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    Arizona Coyotes Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Arizona Coyotes to get you started: 

    Stadium:Gila River Arena 
    Colors:Brick red, desert sand & black
    Hall of Famers:Mike Gartner & Brett Hull
    Hall of Fame Builders:N/A
    Rivals:Los Angeles Kings 
    Legends: Keith Thackuk, Bobby Hull, Dale Hawerchuk, Thomas Steen, Teppo Numinen & Jeremy Roenick
    Retired Numbers:19
    Stanley Cup Titles:0

    Arizona Coyotes History

    Founded as the Winnipeg Jets, the franchise was one of the founding teams in the World Hockey Association (WHA) in 1972. The Jets were the most successful team in the seven year history of the WHA, winning the league championship on three occasions and making the finals in five out of the seven seasons. 

    The Jets were then one of the four WHA teams added to the NHL as part of the NHL/WHA merger in 1979 when the WHA folded due to financial difficulties. Unfortunately for the franchise, the Jets failed to transfer their dominant WHA form into the NHL, winning a combined 29 games in their opening two seasons (160 games), including a nine win season in 1980-81. 

    Following a 33-33-14 win-loss-tie record in 1981-82, Winnipeg competed in the NHL playoffs for the first time in franchise history, where they were defeated 3-1 by the St. Louis Blues in the Division Semi finals. 

    The Jets went on to make the playoffs in 10 of the next 14 seasons, however only managed to win two playoff series in that time. Their lack of postseason success can be attributed to competing against Edmonton and Calgary in their division, two of the powerhouse teams of the 1980’s. 

    Following their tumultuous run in Winnipeg, an Phoenix based ownership (Led by Jerry Colangelo, owner of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns) purchased the Jets with plans to move the franchise to Phoenix for the 1996-97 season, with a name the team fan contest yielding the franchise’s new name, the Phoenix Coyotes. 

    In their first six seasons in Phoenix, the Coyotes made the playoffs on five occasions, however a third playoff series win in franchise history avoided them on each occasion. Following their 1-4 loss to the Sharks in the 2002 Conference Quarterfinals, Phoenix missed the playoffs in each of their next six seasons. 

    With their first playoff series victory since 1987 coming in the 2012 playoffs, following a 42-27-13 (win-loss-overtime loss) record that saw them claim their maiden division title. Phoenix defeated the Blackhawks 4-2 and the Predators 4-1 to advance to the Conference Finals against the LA Kings. 

    The Kings advanced to the Stanley Cup finals after defeating the Coyotes 4-1. Phoenix returned to their lacklustre form in the following two seasons, failing to make the playoffs. 

    Due to the team’s bankruptcy status since 2009 and the annual revenue lost each year, the NHL planned to move the Coyotes should a deal with the city for a new lease and new ownership not be decided by July 2, 2013. 

    The decision to rebrand the team as the Arizona Coyotes was made to reflect the fact the team is no longer strictly targeting the Phoenix fanbase and has the intentions to be more inclusive to all hockey fans in the state of Arizona. 

    Like their first relocation, their second franchise rebranding did not bring any improvements on the ice, as the Arizona Coyotes only managed one winning season in their first five, missing the playoffs each year. 

    The 2019-20 season was the Coyotes return to the playoffs with a 33-29-8 record that saw them finish fifth in the Pacific Division. Arizona beat the Predators 3-1 in the Qualifying round of the playoffs before they were defeated 4-1 by the Colorado Avalanche in the First Round of the playoffs. 

    For the Covid shortened 2020-21 season the Coyotes were placed in the competitive West Division, where they failed to reach the playoffs for a second year, finishing the campaign in 5th with a record of 24-26-6.

    The 2021-22 campaign was a terrible one for the Coyotes. As they finished the year with a record of 25-50-7. They missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs and finished in 8th place in the Central Division.

    Expert 2022-23 Picks & Preview on Arizona Coyotes

    Our experts will provide an analysis on the Coyotes’ chances closer to the start of the 2022-23 season. In the meantime, you can check out our thoughts on the team before the 2021-22 season started:

    If you are a fan of the Arizona Coyotes, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2021 season. Do the Arizona Coyotes have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup in 2022?

    Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Arizona Coyotes.

    Preview on the Arizona Coyotes’ Head Coach: Andre Tourigny

    Touringy will be making his National Hockey League coaching debut when the Coyotes open the season. A former junior hockey and Canadian national team coach, he is getting a shot at the pros after 15 years. He will be taking over a Coyotes team that was middle of the pack in the NHL last season. Expect him to get a little leeway and be given at least 2 or 3 years to turn this team into a contender. The only way an early exit can be expected is if something happens out of the realm of the game.

    Preview on the Arizona Coyotes’ Key Player: Jacob Chychrun

    Heading into his 6th NHL season, all with Arizona, he still struggles to find proper form. Most of his issues stem from injuries and not being able to stay on the ice. If he is able to stay healthy and show flashes of what is expected, he can turn into one of the best Defensemen in the league. A bright future might be on the horizon but for now he needs to prove why the hype is warranted.

    Preview on the Arizona Coyotes’ Next Best: Phil Kessel

    Over the last 15 years Phil Kessel has been the model of consistency no matter where he’s playing. He never missed a regular season game during his 4 year run as a Pittsburgh Penguin. In his 6 year stint in Toronto he also played all 82 games four times and in Boston he did it once. Adding to his impressive durability is a career total of 425 Goals and 560 Assists. Kessel has also won 2 Stanley Cups and made 3 all-star appearances.

    Arizona Coyotes Betting & Odds Preview 2022-23

    The 2021-22 season is over and we take a look back at the Arizona Coyotes betting history for the most recent season. We will provide more information in relation to the new 2022-23 season once information becomes available. In the meantime, have a look at the betting and odds information for the Coyotes before the start of the previous season:

    Following their 82 point, 24 win, 26 loss and 6 overtime loss 2020-21 season, the Arizona Coyotes finished 5th in the West Division and 22nd in the league overall. 

    The Coyotes were pretty consistent regardless of playing home/away, claiming just 2 additional points from games in Arizona. They struggled badly against the divisions best, winning just 5 of 24 games against the top 3 sides in the East.

    The Coyotes came in at a +5000 line to win the Stanley Cup at the start of the year, a fair price considering they did little in the offseason to improve the squad. After an early exit from the playoffs in 2019-20, the Coyotes focus was on qualifying again.

    With less than 20 games to go they were sitting in fourth with a good string of results under their belt, however, they came unstuck, losing 12 of the remaining 17 games to see the Blues claim their playoff position.

    Arizona Coyotes FAQs

    Still got some burning questions about the Arizona Coyotes? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Arizona Coyotes play?

    The Arizona Coyotes play their home games at the Gila River Arena. 

    Who owns the Arizona Coyotes?

    The Arizona Coyotes are owned by Alex Meruelo and Andrew Barroway. 

    Have the Arizona Coyotes won the Stanley Cup?

    The Arizona Coyotes have never won a Stanley Cup. 

    Who is the Arizona Coyotes general manager?

    Bill Armstrong is the manager of the Arizona Coyotes. 

    Do the Arizona Coyotes play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Arizona Coyotes are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Arizona Coyotes games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Arizona Coyotes record?

    The Arizona Coyotes had a 25-50-7 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2021-22 NHL season. 

    Did the Arizona Coyotes win last night?

    Fans of the Arizona Coyotes are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the Arizona Coyotes worth?

    According to Forbes Magazine, the Arizona Coyotes are worth $400 million. 

    Who do the Arizona Coyotes play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NHL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Arizona Coyotes play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Arizona Coyotes?

    You can watch the Arizona Coyotes games on TV channels like Fox Sports West and the NHL Network such as NHL.TV.

    Will the Arizona Coyotes make the playoffs this year?

    While we do not yet know if the Arizona Coyotes will make the playoffs this year, they did not make the playoffs in 2021-22.

    Will the Arizona Coyotes get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?

    The Arizona Coyotes do not have the number one overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.

    When do the Arizona Coyotes play?

    Arizona Coyotes fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the puck drop, location of the game and the all important NHL odds.

    Where did the Arizona Coyotes finish the season?

    The Arizona Coyotes finished the 2021-22 NHL season in 8th place in the Central Division.

    How many games did the Arizona Coyotes win?

    The Arizona Coyotes won 25 games during the 2021-22 NHL season.