FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Club has signed Scott Walker to a multi-year contract to serve as the Club's Special Assistant to the General Manager. As per Club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Walker, 45, joins the Coyotes hockey operations department after spending four seasons with the Vancouver Canucks as the team's Director of Player Development. Prior to his time in Vancouver, Walker served as the head coach of the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) from 2010-2015, winning the OHL championship in 2014.
On the international stage, the Cambridge, ON native has captured two gold medals, first as an assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Tournament and then as an assistant coach at the 2015 World Junior Championship. He also helped Canada win a bonze medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
The former NHL forward spent 15 seasons in the League, registering 151-246-397 and 1,162 penalty minutes (PIM) in 829 career games with the Canucks, Nashville Predators, Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals.
The Coyotes also announced today that Jake Goldberg has been promoted to Assistant to the General Manager; Phil McRae has been named the Director of North American Amateur Scouting; and Bryan Stewart is now the Coyotes' Director of Pro Scouting.
Goldberg enters this third season with the Coyotes, spending the last two years as the club's director of hockey operations. He joined the Coyotes in 2017 after four seasons with the London Knights (OHL) where he served as the team's assistant director of scouting and assistant general manager and director of analytics.
McRae will oversee the Coyotes' regional amateur scouts in North America. He spent the past season as an amateur scout for the Coyotes and has previously worked as an amateur scout for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Stewart will oversee all regional pro scouts covering the NHL and AHL. He spent the past two seasons working as a pro scout for the Coyotes and has over 13 years of pro scouting experience with various NHL teams.