FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed Craig Cunningham to a two-year contract to serve as a pro scout. In addition to his scouting responsibilities, Cunningham will assist in player development with the Coyotes' prospects. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"We're thrilled to have Craig join our hockey operations department as a pro scout," said Chayka. "Craig was a smart, hard-working player with an incredible passion for the game. We're confident that he will bring those same qualities to the Coyotes in his new role and that he will be an invaluable asset to our organization. We look forward to Craig helping us in several areas and are excited that he is staying with the club."
Video: Craig Cunningham discusses becoming a Coyotes scout
Cunningham, who survived a medical emergency prior to the Tucson Roadrunners (AHL) game on November 19, 2016, has made a remarkable recovery.
"I'm very excited to begin the next chapter of my life with the Coyotes," said Cunningham. "I'm very grateful to John Chayka, Dave Tippett, the Coyotes and Roadrunners organizations, and all of the great fans across Arizona for the incredible support I've received over the past year. I'm looking forward to helping the Coyotes and I can't wait to get started in my new role."
The 26-year-old Cunningham registered 3-5-8 in 63 career NHL games with the Coyotes and Boston Bruins. The Trail, BC native recorded 4-9-13 in 11 games with the Roadrunners last season and totaled 101-102-203 in 319 career American Hockey League (AHL) games.