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San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones (31) gives up a goal to Arizona Coyotes' Phil Kessel as Sharks defenseman Jacob Middleton (21) and Coyotes center Barrett Hayton (29) look on during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Phil Kessel, Coyotes bounce back with 5-3 win over Sharks

Jan. 16, 2021 7:16 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Phil Kessel's first season in the desert did not go as planned. Expected to give Arizona a huge scoring boost, he instead struggled with injuries and his production suffered. It's just two games into the season, but it seems Phil the Thrill is back. Kessel scored two goals, Antti...

San Jose Sharks defenseman Nicolas Meloche (53) gets the puck after sending Arizona Coyotes right wing Clayton Keller, right, to the ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Sharks open the season with 4-3 shootout win over Coyotes

Jan. 15, 2021 12:38 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Martin Jones stopped Clayton Keller in a shootout and the San Jose Sharks bounced back after Arizona's Phil Kessel scored with 3.2 seconds left in regulation, beating the Coyotes 4-3 Thursday night. “Goaltending a lot of times is your most important player on the ice,”...

Doan returning to Coyotes in front office role

Jan. 11, 2021 12:52 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shane Doan is returning to the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes announced Monday the longtime former captain has been hired as chief hockey development officer. Doan will serve as a strategic advisor to owner Alex Meruelo and general manager Bill Armstrong, supporting the business and...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Arizona Coyotes center Phil Kessel, right, celebrates his goal with defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, left, of Sweden, and center Clayton Keller, center, during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Los Angeles. Bolstered by a taste of playoff success, the Coyotes are aiming to go even deeper in a unique 2021 season with roster additions who are expected to add a level of toughness and tenacity. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

Coyotes add grit after first postseason trip in 8 years

Jan. 5, 2021 3:21 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes had a breakthrough in a pandemic-altered season, earning their first postseason appearance and series win in eight years. They hope to build on their bubble success after adding a bit of grit for the upcoming season. Bolstered by a taste of playoff success, the...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 1999, file photo, New York Rangers coach John Muckler yells instructions to his players on the ice during the third period against the Buffalo Sabres at Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo, N.Y. Muckler, a former NHL coach and five-time Stanley Cup winner with the Edmonton Oilers has died. He was 86. (AP Photo/Don Heupel, File)

John Muckler, coach who won 5 Cups with Oilers, dies at 86

Jan. 5, 2021 2:59 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — John Muckler, who coached four NHL teams and won five Stanley Cup championships with the Edmonton Oilers, has died. He was 86. The Oilers confirmed Muckler’s death Monday night. No cause was given. Muckler was part of the staff that put together the Oilers dynasty of the...

Coyotes sign veteran forward Brassard to 1-year deal

Dec. 30, 2020 5:43 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed veteran forward Derick Brassard to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not disclosed. The 33-year-old Brassard had 10 goals and 22 assists in 66 games with the New York Islanders in 2019-20. Brassard has six 40-point...

Arizona Coyotes center Derek Stepan (21) skates past New York Islanders left wing Anthony Beauvillier (18) in the second period during an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Coyotes send Derek Stepan to Senators for 2nd-round pick

Dec. 27, 2020 12:02 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have traded veteran center Derek Stepan to the Ottawa Senators for a second-round pick in the 2021 NHL draft. “On behalf of the entire Coyotes organization, I would like to thank Derek for everything he did for the Coyotes the past three seasons,”...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Arizona Coyotes center Carl Soderberg shouts to get the attention of his teammates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers in Glendale, Ariz.  The Chicago Blackhawks and free-agent center Soderberg have agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract, bolstering the team's forward depth after losing Kirby Dach and Alex Nylander to injuries. “Carl is an experienced center who plays a strong two-way game and adds an element of size to our group of centermen,” President of Hockey Operations Stan Bowman said Saturday, Dec. 26, in a release. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Blackhawks agree to 1-year deal with C Soderberg

Dec. 26, 2020 2:19 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks and free-agent center Carl Soderberg have agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract, bolstering the team's forward depth after it lost Kirby Dach and Alex Nylander to injuries. The 35-year-old Soderberg had 17 goals and 18 assists in 70 games for Arizona last season....

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The National Hockey League and players reached a tentative deal Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, to hold a 56-game season in 2021, pending the approval of each side's executive board and Canadian health officials. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

NHL schedule: 868 games in 116 days, back-to-backs and more

Dec. 23, 2020 6:39 PM EST

The Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning will host the Chicago Blackhawks in one of five games to open the NHL’s coronavirus pandemic-shortened 2021 season on Jan. 13. The league released a first-of-its kind schedule Wednesday featuring four realigned divisions based on geography and limited to...