Tuesday, July 28, 2015
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have named Jon Elkin and Corey Schwab as the organization’s goaltending coaches.
Elkin, who will work with all goaltenders on the Coyotes’ NHL roster, has coached at the NHL, AHL, WHL, QMJHL and OHL levels and spent three seasons as the goaltending coach for the Calgary Flames (1999-2002). He operates Jon Elkin’s Goalie Schools in Toronto, Ontario after founding the school in 1984 at the age of 16. Elkin’s Goalie Schools has grown into one of the largest goalie schools in the world while Elkin has now coached 21 NHL goalies including Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith.
Schwab joins the Coyotes after spending the past eight seasons with the San Jose Sharks organization as a goaltending development coach. The 44-year-old Schwab oversaw the goaltending coaching duties for Sharks prospects at the AHL, ECHL and amateur levels. He will be responsible for the Coyotes’ minor league goaltenders and will assist in goalie evaluations. The North Battleford, Saskatchewan native also previously spent three seasons (2005-08) as associate goaltending coach and scout for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Schwab played eight NHL seasons and registered a 42-63-13 record with a 2.89 goals against average (GAA) and an .896 save percentage (SV%) in 147 games with the New Jersey Devils, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs.