2012–13 Phoenix Coyotes · NHL
Division 4th Pacific
Conference 10th Western
2012–13 record 21–18–9
Home record 14–8–2
Road record 7–10–7
Goals for 125
Goals against 131
General Manager Don Maloney
Coach Dave Tippett
Captain Shane Doan
Alternate captains Martin Hanzal
Keith Yandle
Arena Jobing.com Arena
Average attendance 13,923 (81.3%)[1]
(24 games)
Team Leaders
Goals Shane Doan (13)
Antoine Vermette
Assists Oliver Ekman-Larsson (21)
Points Keith Yandle (30)
Penalties in minutes Kyle Chipchura (43)
Wins Mike Smith (15)
Goals against average Mike Smith (2.58)
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The 2012–13 Phoenix Coyotes season was the franchise's 34th season in the National Hockey League (NHL), the 17th in Arizona, and 41st overall, including its play in the World Hockey Association. The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48 due to the 2012–13 NHL lockout.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

The Coyotes concluded the regular season having been shut-out nine times, tied with the Nashville Predators for the most in the NHL.[2]


Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

2012–13 Game Log
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = OT/SO Loss

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

For the first time since the 2008-09 season, the Coyotes failed to make the playoffs.

Player statistics[edit | edit source]

Final stats[3]

Skaters

Regular Season
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Yandle, KeithKeith Yandle 48 10 20 30 4 54
Vrbata, RadimRadim Vrbata 34 12 16 28 6 14
Doan, ShaneShane Doan 48 13 14 27 6 37
Boedker, MikkelMikkel Boedker 48 7 19 26 0 12
Ekman-Larsson, OliverOliver Ekman-Larsson 48 3 21 24 5 26
Hanzal, MartinMartin Hanzal 39 11 12 23 2 24
Vermette, AntoineAntoine Vermette 48 13 8 21 −3 36
Moss, DavidDavid Moss 45 5 15 20 3 21
Gordon, BoydBoyd Gordon 48 4 10 14 0 8
Chipchura, KyleKyle Chipchura 46 5 9 14 1 50
Sullivan, SteveSteve Sullivan

‡ || 33 || 5 || 7 || 12 || −8 || 20

Torres, RaffiRaffi Torres

‡ || 28 || 5 || 7 || 12 || −1 || 13

Morris, DerekDerek Morris 39 0 11 11 −6 36
Korpikoski, LauriLauri Korpikoski 36 6 5 11 −3 12
Klinkhammer, RobRob Klinkhammer 22 5 6 11 7 10
Stone, MichaelMichael Stone 40 5 4 9 2 16
Klesla, RostislavRostislav Klesla 38 2 6 8 0 22
Lombardi, MatthewMatthew Lombardi

|| 21 || 4 || 4 || 8 || 0 || 4

Bissonnette, PaulPaul Bissonnette 28 0 6 6 2 36
Johnson, NickNick Johnson 17 4 2 6 3 0
Schlemko, DavidDavid Schlemko 30 1 5 6 8 12
Michalek, ZbynekZbynek Michalek 34 0 2 2 4 14
Conner, ChrisChris Conner 12 1 1 2 3 2
Rundblad, DavidDavid Rundblad 8 0 1 1 −5 0
Bolduc, AlexandreAlexandre Bolduc 14 0 0 0 −4 2
Summers, ChrisChris Summers 6 0 0 0 −3 9
Brown, ChrisChris Brown 5 0 0 0 0 2
Miele, AndyAndy Miele 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 121 211 332 24 492

Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Smith, MikeMike Smith 34 34 1955:33 15 12 5 84 2.58 938 0.910 5 0 0 0
LaBarbera, JasonJason LaBarbera 15 10 725:55 4 6 2 32 2.64 418 0.923 0 0 0 0
Johnson, ChadChad Johnson 4 4 246:37 2 0 2 5 1.21 108 0.954 1 0 0 0
Totals 48 2928:05 21 18 9 121 2.48 1464 0.917 6 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Coyotes. Stats reflect time with the Coyotes only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record


Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Coyotes have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

June 22, 2012[4] To Pittsburgh Penguins
Harrison Ruopp
Marc Cheverie
3rd-round pick in 2012[lower-alpha 1]Oskar Sundqvist
To Phoenix Coyotes
Zbynek Michalek
January 16, 2013[5] To Toronto Maple Leafs
Conditional 4th-round pick in 2014J. J. Piccinich
To Phoenix Coyotes
Matthew Lombardi
March 29, 2013[6] To Edmonton Oilers
Kale Kessy
To Phoenix Coyotes
Tobias Rieder
April 2, 2013[7] To Washington Capitals
Joel Rechlicz
To Phoenix Coyotes
Matt Clackson
April 3, 2013[8] To New Jersey Devils
Steve Sullivan
To Phoenix Coyotes
7th-round pick in 2014Jared Fiegl
April 3, 2013[9] To San Jose Sharks
Raffi Torres
To Phoenix Coyotes
3rd-round pick in 2013Yan-Pavel Laplante
April 3, 2013[10] To Anaheim Ducks
Matthew Lombardi
To Phoenix Coyotes
Brandon McMillan

Free agents acquired[edit | edit source]

Player Former team Contract terms
David Moss[1] Calgary Flames 2 years, $4.2 million
Chad Johnson[2] Connecticut Whale 1 year, $600,000
Chris Conner[3] Detroit Red Wings 1 year, $650,000
Rob Klinkhammer[4] Ottawa Senators 1 year, $650,000
Steve Sullivan[5] Pittsburgh Penguins 1 year, $1.85 million
Joel Rechlicz[6] Washington Capitals 1 year, $550,000
Nick Johnson[7] Minnesota Wild 1 year, $725,000
Mathieu Brisebois[8] Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 3 years, $1.965 million entry-level contract

Free agents lost[edit | edit source]

Player New team Contract terms
Adrian Aucoin[9] Columbus Blue Jackets 1 year, $2 million
Ray Whitney[10] Dallas Stars 2 years, $9 million
Taylor Pyatt[11] New York Rangers 2 years, $3.1 million
Matt Watkins[12] New York Islanders 1 year, $700,000
Michal Rozsival[13] Chicago Blackhawks 1 year, $2 million

Player signings[edit | edit source]

Player Date Contract terms
Andy Miele[14] June 29, 2012 1 year, $850,500
Alexandre Bolduc[15] July 2, 2012 1 year, $650,000
Kyle Chipchura[16] July 5, 2012 1 year, $675,000
Chris Summers[17] July 18, 2012 1 year, $803,250
Jordan Martinook[18] September 3, 2012 3 years, $1.95 million entry-level contract
Lucas Lessio[19] September 4, 2012 3 years, $2.585 million entry-level contract
Shane Doan[20] September 14, 2012 4 years, $21.2 million
David Schlemko[21] February 25, 2013 2 years, $2.375 million contract extension
Darian Dziurzynski[22] March 11, 2013 2 years, $1.28 million entry-level contract
Henrik Samuelsson[23] March 11, 2013 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract
Oliver Ekman-Larsson[24] March 15, 2013 6 years, $33 million contract extension
Tobias Rieder[25] April 15, 2013 3 years, $2.56 million entry-level contract
Rob Klinkhammer[26] May 16, 2013 2 years, $1.25 million contract extension
James Melindy[27] May 29, 2013 3 years, $1.925 million entry-level contract

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

See also: List of Phoenix Coyotes draft picks

Phoenix Coyotes' picks at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 22 & 23, 2012.[28]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 27 Henrik Samuelsson C Flag of the United States United States Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
2 58 Jordan Martinook LW Flag of Canada Canada Vancouver Giants (WHL)
3 88 James Melindy D Flag of Canada Canada Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
4 102[a] Rhett Holland D Flag of Canada Canada Okotoks (AJHL)
5 148 Niklas Tikkinen D Flag of Finland Finland Blues U20 (Jr. A SM-liiga)
6 178 Samuel Fejes LW Flag of the United States United States Shattuck-Saint Mary's (Midget AAA)
7 184[b] Marek Langhamer G Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic HC Pardubice (Noen ELJ)
7 208 Justin Hache D Flag of Canada Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
Draft notes[29]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Coyotes Sign Moss to Two-Year Contract
  2. Coyotes Sign Johnson to One-Year Contract
  3. Coyotes Sign Conner to One-Year, Two-Way Contract
  4. Coyotes Sign Klinkhammer to One-Year, Two-Way Contract
  5. Coyotes Sign Sullivan to One-Year Contract
  6. Coyotes Agree to Terms with Rechlicz
  7. Coyotes Sign Johnson to One-Year, Two-Way Contract
  8. Coyotes Sign Brisebois to Entry-Level Contract
  9. Columbus Blue Jackets, Defenseman Adrian Aucoin Agree To Terms On A One-Year Contract For 2012–13 Season
  10. Dallas Stars Sign Forward Ray Whitney to Two-Year Contract
  11. Big winger Taylor Pyatt joins Blueshirts
  12. July Transactions
  13. Blackhawks agree to terms with defenseman Rozsival
  14. Coyotes Re-Sign Miele to One-Year Contract
  15. Coyotes Re-Sign Bolduc to One-Year, Two-Way Contract
  16. Coyotes Re-Sign Chipchura to One-Year Contract
  17. Coyotes Re-Sign Summers
  18. Coyotes Sign Martinook to Entry-Level Contract
  19. Coyotes Sign Lessio to Entry-Level Contract
  20. Coyotes Re-Sign Doan to Four-Year Contract
  21. Coyotes Sign Schlemko to Two-Year Deal
  22. Coyotes Sign Dziurzynski to Entry-Level Contract
  23. Coyotes Sign Samuelsson to Entry-Level Contract
  24. Coyotes Sign Ekman-Larsson to Six-Year Contract
  25. Coyotes Sign Rieder to Entry-Level Contract
  26. Coyotes Sign Klinkhammer to Two-Year Deal
  27. Coyotes Sign Melindy to Entry-Level Contract
  28. NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results. NHL.com. Retrieved on May 12, 2012.
  29. 2012 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions. Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved on May 12, 2013.
  30. COYOTES ACQUIRE 4th ROUND DRAFT CHOICE FROM COLORADO IN EXCHANGE FOR WINNIK – Phoenix Coyotes – News. Phoenix Coyotes (June 28, 2010). Retrieved on May 12, 2013.
  31. Coyotes Acquire O'Reilly from Nashville for 2012 Draft Pick – Phoenix Coyotes – News. Phoenix Coyotes (October 28, 2011). Retrieved on May 12, 2013.
  32. Coyotes Acquire Trotter from Montreal – Phoenix Coyotes – News. Phoenix Coyotes (October 23, 2011). Retrieved on May 12, 2013.
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