GLENDALE, ARIZONA – The Phoenix Coyotes announced today that the team, in conjunction with the City of Glendale, will be holding an intrasquad game on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Jobing.com Arena to support the families of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighters who perished fighting the Yarnell Hill fire on June 30. Tickets are just $5 and all proceeds will benefit the families of the firefighters. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 480-563-PUCK (7825) or online at PhoenixCoyotes.com.
“With our players back in town for training camp, this will be the first opportunity for the Coyotes organization to do something special to help raise funds for the families of those firefighters who were lost in the tragic fire in Yarnell,” said Co-Owner and Chair of Coyotes Charities Dave Duckett. “We are confident that a large number of our fans will attend the game to support the families that were affected.”
Fans are also encouraged to donate online at http://coyotes.auction-bid.org/ or by texting “Coyotes” to 68494. In addition, the Coyotes will auction off autographed Yarnell tribute jerseys that will be worn by the players during warm-up before the intrasquad game. The proceeds from the 50/50 Raffle that night and Yarnell lapel pins sold by Glendale Firefighters Charities will also benefit the families of the tragedy. The Coyotes new ownership group, IceArizona, will match proceeds raised from the event to donate the funds to the Granite Mountain Hotshots families.
The following Westgate City Center restaurants and businesses will also be donating $1 per check on the night of Sept. 18 to families of the Granite Mountain Hotshots: Shane’s Rib Shack, Just Sports, Razzleberriez Frozen Yogurt, Which Wich, Mama Gina’s, La Lady Boutique, Whiskey Rose Bar & Grill, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, Saddle Ranch Chop House, The Shout House and Johnny Rockets.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes Co-Owner and Alternate Governor Anthony LeBlanc announced today that single game tickets for the team’s two home preseason games and first 22 home games of the 2013-14 NHL regular season go on sale to the general public on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets for all remaining home games will go on sale at a later date.
Pricing for Coyotes single game tickets for the 2013-14 season starts at just $35 per game and complete ticket pricing for all single game tickets is available at http://www.PhoenixCoyotes.com
In addition, Five-Game Packs will go on sale. Purchasing one of these plans gives fans priority over the general public on playoff tickets and includes a significant savings off the gate price.
The Coyotes open the 2013-14 preseason on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Jobing.com Arena against the Los Angeles Kings. The regular season home opener is Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:00 p.m. against the New York Rangers.
For more information on Coyotes tickets, please call 480-563-PUCK (7825) or visit http://www.PhoenixCoyotes.com
2013-14 HOME GAME HIGHLIGHTS
• October 3 – Season opener at Jobing.com Arena versus Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers.
• October 19 – Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and the Detroit Red Wings make their only visit to Jobing.com Arena.
• October 26 – The Coyotes host Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall and the Edmonton Oilers.
• October 29 – Dustin Brown and the Los Angeles Kings make their first visit Jobing.com Arena
• November 5 – The Vancouver Canucks, led by forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin travel to Glendale.
• November 9 – Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals make their only visit to Jobing.com Arena.
• November 16 – The Coyotes host Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
• November 23 – Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and the Anaheim Ducks make their first visit to Glendale.
• November 30 – The Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks make their first of two trips to Jobing.com Arena.
• December 27 – The San Jose Sharks led by Joe Thornton visit Jobing.com Arena.
• January 4 – Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers make their only visit to Glendale.
• January 11 – The Anaheim Ducks make their final visit to the Valley.
• January 16 – Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks make their second visit to Jobing.com Arena.
• January 18 – The New Jersey Devils and Martin Brodeur make their only visit to Glendale.
• January 20 – The Coyotes host Dion Phaneuf, Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
• January 28 – The Los Angeles Kings make their final visit to the Valley.
• February 1 – Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins come to Jobing.com Arena.
• February 7 – Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks make their final visit to Glendale.
• March 4 – The Vancouver Canucks make their final appearance of the regular season at Jobing.com Arena.
• March 6 – P.K. Subban, Danny Briere and the Montreal Canadiens come to Jobing.com Arena.
• March 15 – The Calgary Flames make their last of three visits to Jobing.com Arena.
• March 22 – Patrice Bergeron, Jarome Iginla and the Boston Bruins come to Glendale.
• April 12 – Logan Couture, Patrick Marleau and the division-rival San Jose Sharks make their final appearance of the regular season at Jobing.com Arena.
• April 13 – Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars come to town for the regular season finale.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – The Phoenix Coyotes announced today that IceArizona AcquisitionCo., LLC has closed on their purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes franchise from the National Hockey League. The sale and ownership transfer has been approved by the NHL’s Board of Governors.
IceArizona is a group composed of several business leaders from across North America. Renaissance Sports and Entertainment, LLC will act as the managing partner of IceArizona.
“We are extremely pleased to have finalized the transaction with the NHL and to take ownership of the Coyotes franchise,” said George Gosbee, Chairman and Governor of the Coyotes. “We extend our sincere gratitude to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly for their hard work and commitment to the Coyotes franchise and our great fans here in Arizona. We also thank the City Council members and residents of the City of Glendale for their tremendous support. Finally, to our fans and partners in the Valley, thank you for your continued loyalty, commitment and patience for the Coyotes. The future looks bright for our franchise.”
“The National Hockey League believes in Arizona as an NHL market and that these new owners can provide the Coyotes the opportunity to secure a stable, long-term future in Glendale,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “We thank Mike Nealy, Don Maloney, Dave Tippett, team captain Shane Doan and all the players and staff for consistently going ‘above and beyond’ on behalf of the franchise during this long and complex process. We thank the Coyotes’ devoted fans for their patient, perseverant support. We are extremely pleased that a positive resolution has been achieved for the fans, the city, the Coyotes and the League.”
“We are thrilled to be taking over a team led by one of the NHL’s best general managers in Don Maloney, one of the best coaches in Dave Tippett, and the league’s longest serving and most respected Captain in Shane Doan,” said Anthony LeBlanc, Alternate Governor and pending CEO of the franchise. “The Coyotes are here to stay and we will continue to work hard on and off the ice and have a strong presence in our community. Our ultimate goal is to bring a Stanley Cup championship to our tremendously resilient, passionate and dedicated fan base here in the Valley. We have a lot of work to do and we can’t wait to get started.”
The members of the Coyotes new ownership group include the following:
Gary J Drummond
W David Duckett
W R Dutton
NEW YORK (August 5, 2013) -- The National Hockey League today announced the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to a group headed by George Gosbee and Anthony LeBlanc. The transaction, which closed earlier today, was approved by the League’s Board of Governors – terminating League ownership of the Club.
"The National Hockey League believes in Arizona as an NHL market and that these new owners can provide the Coyotes the opportunity to secure a stable, long-term future in Glendale," Commissioner Gary Bettman said. "We thank Mike Nealy, Don Maloney, Dave Tippett, team captain Shane Doan and all the players and staff for consistently going 'above and beyond' on behalf of the franchise during this long and complex process. We thank the Coyotes' devoted fans for their patient, perseverant support. We are extremely pleased that a positive resolution has been achieved for the fans, the city, the Coyotes and the League."
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes President & Chief Operating Officer Mike Nealy announced today the Coyotes schedule for the 2013-14 National Hockey League season. The Coyotes will play a total of 82 regular season games (41 home and 41 away), as well as seven preseason games (two home and five away).
The Coyotes will open their 17th regular season in the Valley of the Sun at Jobing.com Arena on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:00 p.m. against the New York Rangers. The Coyotes will then head out on a five-game road trip, their longest of the season, beginning on Oct. 5 at San Jose. Phoenix will also visit the New York Islanders (Oct. 8), Detroit Red Wings (Oct. 10), Philadelphia Flyers (Oct. 11) and Carolina Hurricanes (Oct. 13) on the trip.
The Coyotes will return to Glendale to host the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The month of October is also highlighted by visits from Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and the Detroit Red Wings (Saturday, Oct. 19), Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall and the Edmonton Oilers (Saturday, Oct. 26) as well as Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (Tuesday, Oct. 29).
In addition, some of the NHL’s biggest stars will once again visit Jobing.com Arena this season, including Daniel and Henrik Sedin and the Vancouver Canucks (Nov. 5, Jan. 16 and Mar. 4); Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals (Nov. 9), Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis and the Tampa Bay Lightning (Nov. 16); Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and the Anaheim Ducks (Nov. 23 and Jan. 11); Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks (Nov. 30 and Feb. 7); Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks (Dec. 27 and Apr. 12); Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers (Jan. 4); Zach Parise, Ryan Suter and the Minnesota Wild (Jan. 9 and Mar. 29), Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins (Feb. 1); and Zdeno Chara, Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (Mar. 22).
Like last season, all Saturday home games will start at 6:00 p.m. with the exception of the game against the Calgary Flames on Saturday, Mar. 15 at 7:00 p.m. The Coyotes will also play a pair of Sunday home games at 6:00 p.m. against the St. Louis Blues (Mar. 2) and Dallas Stars (Apr. 13). The start time for all weekday home games will be 7:00 p.m. with the exception of Monday, Jan. 20 when the Coyotes host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 6:00 p.m.
The Coyotes will break for the 2014 Olympic Games from Feb. 9-26.
The NHL’s scheduling format will see the Coyotes play five games each against Pacific Division rivals Anaheim, Calgary, Edmonton, Los Angeles and Vancouver. The Coyotes will also meet San Jose four times for a total of 29 division contests. They will face the remaining seven Western Conference teams three times each for a total of 21 games. In addition, they will play each of the 16 Eastern Conference teams twice, once at home and once on the road.
The Coyotes longest home stand in 2013-14 is six games (Dec. 31 – Jan. 11), and will feature the Edmonton Oilers (Dec. 31), Columbus Blue Jackets (Jan. 2), Philadelphia Flyers (Jan. 4), Calgary Flames (Jan. 7), Minnesota Wild (Jan. 9) and Anaheim Ducks (Jan. 11) at Jobing.com Arena. The Coyotes will also have one five-game home stand from Jan. 28 – Feb. 7.
For the first time ever the Coyotes will play every Original Six team at Jobing.com Arena: Boston (Mar. 22), Chicago (Nov. 30 and Feb. 7), Detroit (Oct. 19), Montreal (Mar. 6), New York Rangers (Oct. 3) and Toronto (Jan. 20). The Coyotes will close out the regular season playing five of their last eight games at home including the regular season finale against Dallas on Sunday, Apr. 13. The Coyotes will play a total of 12 sets of back-to-back games this season.
The Coyotes seven-game preseason slate will open on Sunday, Sept. 15 with split-squad games against Los Angeles. Puck drop at Jobing.com Arena will be 7:00 p.m. while puck drop at the Staples Center will also be at 7:00 p.m.
Phoenix will then embark on a four-game road trip beginning at Anaheim on Monday, Sept. 16 and ending at Calgary on Wednesday, Sept. 25, with stops at San Jose (Sept. 21) and Vancouver (Sept. 23) in between. The Coyotes will return home to Jobing.com Arena on Friday, Sept. 27 to conclude their 2013 preseason against San Jose at 7:00 p.m.
SEASON TICKETS START AS LOW AS $20 PER SEAT
The Coyotes also announced that 2013-14 full season tickets are on sale now. In addition, the Coyotes are also currently taking deposits for partial season plans that will go on sale July 31. The Coyotes will offer partial season ticket packages, including a 21-game half season plan, a 13-game partial plan, and a 5-game pick’em plan that will allow fans to customize their package while receiving significant price savings.
All Coyotes full season tickets come with priority seating for 2014 playoff tickets along with other select benefits. For more information on Coyotes tickets, please call 480-563-PUCK (7825).
HOME DATES TO REMEMBER
• Oct. 3: Season opener at Jobing.com Arena versus Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers.
• Oct. 19: Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and the Detroit Red Wings make their only visit to Jobing.com Arena.
• Oct. 26: The Coyotes host Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall and the Edmonton Oilers.
• Oct. 29: Dustin Brown and the Los Angeles Kings make their first visit Jobing.com Arena
• Nov. 5: The Vancouver Canucks, led by forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin travel to Glendale.
• Nov. 9: Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals make their only visit to Jobing.com Arena.
• Nov. 16: The Coyotes host Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
• Nov. 23: Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and the Anaheim Ducks make their first visit to Glendale.
• Nov. 30: The Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks make their first of two trips to Jobing.com Arena.
• Dec. 27: The San Jose Sharks led by Joe Thornton visit Jobing.com Arena.
• Jan. 4: Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers make their only visit to Glendale.
• Jan. 11: The Anaheim Ducks make their final visit to the Valley.
• Jan. 16: Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks make their second visit to Jobing.com Arena.
• Jan. 18: The New Jersey Devils and Martin Brodeur make their only visit to Glendale.
• Jan. 20: The Coyotes host Dion Phaneuf, Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
• Jan. 28: The Los Angeles Kings make their final visit to the Valley.
• Feb. 1: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins come to Jobing.com Arena.
• Feb. 7: Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks make their final visit to Glendale.
• March 4: The Vancouver Canucks make their final appearance of the regular season at Jobing.com Arena.
• March 6: P.K. Subban, Daniel Briere and the Montreal Canadiens come to Jobing.com Arena.
• March 15: The Calgary Flames make their last of three visits to Jobing.com Arena.
• March 22: Patrice Bergeron, Jarome Iginla and the Boston Bruins come to Glendale.
• April 12: Logan Couture, Patrick Marleau and the division-rival San Jose Sharks make their final appearance of the regular season at Jobing.com Arena.
• April 13: Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars come to town for the regular season finale.
2013-14 PRESEASON SCHEDULE
(home games in CAPS)
Sunday, Sept. 15: LOS ANGELES 7:00 p.m. - split squad
Sunday, Sept. 15: at Los Angeles 7:00 p.m. - split squad
Monday, Sept. 16: at Anaheim 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 21: at San Jose 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 23: at Vancouver 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 25: at Calgary 6:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 27: SAN JOSE 7:00 p.m.
2013-14 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
(home games in CAPS)
Thursday, Oct. 3: N.Y. RANGERS 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 5: at San Jose 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 8: at N.Y. Islanders 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 10: at Detroit 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11: at Philadelphia 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 13: at Carolina 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 15: OTTAWA 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 18: at Anaheim 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19: DETROIT 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 22: CALGARY 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 24: at Los Angeles 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26: EDMONTON 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 29: LOS ANGELES 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 31: NASHVILLE 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2: at San Jose 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 5: VANCOUVER 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 6: at Anaheim 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9: WASHINGTON 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 12: at St. Louis 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 14: at Chicago 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16: TAMPA BAY 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 21: COLORADO 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 23: ANAHEIM 6:00 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 25: at Nashville 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 27: at Minnesota 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 30: CHICAGO 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 3: at Edmonton 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 4: at Calgary 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 6: at Vancouver 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 10: at Colorado 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 12: N.Y. ISLANDERS 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14: CAROLINA 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17: at Montreal 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 19: at Toronto 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21: at Ottawa 12:00 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 23: at Buffalo 5:00 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 27: SAN JOSE 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 28: at Anaheim 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 31: EDMONTON 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 2: COLUMBUS 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 4: PHILADLEPHIA 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 7: CALGARY 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 9: MINNESOTA 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 11: ANAHEIM 6:00 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 13: at Winnipeg 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 14: at St. Louis 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 16: VANCOUVER 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 18: NEW JERSEY 6:00 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 20: TORONTO 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 22: at Calgary 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 24: at Edmonton 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 26: at Vancouver 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 28: LOS ANGELES 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 30: BUFFALO 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1: PITTSBURGH 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 4: DALLAS 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 7: CHICAGO 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8: at Dallas 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 27: at Winnipeg 6:00 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 28: at Colorado 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 2: ST. LOUIS 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 4: VANCOUVER 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 6: MONTREAL 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 8: at Washington 5:00 p.m.
Monday, March 10: at Tampa Bay 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 11: at Florida 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 13: at Boston 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 15: CALGARY 7:00 p.m.
Monday, March 17: at Los Angeles 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 20: FLORIDA 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 22: BOSTON 6:00 p.m.
Monday, March 24: at NY Rangers 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 25: at Pittsburgh 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 27: at New Jersey 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 29: MINNESOTA 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 1: WINNIPEG 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 2: at Los Angeles 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 4: EDMONTON 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 8: at Columbus 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 10: at Nashville 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 12: SAN JOSE 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 13 DALLAS 6:00 p.m.
NOTE: ALL TIMES LOCAL ARIZONA TIME
The following is a month-by-month and team-by-team breakdown of the Coyotes home and away schedule:
Los Angeles: 2-3
New Jersey: 1-1
N.Y. Islanders: 1-1
N.Y. Rangers: 1-1
St. Louis: 1-2
San Jose: 2-2
Tampa Bay: 1-1
The City of Glendale released a 93-page document this morning that outlines the proposed lease agreement for Jobing.com Arena.
The city also released an update that outlines additional concerns.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have agreed to terms on a long-term contract extension with Head Coach Dave Tippett. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
“We are very pleased to agree to terms with Dave to a long-term contract extension,” said Maloney. “Elite coaching is required to win on a consistent basis and Dave is one of the best at his job in today's game. His work ethic, attention to detail, communicative skills and patience make him an ideal fit with our group as we work to build a franchise capable of winning the Stanley Cup."
In four seasons under Tippett, the Coyotes have posted an impressive record of 156-96-42 and have qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs three times. Tippett ranks second on the franchise’s all-time wins list and his .602 points percentage is the highest of any head coach in franchise history.
"I am thrilled to stay with the Coyotes,” said Tippett. “Don has done a very good job of assembling a great staff and group of players here and I like the direction we are headed. We've started to build a strong foundation and we are both looking forward to continuing to build a winning team here in the Valley and taking the next step as a first class organization.”
In 2011-12, Tippett led the Coyotes to a 42-27-13 record (97 points) and the franchise’s first division championship while guiding the club to its third-consecutive postseason appearance. Under his leadership, the Coyotes won their first postseason series since arriving in Phoenix by defeating the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Quarterfinals. The Coyotes went on to advance to the Western Conference Final for the first time in franchise history.
Tippett guided the Coyotes to a 43-26-13 record and 99 points in 2010-11. It marked the first time in team history that the Coyotes had recorded consecutive seasons with 40-plus wins and posted back-to-back 95-point plus seasons. In addition, Phoenix reached the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second consecutive season, marking the first time the franchise qualified for the postseason in back-to-back years since the 1998-99/1999-2000 campaigns.
Hired just nine days prior to the start of the 2009-10 regular season, Tippett led the Coyotes to a record of 50-25-7 for 107 points, shattering franchise records for wins and points in a single season while qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2002 and finishing with the third-most points in the Western Conference. Tippett was honored with the Jack Adams Trophy as the NHL’s Coach of the Year.
In 10 seasons as an NHL head coach, Tippett has compiled a record of 427-252-107. His 427 victories behind the bench represent the second-most wins by an NHL coach over that span (Mike Babcock (DET) – 445). Tippett has guided his teams to postseason berths in eight of his ten NHL seasons while also compiling four 100-point seasons, three 50-win seasons and five 40-win seasons.
Prior to joining the Coyotes, the 51-year-old Tippett spent six seasons as head coach of the Dallas Stars from 2002-03 to 2008-09, posting a record of 271-156-65. Under Tippett’s leadership, the Stars won two Pacific Division titles (2002-03 and 2005-06), made the playoffs in five out of six seasons and advanced to the 2008 Western Conference Final.
Tippett joined the Stars organization in May of 2002 after serving as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Kings the previous three seasons. The Kings qualified for the playoffs in all three of Tippett’s seasons with the club after having made the postseason just once in six seasons prior to his arrival.
Prior to becoming a coach, the native of Moosomin, Saskatchewan played 11 years as a forward in the NHL with the Hartford Whalers, Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers. In 721 career NHL games, he registered 93 goals and 169 assists for 262 points with 317 penalty minutes.
During his playing career with Hartford, Tippett served as an alternate captain and earned the Community Service, Unsung Hero, Mr. Hustle and Best Defensive Forward awards. In 1988-89, he registered career highs in goals (17), assists (24), and points (41).
Internationally, he captained the 1984 Canadian Olympic Team in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia and earned a silver medal as a member of the Canadian Olympic Team in Albertville, France in 1992. While at the University of North Dakota, he was a member of the 1982 NCAA Division I Championship squad.