FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 3, 2014
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed Darcy Regier to a multi-year contract to serve as the team’s Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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“We are very pleased Darcy has decided to join us in Arizona,” said Maloney. “Darcy adds intelligence and experience to our management team. The wealth of knowledge he has garnered as a long time General Manager in the National Hockey League is invaluable to us. He is a great addition to our staff.”
Prior to joining the Coyotes, Regier spent 17 years as the General Manager for the Buffalo Sabres, which was the longest tenure of any GM in the franchise’s 44-year history. Under his guidance, the Sabres advanced to the Stanley Cup Final in 1999 and made four Eastern Conference Final appearances (1998, 1999, 2006 and 2007).
While with the Sabres, the 58-year-old Regier oversaw all aspects of Buffalo’s hockey operations, as well as the Rochester Americans, its AHL affiliate. Among the players Regier drafted as General Manager of the Sabres are Ryan Miller (1998), Derek Roy (2001), Jason Pominville (2001), Keith Ballard (2002), Thomas Vanek (2003), Drew Stafford (2004), Jhonas Enroth (2006), Tyler Ennis (2008), Tyler Myers (2008), Zack Kassian (2009), Mikhail Grigorenko (2012) and Zemgus Girgensons (2012).
Previously, the Swift Current, Saskatchewan native served in roles with the New York Islanders as director of hockey administration, assistant coach, and assistant general manager.
Regier was the fifth choice (77th overall) of the California Golden Seals in the 1976 Amateur Draft. He appeared in 26 NHL games over the course of three seasons with the Cleveland Barons and the New York Islanders, totaling two assists and 35 penalty minutes.