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2014–15 Arizona Coyotes · NHL
Division 7th Pacific
Conference 14th Western
2014–15 record 24–50–8
Home record 11–25–5
Road record 13–25–3
Goals for 170
Goals against 272
General Manager Don Maloney
Coach Dave Tippett
Captain Shane Doan
Alternate captains Kyle Chipchura (Mar-Apr)
Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Mar-Apr)
Martin Hanzal
Keith Yandle (Oct-Mar)
Arena Gila River Arena
Average attendance 13,345 (77.9%)
41 Games
Team leaders
Goals Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23)
Assists Sam Gagner (26)
Points Oliver Ekman-Larsson (43)
Penalties in minutes Kyle Chipchura (82)
Wins Mike Smith (14)
Goals against average Louis Domingue (2.73)

The 2014–15 Arizona Coyotes season was the 36th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 22, 1979, the 19th season since the franchise relocated from Winnipeg following the 1995–96 NHL season,[1] and the 43rd overall, including the World Hockey Association years. The team finished in last place in the Western Conference and failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third straight year. The Coyotes earned only 56 points - their worst-ever performance in Arizona and second worst in franchise history after the 1980-81 season.

Off-season Edit

The club officially changed their team name to the "Arizona Coyotes" on June 27, 2014, at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.[2] The name change was part of the deal approved by the City of Glendale to keep the team from relocating.[3]

Training camp Edit

The Coyotes will compete in eight preseason exhibition games before the start of the 2014–15 regular season.[2]

Regular season Edit


Schedule and results Edit

Pre-season Edit

Regular season Edit

Game log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statistics Edit

Final stats[4]

Skaters

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Ekman-Larsson, OliverOliver Ekman-Larsson 82 23 20 43 −18 40
Gagner, SamSam Gagner 81 15 26 41 −28 28
Yandle, KeithKeith Yandle

|| 63 || 4 || 37 || 41 || −32 || 32

Doan, ShaneShane Doan 79 14 22 36 −29 65
Vermette, AntoineAntoine Vermette

|| 62 || 13 || 22 || 35 || −22 || 34

Erat, MartinMartin Erat 79 9 23 32 −16 48
Boedker, MikkelMikkel Boedker 45 14 14 28 −10 6
Hanzal, MartinMartin Hanzal 37 8 16 24 −1 31
Korpikoski, LauriLauri Korpikoski 69 6 15 21 −27 12
Rieder, TobiasTobias Rieder 72 13 8 21 −19 14
Stone, MichaelMichael Stone 81 3 15 18 −24 60
Arcobello, MarkMark Arcobello

|| 27 || 9 || 7 || 16 || −4 || 6

Chipchura, KyleKyle Chipchura 70 4 10 14 −23 82
Moss, DavidDavid Moss 60 4 8 12 −18 24
Vitale, JoeJoe Vitale 70 3 6 9 −11 36
Michalek, ZbynekZbynek Michalek

|| 53 || 2 || 6 || 8 || −6 || 12

Murphy, ConnorConnor Murphy 73 4 3 7 −27 42
Crombeen, B. J.B. J. Crombeen 58 3 3 6 −6 79
Moore, JohnJohn Moore

|| 19 || 1 || 4 || 5 || −11 || 11

Lessio, LucasLucas Lessio 26 2 3 5 −10 8
Cunningham, CraigCraig Cunningham

|| 19 || 1 || 3 || 4 || −3 || 2

Gormley, BrandonBrandon Gormley 27 2 2 4 −7 10
Schlemko, DavidDavid Schlemko

|| 20 || 1 || 3 || 4 || −5 || 4

Dahlbeck, KlasKlas Dahlbeck

|| 19 || 0 || 3 || 3 || −7 || 6

Klinkhammer, RobRob Klinkhammer

|| 19 || 3 || 0 || 3 || 3 || 4

McMillan, BrandonBrandon McMillan

|| 50 || 1 || 2 || 3 || −18 || 16

Summers, ChrisChris Summers

|| 17 || 0 || 3 || 3 || −12 || 8

McGinn, TyeTye McGinn

|| 18 || 1 || 1 || 2 || −1 || 10

Campbell, AndrewAndrew Campbell 33 0 1 1 −13 10
Hodgman, JustinJustin Hodgman 5 1 0 1 −2 2
Szwarz, JordanJordan Szwarz 9 1 0 1 −2 2
Shinnimin, BrendanBrendan Shinnimin 12 0 1 1 −1 8
Martinook, JordanJordan Martinook 8 0 1 1 −3 0
Bolduc, AlexandreAlexandre Bolduc 3 0 0 0 −1 2
Reese, DylanDylan Reese 1 0 0 0 −1 0
Samuelsson, PhilipPhilip Samuelsson 4 0 0 0 −3 0
Samuelsson, HenrikHenrik Samuelsson 3 0 0 0 −2 2
Gaudet, TylerTyler Gaudet 2 0 0 0 −1 0

Goaltenders
Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Smith, MikeMike Smith 62 61 3,556 14 42 5 187 3.16 1955 .904 0 0 1 10
Dubnyk, DevanDevan Dubnyk

|| 19 || 16 || 1035 || 9 || 5 || 2 || 47 || 2.72 || 561 || .916 || 1 || 0 || 0 || 0

Domingue, LouisLouis Domingue 7 4 308 1 2 1 14 2.73 158 .911 0 0 0 0
McKenna, MikeMike McKenna 1 1 60 0 1 0 5 5.00 34 .853 0 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

Notable achievements Edit

Awards Edit

Regular season
Player Award Awarded
Gagner, S.S. Gagner NHL Third Star of the Week[5] December 29, 2014
Ekman-Larsson, O.O. Ekman-Larsson NHL All-Star game selection[6] January 10, 2015

Milestones Edit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Hodgman, J.J. Hodgman 1st career NHL game
1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL point
October 25, 2014
Vermette, A.A. Vermette 400th career NHL point October 28, 2014
Rieder, T.T. Rieder 1st career NHL game
1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL point
November 2, 2014
Smith, M.M. Smith 150th career NHL win November 4, 2014
Michalek, Z.Z. Michalek 500th career NHL game November 8, 2014
Crombeen, B.B. Crombeen 400th career NHL game November 14, 2014
Gagner, S.S. Gagner 300th career NHL point November 14, 2014
Gormley, B.B. Gormley 1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL point
November 16, 2014
Dubnyk, D.D. Dubnyk 10,000 career NHL minutes November 16, 2014
S. Gagner 500th career NHL game November 18, 2014
S. Gagner 200th career NHL assist November 20, 2014
Boedker, M.M. Boedker 100th career NHL assist November 22, 2014
Shinnimin, B.B. Shinnimin 1st career NHL game November 29, 2014
Schlemko, D.D. Schlemko 200th career NHL game December 1, 2014
Martinook, J.J. Martinook 1st career NHL game December 6, 2014
Gaudet, T.T. Gaudet 1st career NHL game December 29, 2014
Vitale, J.J. Vitale 200th career NHL game January 6, 2015
Smith, M.M. Smith 20,000 career NHL minutes January 8, 2015
Yandle, K.K. Yandle 300th career NHL point January 20, 2015
A. Vermette 800th career NHL game January 29, 2015
Domingue, L.L. Domingue 1st career NHL game January 31, 2015
L. Domingue 1st career NHL win February 1, 2015
B. Shinnimin 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
February 3, 2015
Arcobello, M.M. Arcobello 100th career NHL game February 28, 2015
Korpikoski, L.L. Korpikoski 400th career NHL game March 22, 2015
Stone, M.M. Stone 200th career NHL game April 3, 2015
Murphy, C.C. Murphy 100th career NHL game April 4, 2015


Transactions Edit

The Coyotes have been involved in the following transactions during the 2014–15 season.

Trades Edit

June 28, 2014[7] To Montreal Canadiens
3rd-round pick in 2014
To Arizona Coyotes
3rd-round pick in 2014
4th-round pick in 2014
June 29, 2014[8] To Tampa Bay Lightning
6th-round pick in 2015
To Arizona Coyotes
Sam Gagner
B. J. Crombeen
December 5, 2014[9] To Pittsburgh Penguins
Rob Klinkhammer
conditional 5th-round pick in 2016
To Arizona Coyotes
Philip Samuelsson
January 14, 2015[10] To Minnesota Wild
Devan Dubnyk
To Arizona Coyotes
3rd-round pick in 2015
February 28, 2015[11] To Chicago Blackhawks
Antoine Vermette
To Arizona Coyotes
Klas Dahlbeck
1st-round pick in 2015
March 1, 2015[12] To New York Rangers
Keith Yandle
Chris Summers
4th-round pick in 2016
To Arizona Coyotes
John Moore
Anthony Duclair
2nd-round pick in 2015
Conditional 1st-round pick in 2016
March 2, 2015[13] To St. Louis Blues
Zbynek Michalek
Conditional 3rd-round pick in 2015
To Arizona Coyotes
Maxim Letunov
March 2, 2015[14] To New York Islanders
Mark Louis
To Arizona Coyotes
David Leggio

Free agents acquired Edit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Devan Dubnyk Nashville Predators 1 year, $800,000 [15]
July 1, 2014 Mike McKenna Columbus Blue Jackets 1 year, $550,000 [16]
July 1, 2014 Andrew Campbell Manchester Monarchs 1 year, $550,000 [16]
July 1, 2014 Alexandre Bolduc St. Louis Blues 1 year, $600,000 [16]
July 1, 2014 Justin Hodgman Metallurg Magnitogorsk 1 year, $550,000 [16]
July 1, 2014 Dylan Reese Amur Khabarovsk 1 year, $550,000 [16]
July 1, 2014 Joe Vitale Pittsburgh Penguins 3 years, $3.3 million [17]
July 5, 2014 Patrick McNeill Columbus Blue Jackets 1 year, $550,000 [18]
May 28, 2015 Matthias Plachta Adler Mannheim 1 year, entry-level contract [19]

Free agents lost Edit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Thomas Greiss Pittsburgh Penguins 1 year, $1 million [20]
July 1, 2014 Andy Miele Detroit Red Wings 1 year, $600,000 [21]
July 2, 2014 Radim Vrbata Vancouver Canucks 2 years, $10 million [22]
July 4, 2014 Tim Kennedy Washington Capitals 1 year, $550,000 [23]
July 15, 2014 Mike Ribeiro Nashville Predators 1 year, $1.05 million [24]

Claimed via waivers Edit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers
Mark Arcobello[25] Pittsburgh Penguins February 11, 2015
Tye McGinn[26] San Jose Sharks March 2, 2015
Craig Cunningham[26] Boston Bruins March 2, 2015

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers
Brandon McMillan[27] Vancouver Canucks February 12, 2015

Player signings Edit

The following players were signed by the Coyotes. Two-way contracts are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 11, 2014 David Moss 1 year, $800,000 [28]
July 15, 2014 Brandon McMillan 1 year, $625,000* [29]
July 15, 2014 Jordan Szwarz 2 years, $1.26 million* [29]
July 18, 2014 Brendan Perlini 3 year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [30]
October 5, 2014 Laurent Dauphin 3 year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [31]
April 10, 2015 Ryan MacInnis 3 year, entry-level contract [32]
April 17, 2015 Christian Dvorak 3 year, entry-level contract [33]

Draft picks Edit

See also: List of Arizona Coyotes draft picks

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft will be held on June 27–28, 2014, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[34]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 12 Brendan Perlini LW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Niagara IceDogs (OHL)
2 43 Ryan MacInnis C Flag of the United States United States Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
2 58[a] Christian Dvorak LW Flag of the United States United States London Knights (OHL)
3 87[b] Anton Karlsson RW Flag of Sweden Sweden Frolunda HC Jr. (Sweden Jr)
4 117[b] Michael Bunting LW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
5 133 Dysin Mayo D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
6 163 David Westlund D Flag of Sweden Sweden Brynas IF Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
7 191[c] Jared Fiegl LW Flag of the United States United States USA U–18 (USHL)
7 193 Edgars Kulda LW Flag of Latvia Latvia Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
Draft notes[35]
  • a The Chicago Blackhawks second-round pick went to the Arizona Coyotes as the result of a trade on March 4, 2014, that sent David Rundblad, Mathieu Brisebois to the Blackhawks in exchange for this pick.[36]
  • b The Arizona Coyotes third-round pick went to the Montreal Canadiens as the result of a trade on June 28, 2014, that sent a third and fourth-round pick in 2014 to Arizona in exchange for this pick.[7]
  • The Arizona Coyotes' fourth-round pick went to the Toronto Maple Leafs as the result of a trade on January 16, 2013, that sent Matthew Lombardi to the Coyotes in exchange for this pick.[37]
  • c The New Jersey Devils seventh-round pick went to the Arizona Coyotes as the result of a trade on April 3, 2013, that sent Steve Sullivan to the Devils in exchange for this pick.[38]

References Edit

  1. National Hockey League (2013). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2014. Diamond Sports Data, Inc., 105. ISBN 978-1-894801-26-3. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://coyotes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=723375
  3. Coyotes fans to take hit in the wallet
  4. 2012–2013 Regular Season Stats – Points – Phoenix Coyotes – Statistics. Phoenix Coyotes. Retrieved on April 14, 2015.
  5. Gaudreau, Wilson, Gagner named 'Three Stars'. NHL (December 29, 2014).
  6. 2015 NHL All-Star selections highlighted by three Columbus Blue Jackets. NHL (January 10, 2015).
  7. 7.0 7.1 Coyotes Select Eight Players on Second Day of 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Arizona Coyotes (June 28, 2014).
  8. Coyotes Acquire Gagner, Crombeen. Arizona Coyotes (June 29, 2014).
  9. Coyotes Acquire Samuelsson from Pittsburgh. Arizona Coyotes (December 5, 2014).
  10. Coyotes Acquire a 2015 Third Round Draft Choice from Minnesota in Exchange for Dubnyk. Arizona Coyotes (January 14, 2015).
  11. Coyotes Acquire Dahlbeck & 2015 First Round Draft Choice from Chicago in Exchange for Vermette. Arizona Coyotes (February 28, 2015).
  12. Coyotes Acquire Duclair, J. Moore, 1st & 2nd Round Draft Choices from Rangers in Exchange for Yandle, Summers & 2016 Draft Choice. Arizona Coyotes (March 1, 2015).
  13. Coyotes Acquire Letunov from St. Louis in Exchange for Michalek & 2015 Draft Choice. Arizona Coyotes (March 2, 2015).
  14. Coyotes Acquire Leggio from Islanders in Exchange for Louis. Arizona Coyotes (March 2, 2015).
  15. Coyotes Sign Dubnyk to One-Year Contract
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 Coyotes Sign Bolduc, Campbell, Hodgman, McKenna & Reese
  17. Coyotes Sign Vitale to Three-Year Contract
  18. Archived copy.
  19. Coyotes Sign Plachta to Entry-Level Contract
  20. Penguins Sign Goaltender Thomas Greiss
  21. Wings sign another Hobey Baker winner
  22. Canucks sign Radim Vrbata to two-year deal
  23. CAPITALS SIGN TIM KENNEDY AND KRIS NEWBURY
  24. Nashville Predators Sign Mike Ribeiro to a One-Year Contract
  25. Coyotes Claim Arcobello off Waivers
  26. 26.0 26.1 Coyotes Claim McGinn & Cunningham off Waivers
  27. Canucks claim Brandon McMillan from waivers
  28. Coyotes Sign Moss to One-Year Contract
  29. 29.0 29.1 Coyotes Sign McMillan and Szwarz
  30. Coyotes Sign Perlini to Entry-Level Contract
  31. Coyotes Sign Dauphin to Entry-Level Contract
  32. Coyotes Sign MacInnis to Entry-Level Contract
  33. Coyotes Sign Dvorak to Entry-Level Contract
  34. NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results. NHL.com. Retrieved on June 27, 2014.
  35. 2014 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions. Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved on June 28, 2014.
  36. Coyotes Trade Rundblad, Brisebois to Chicago for Second Round Draft Choice in 2014. Phoenix Coyotes (March 4, 2014).
  37. Coyotes Acquire Lombardi from Toronto. Phoenix Coyotes (January 16, 2013).
  38. Coyotes Trade Sullivan to New Jersey for Seventh-Round Draft Choice in 2014. Phoenix Coyotes (April 3, 2013).
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