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COYOTES WELCOME FOUR NEW MEMBERS

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

Photos by Norm Hall

On Thursday, the Phoenix Coyotes held a press conference at Glendale Arena to formally introduce the newest members of the franchise, Georges Laraque, Jeremy Roenick, Ed Jovanovski and Nick Boynton, to the valley.  Coyotes General Manager Michael Barnett, along with Head Coach Wayne Gretzky, welcomed the players and presented them with their sweaters for the upcoming season.

Following the press conference, all four players took to the ice at Desert Schools Coyotes Center in Peoria for a photo shoot in their new Coyotes jerseys.

Check out more of today's press conference by watching the videos below and listening to exclusive sound bites that can only be heard on phoenixcoyotes.com.

COYOTES PRESS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS - (THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2006)

Phoenix Coyotes Press Conference

Listen to the entire opening of Thursday's press conference

(Audio Version)


Darren Pang - Phoenix Coyotes & FSN Arizona Color Analyst

Darren Pang explains what all of the Coyotes recent signings have in common...character

(Audio Version) & (Video Version)


Wayne Gretzky - Head Coach

On the improved toughness of the Coyotes
for the 2006-07 season
(Audio Version)
On the physical presense of all four players
(Audio Version)


Georges Laraque - Phoenix Coyotes Right Wing

Georges Laraque
goes 1-on-1 with Coyotes Radio Play-by-Play announcer Bob Heethuis
(Audio Version)

On his decision to join the Phoenix Coyotes as a free agent
(Audio Version) & (Video Version)

On how his physical presence will help the entire Coyotes team
(Audio Version)







Jeremy Roenick - Phoenix Coyotes Center

On returning home to the Phoenix Coyotes

(Audio Version) & (Video Version)

On producing results in 2006-07
(Audio Version) & (Video Version)

On the excitement of playing in the city of Phoenix again
(Audio Version) & (Video Version)

On the Coyotes chances of making the post-season in 2006-07
(Audio Version) & (Video Version)




Ed Jovanovski - Phoenix Coyotes Defenseman

On coming to the Coyotes as a free agent

(Audio Version) & (Video Version)

On the Coyotes eagerness to sign him right away
(Audio Version) & (Video Version)

On his desire to return the Coyotes to the playoffs
(Audio Version) & (Video Version)







Nick Boynton - Phoenix Coyotes Defenseman

Nick Boynton
goes 1-on-1 with Coyotes Radio Play-by-Play announcer
Bob Heethuis
(Audio Version)

On seeing the commitment ot win here in Phoenix
(Audio Version) & (Video Version)

On his eagerness to get back on the ice for the regular season
(Audio Version) & (Video Version)






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