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Coyotes hire John Muckler as Senior Advisor

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

GLENDALE, Ariz. --- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have hired John Muckler as Senior Advisor to the General Manager.

“We are thrilled to add John Muckler to the Coyotes front office,” said Maloney.  “His extensive hockey experience and wealth of knowledge will be an incredible asset to the organization.”

A five-time Stanley Cup winner, Muckler has more than 50 years of professional hockey experience as part owner, general manager, director of player personnel, director of hockey operations, head coach, assistant coach, and player.

Muckler, a native of Midland, Ontario, began his professional coaching career as a player/coach in 1959 with the Eastern Hockey League’s New York Rovers. He then spent the next 20 years with the New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars and Vancouver Canucks before joining the Edmonton Oilers organization in 1981. During those 20 years, Muckler served briefly as head coach of the Minnesota North Stars in 1968-69 and won multiple regular season titles, playoff championships and league coach of the year honors in the minor leagues. For his successes, The Sporting News named him the top coach in all of minor-league hockey in 1979.

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