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'This Guy's A Winner': Coyotes Welcome GM Armstrong

Bill Armstrong poised to build a perennial playoff contender in Arizona

by Alex Kinkopf @AEKinkopf / Arizona Coyotes

Some come to Arizona for the weather. Bill Armstrong is coming to build a winner.

"I didn't come here all the way to the desert to get a tan," Armstrong declared Tuesday. "I came here to win a championship."

President and CEO Xavier Gutierrez introduced Armstrong as the tenth general manager in Coyotes history. Gutierrez proclaimed the announcement an incredible day for the organization and a major step forward in Arizona's journey to excellence.

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Coyotes Sign ONE Community's UNITY Pledge

Advocate equality for all Arizonans

by Alex Kinkopf @AEKinkopf / Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes are the latest professional sports team and the first NHL team to officially endorse ONE Community's UNITY Pledge, an oath signifying support of full inclusion and equality in employment, housing, and public accommodations for all Arizonans, including the gay and transgender.

Coyotes President & CEO Xavier Gutierrez signed the pledge Thursday at Gila River Arena.

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Tremendous Eye for Talent: Coyotes See A Winner in Armstrong

Coyotes confident Bill Armstrong can 'build a winning culture' in the Valley

by Alex Kinkopf @AEKinkopf / Arizona Coyotes

The ultimate mark of success is a championship. Bill Armstrong has a Stanley Cup.

The Coyotes named Armstrong the 10th general manager in franchise history Thursday. He joins Arizona from St. Louis, where he won that Stanley Cup last year. 

Armstrong was a key factor in building toward the Blues' championship run. He served as the Blues' assistant general manager and director of scouting for the previous two seasons.

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Arizona Coyotes Name Bill Armstrong as General Manager

Armstrong helped build the 2019 Stanley Cup champion Blues

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Thursday, September 17, 2020

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Arizona Coyotes Owner, Chairman & Governor Alex Meruelo announced today that Bill Armstrong has been named as the Coyotes' new General Manager. Armstrong joins the Coyotes from the St. Louis Blues, where he served as the club's Assistant General Manager/Director of Amateur Scouting the past two years and was instrumental in building the Blues team that won the 2019 Stanley Cup. Armstrong becomes the tenth general manager in franchise history. As per Club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Coyotes Announce Initiatives to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Press Release

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the club will launch a series of initiatives to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month which runs from September 15 through October 15.

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Coyotes Sign Hill to One-Year Contract

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Press Release

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Arizona Coyotes Interim General Manager Steve Sullivan announced today that the Coyotes have signed goaltender Adin Hill to a one-year, one-way contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not announced.

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Fresh Ice on its Way; Construction Continues in Mesa

Everything on schedule for an October grand opening

by Alex Kinkopf @AEKinkopf / Arizona Coyotes

The newest rink in Arizona, in Mesa, is on schedule to open in early October.

The Arizona Made Ice Forum will be the official home and training facility for the Arizona Kachinas' girls and women's hockey program. Currently five elite Kachinas teams travel the country for games and tournaments. Four developmental teams compete in the Valley.

Arizona ranked first last year in growth for female hockey players in U.S. NHL markets. More than 150 girls registered to play in the Kachinas association.

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Xavier Gutierrez Selected to Pro Sports Assembly's Advisory Board

The Membership-led Community is Dedicated to Advancing Diversity and Inclusion, along with Cultural and Gender Intelligence, in the Sports Industry

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Thursday, September 10, 2020

NEW YORK, NEW YORK ---  Today a group of esteemed sports business executives have united to launch a first-of-its-kind, industry-wide, and mission-driven community called PRO SPORTS ASSEMBLY ("The Assembly") - a 501(c)(3) organization for people who work in professional sports which aims by 2030 to achieve parity in opportunity, pay and leadership amongst its workforce.

Designed to keep leagues, teams and unions both knowledgeable and accountable for delivering an equitable and profitable future in professional sports organizations - The Assembly is a membership-led community that challenges its industry to advance diverse and inclusive leadership. It believes that by developing cultural and gender intelligence, as well as setting best practices of stewardship, mentorship and allyship, professional sports properties can drive innovation, bolster financial performance, capture new markets and increase brand loyalty. The Assembly is aggressive in its vision and stance to create the future of its industry through the #PowerofProSports.

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2019-20: A Look Back at the Season's Most Memorable Moments

Remembering the best of the best from the 2019-20 season

by Alex Kinkopf @AEKinkopf / Arizona Coyotes

Karma, upset wins, career bests, fighting spirits, capacity crowds, playoff magic and more, ArizonaCoyotes.com breaks down 10 of the most memorable moments from the 2019-20 season:

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Gutierrez Named to Inclusion Council, Proud of NHL's 'Proactive Approach'

Coyotes President + CEO Xavier Gutierrez Among a Group of 15 NHL Executives on the Council

by Alex Kinkopf @AEKinkopf / Arizona Coyotes

Coyotes President and CEO Xavier Gutierrez is proud to be part of the NHL's Executive Inclusion Council.

The council will focus on combating racism and fostering diversity in the sport. The announcement came September 3.

"First and foremost, I'm honored to be a part of this," Gutierrez said. "I'm honored to be a part of the leadership group and to be one of the people at the table sharing my experience, lending my thoughts and my insights about what is possible in terms of utilizing sports and utilizing our voice and our platform to bring people together, to convene, to have dialogue, and to create action.

"This is something personal to me," said Gutierrez, who was born in Guadalajara and moved to the United States at age five.

"I am proud of being the first Latino President and CEO in the NHL, and one of the few Latino senior executives in all of sports. I take that very seriously in all of the opportunities I have to raise awareness and create action."

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