Friday, Arizona chose the other eight players - four forwards and four defensemen - on Saturday during Rounds 2-7.

"There was no plan at all as far as positioning," said Tim Bernhardt, the team's Director of Amateur Scouting. "Last year we might have been looking a little bit more for defensemen, but this year absolutely no plan. You always try to get a balance, but it was like 'this is the player we're most comfortable with at this point in the draft, let's take him,' and that's what we did." 

PHOTO GALLERY: Coyotes at 2017 NHL Draft

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Coyotes Select Joseph with 23rd Pick at Draft

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Coyotes draft D Joseph No. 23

Coyotes draft D Pierre-Olivier Joseph No. 23

The Arizona Coyotes select defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph with the 23rd overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft

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Friday, June 23, 2017
 
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - The Arizona Coyotes selected defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph from Charlottetown (QMJHL) in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday.

The 6-foot-2, 163-pound Joseph registered 6-33-39 with 54 penalty minutes (PIM) in 62 games with Charlottetown, which was the second-most points among team blueliners. Joseph recorded 3-17-20 on the power-play and his 17 power-play assists were the second-highest on the team. His 33 assists were the sixth-most single season assists by a defenseman in club history.

The 17-year-old native of Chambly, QC recorded 7-40-47 with 84 PIM in 110 career regular season games and he has totaled 2-7-9 with 18 PIM in 27 career playoff games with Charlottetown.

• RELATED CONTENT: NHL.com Feature on Joseph

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Coyotes 'Extremely Passionate' About Joseph

Arizona selected defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft

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

Pierre-Olivier Joseph Q&A

Pierre-Olivier Joesph discusses his selection

Coyotes first-round pick, Pierre-Olivier Joesph, discusses his selection

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CHICAGO - The Coyotes drafted defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph with the 23rd overall pick on Friday night during the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center.

It was a crowning moment for Joseph, whose best known by his initials, P.O.

"I was a little bit of an underdog when I was younger," Joseph said. "I was smaller, not heavy. But I had a lot of people believing in me."

VIEW: Joseph's Draft Bio

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Coyotes Address Key Needs Before Draft

Arizona traded for No. 1 center, starting goalie and top defenseman

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

CHICAGO -- The Coyotes addressed three major roster needs on Friday just a few hours before the start of the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center. 

"I think we've got some areas we can improve, but you add a No. 1 center, a top-pairing 'D' and a starting goalie, that's quite a bit in 24 hours," General Manager John Chayka said. "So, we'll start there."

Arizona acquired center Derek Stepan and goalie Antti Raanta in a trade with the New York Rangers, and defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson in a deal with Chicago.

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Coyotes Acquire Stepan, Raanta from Rangers for No. 7 Pick, DeAngelo

Arizona lands center Derek Stepan, goalie Antti Raanta in huge deal

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Arizona Coyotes

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Friday, June 23, 2017
 
GLENDALE, ARIZONA ---  Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have acquired center Derek Stepan and goaltender Antti Raanta from the New York Rangers in exchange for defenseman Anthony DeAngelo and the Coyotes' seventh overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

"We are thrilled to acquire Derek," said Chayka. "Our organization has been searching for a true number one center for over a decade and we are confident that he can be that for us."

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Coyotes Acquire Hjalmarsson from Chicago for Murphy, Dauphin

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Arizona Coyotes

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Friday, June 23, 2017
 
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have acquired defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson (YAHL-mar-son) from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for defenseman Connor Murphy and forward Laurent Dauphin.

"We are very pleased to acquire Niklas," said Chayka. "He's an elite player and one of the NHL's top defenseman. He's a warrior who played a key role in Chicago's last three Stanley Cup wins. We are thrilled to have him join our team."

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Coyotes and Tippett Part Ways

A search for a new Head Coach will begin immediately

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Arizona Coyotes

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Arizona Coyotes Owner, Chairman and Governor Andrew Barroway announced today that the Coyotes and Head Coach Dave Tippett have mutually agreed to part ways. A search for a new head coach will begin immediately. 

"On behalf of the entire Coyotes organization, I would like to sincerely thank 'Tip' for all of his hard work and the many contributions he made to our organization," said Barroway. "'Tip' is a man of high character and we are very grateful for his leadership during his tenure as our head coach. Ultimately, we have some philosophical differences on how to build our team. Therefore, we mutually agreed that it is in everyone's best interest to have a coaching change."

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