Monday, September 8, 2014
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed Steve Sullivan to a multi-year agreement to serve as the team’s Development Coach. As per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Click here to listen to Sullivan discuss his new job on SiriusXM NHL Radio.
Sullivan will oversee Coyotes amateur player development in addition to working with coaches and players in Portland (AHL) during the season. He joins the organization after a 16-year NHL career that included stints with the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins and Coyotes.
The Timmins, Ontario native totaled 290-457-747 in 1,011 career NHL games. He also recorded 9-14-23 in 50 career Stanley Cup Playoff games. Sullivan collected 5-7-12 in 33 contests with the Coyotes in 2012-13, and appeared in his 1,000th career NHL game on March 28, 2013 against Nashville.
In 2009, Sullivan was the recipient of the Bill Masterton Trophy, which is awarded each year to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Sullivan became the first player in Predators history to win an NHL award.