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|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|
|Stanley Cup Titles:||0|
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.
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 2022-23 season. Do the Arizona Coyotes have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup in 2023?
Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Arizona Coyotes:
Andre Tourigny is the head coach of the Arizona Coyotes, his career overall record in the National Hockey League regular season is 25-50-7, as he has only had one season of experience coaching in the National Hockey League. Due to his lack of experience he has yet to lead the team to the Stanley Cup playoffs during his time at the helm of the franchise.
This head coaching job is his first career head coaching job in the National Hockey League as he has spent the majority of his coaching career in the OHL and the QMJHL for the past two decades. He will be looking to improve upon his first season with the Arizona Coyotes as they are set to be in rebuild mode for the next handful of seasons.
Clayton Keller is the best player on this team’s roster and he is sure to make a huge impact during the 2022-23 National Hockey League season as well. Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he found the net 28 times over the course of last year’s 82 game National Hockey League season. He also had no problem passing off the puck and setting up his teammates to find the net as well, as he added 35 assists to his total.
Overall, he ended up finishing the 2021-22 National Hockey League season with 63 total points. If he can repeat or improve upon his production from last season then his team could find themselves being a lot more competitive during this brand new season. He is still young as he enters this season at 24 years old and he has already proven to be a dependable passer throughout his young career. He is sure to be a huge piece of this Arizona Coyotes rebuild.
Nick Schmaltz is the second best player on this team’s roster and he is sure to make a huge impact during the 2022-23 National Hockey League season as well. Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he found the net 23 over the course of last year’s 82 game National Hockey League season. He also had no problem passing off the puck and setting up his teammates to find the net as well, as he added 36 assists to his total.
Overall, he ended up finishing the 2021-22 National Hockey League season with 59 total points. Much like Keller he is still relatively young as he will be 26 when the season starts. He will be entering his fifth season as a member of the Arizona Coyotes. He set a career high in points last season and will have a ton of momentum to build off of heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season.
The Arizona Coyotes’ campaign during the 2021-22 National Hockey League season went about as you would’ve expected. They finished the year with a record of 25-50-7 and in last place in the Central Division.
There is a lot of optimism surrounding the franchise heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. If they want to improve or keep up their current level of play they will certainly need a ton of production from their stars over the course of the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. The most important thing in any season is how a team starts out of the gate, and then how they look when the all-star break approaches.
In the National Hockey League, a lot can change over a single off-season. It will be interesting to see how their offseason moves translate onto the ice over the course of the 2022-23 National Hockey League season.
They are set to play a full 82-game schedule for only the second time in the last four seasons thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on their odds to win some hardware headed into the season it is clear how the oddsmakers in Las Vegas feel about them heading into the year.
Their odds to bring home the Central Division championship this season currently sit at +25000 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, which puts them 7th in the Central division out of eight teams.
While their odds to win the Western Conference currently sit at +15000 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, which puts them 15th in the Western Conference out of 16 teams.
Their overall odds to bring home the Stanley Cup trophy are currently sitting at +50000 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, as they rank 31st out of all 32 teams in the National Hockey League.
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.
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