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Coyotes Announce Additions to Hockey Operations Department

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have added three scouts to their hockey operations department. Jim Hammett joins the Coyotes as an amateur scout covering the Western Hockey League; Rick Beckfeld will serve as an amateur scout based in Minnesota; and Sergei Kuznetsov will scout for the Coyotes in Russia.

The Coyotes also announced today that Brett Stewart has joined the organization as a European Player Development Coach and Brad Rossen has been named as the Director of Statistical Science. Al Ambrosia has been added as the Coyotes Hockey Operations Coordinator.

“We are extremely pleased to add these quality individuals to our hockey operations department,” said Chayka. “Our ownership group is committed to winning and we appreciate them providing us with the additional resources to help improve our roster on and off the ice.”

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