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2017–18 Arizona Coyotes · NHL
Division 8th Pacific
Conference 15th Western
2017–18 record 29–41–12
Home record 16–21–4
Road record 13–20–8
Goals for 208
Goals against 256
General Manager John Chayka
Coach Rick Tocchet
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Alex Goligoski
Niklas Hjalmarsson
Brad Richardson
Derek Stepan
Arena Gila River Arena
Team leaders
Goals Clayton Keller (23)
Assists Clayton Keller
Derek Stepan (42)
Points Clayton Keller (65)
Penalties in minutes Max Domi (73)
Wins Antti Raanta (21)
Goals against average Antti Raanta (2.24)

The 2017–18 Arizona Coyotes season was the 39th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 22, 1979, the 22nd season since the franchise relocated from Winnipeg following the 1995–96 NHL season,[1] and the 46th overall, including the World Hockey Association years.

Off-seasonEdit

On June 22, 2017, the Coyotes announced they have mutually parted ways with head coach Dave Tippett. He was named the team's 17th head coach on September 24, 2009. During his tenure, the team went 282–257–83, and made the postseason three times, but only won two series.[2]

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

PreseasonEdit

The team's preseason schedule was released on June 15, 2017.[3]

Regular seasonEdit

The team's regular season schedule was published on June 22, 2017.[5]

2017–18 game log

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

Player statisticsEdit

Final[6]

Skaters

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Keller, ClaytonClayton Keller 82 23 42 65 −7 24
Stepan, DerekDerek Stepan 82 14 42 56 −7 26
Domi, MaxMax Domi 82 9 36 45 −7 73
Ekman-Larsson, OliverOliver Ekman-Larsson 82 14 28 42 −28 44
Dvorak, ChristianChristian Dvorak 78 15 22 37 −19 22
Goligoski, AlexAlex Goligoski 78 12 23 35 −31 26
Fischer, ChristianChristian Fischer 79 15 18 33 −17 14
Perlini, BrendanBrendan Perlini 74 17 13 30 –2 28
Connauton, KevinKevin Connauton 73 11 10 21 3 20
Demers, JasonJason Demers 69 6 14 20 −4 37
Cousins, NickNick Cousins 71 12 7 19 –7 31
Panik, RichardRichard Panik

|| 35 || 8 || 11 || 19 || 4 || 12

Rieder, TobiasTobias Rieder

|| 58 || 8 || 11 || 19 || −11 || 6

Duclair, AnthonyAnthony Duclair

|| 33 || 9 || 6 || 15 || –5 || 10

Martinook, JordanJordan Martinook 81 6 9 15 –24 45
Richardson, BradBrad Richardson 76 3 12 15 –24 45
Chychrun, JakobJakob Chychrun 50 4 10 14 2 16
Archibald, JoshJosh Archibald

|| 39 || 5 || 6 || 11 || –2 || 25

Strome, DylanDylan Strome 21 4 5 9 4 8
Hjalmarsson, NiklasNiklas Hjalmarsson 48 1 8 9 –3 18
Rinaldo, ZacZac Rinaldo 53 5 2 7 –7 44
Schenn, LukeLuke Schenn 64 1 6 7 –12 35
Kempe, MarioMario Kempe 18 2 2 4 −1 4
Murphy, TrevorTrevor Murphy 8 1 2 3 5 0
Clendening, AdamAdam Clendening

|| 5 || 0 || 2 || 2 || –1 || 2

Crouse, LawsonLawson Crouse 11 1 0 1 –6 7
Hanley, JoelJoel Hanley 5 0 0 0 0 0
Capobianco, KyleKyle Capobianco 1 0 0 0 −1 0
Dauphin, LaurentLaurent Dauphin 2 0 0 0 −1 2
Hamilton, FreddieFreddie Hamilton

|| 8 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 1 || 0

Merkley, NickNick Merkley 1 0 0 0 0 2
Mermis, DakotaDakota Mermis 9 0 0 0 −2 0

Goaltenders
Regular season[6]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Raanta, AnttiAntti Raanta 47 46 2,599:07 21 17 6 97 2.24 1388 .930 3 0 0 0
Wedgewood, ScottScott Wedgewood

|| 20 || 17 || 1,096:30 || 5 || 9 || 4 || 63 || 3.45 || 587 || .893 || 1 || 0 || 0 || 2

Kuemper, DarcyDarcy Kuemper

|| 10 || 10 || 596:40 || 2 || 6 || 2 || 32 || 3.22 || 317 || .899 || 1 || 0 || 0 || 0

Hill, AdinAdin Hill 4 4 240:45 1 3 0 14 3.49 129 .891 0 0 0 0
Domingue, LouisLouis Domingue

|| 7 || 5 || 387:45 || 0 || 6 || 0 || 28 || 4.33 || 194 || .856 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0

Langhamer, MarekMarek Langhamer 1 0 28:53 0 0 0 0 0.00 10 1.000 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

TransactionsEdit

The Coyotes have been involved in the following transactions during the 2017–18 season.

TradesEdit

Date Details Ref
July 23, 2017 (2017-07-23) To Chicago Blackhawks
Laurent Dauphin
Connor Murphy
To Arizona Coyotes
Niklas Hjalmarsson
[7]
July 23, 2017 (2017-07-23) To New York Rangers
Anthony DeAngelo
1st-round pick in 2017
To Arizona Coyotes
Derek Stepan
Antti Raanta
[8]
October 28, 2017 (2017-10-28) To New Jersey Devils
CGY's 5th-round pick in 2018
To Arizona Coyotes
Scott Wedgewood
[9]
November 14, 2017 (2017-11-14) To Tampa Bay Lightning
Louis Domingue
To Arizona Coyotes
Michael Leighton
Tye McGinn
[10]
December 14, 2017 (2017-12-14) To New Jersey Devils
Michael Latta
To Arizona Coyotes
Ryan Kujawinski
[11]
December 19, 2017 (2017-12-19) To Pittsburgh Penguins
Michael Leighton
4th-round pick in 2019
To Arizona Coyotes
Josh Archibald
Sean Maguire
6th-round pick in 2019
[12]
January 10, 2018 (2018-01-10) To Chicago Blackhawks
Adam Clendening
Anthony Duclair
To Arizona Coyotes
Laurent Dauphin
Richard Panik
[13]
January 22, 2018 (2018-01-22) To Columbus Blue Jackets
Future considerations
To Arizona Coyotes
John Ramage
[14]
February 21, 2018 (2018-02-21) To Los Angeles Kings
Tobias Rieder[Note 1]


Scott Wedgewood

To Arizona Coyotes
Darcy Kuemper
[15]
February 26, 2018 (2018-02-26) To Columbus Blue Jackets
Ryan Kujawinski
To Arizona Coyotes
Jordan Maletta
[16]
February 26, 2018 (2018-02-26) To Nashville Predators
Tyler Gaudet
John Ramage
To Arizona Coyotes
Pierre-Cedric Labrie
Trevor Murphy
[17]
May 3, 2018 (2018-05-03) To Carolina Hurricanes
Jordan Martinook
3rd-round pick in 2018
To Arizona Coyotes
Marcus Kruger
4th-round pick in 2018
[18]
June 14, 2018 (2018-06-14) To Buffalo Sabres
Rights to Brandon Hickey
Rights to Mike Sislo
To Arizona Coyotes
Hudson Fasching
[19]
June 14, 2018 (2018-06-14) To San Jose Sharks
Kyle Wood
To Arizona Coyotes
Adam Helewka
[20]
June 15, 2018 (2018-06-15) To Montreal Canadiens
Max Domi
To Arizona Coyotes
Alex Galchenyuk
[21]

Notes:

  • Note 1  Arizona to retain 15% of salary as part of trade.

Free agents acquiredEdit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Adam Clendening New York Rangers 1-year, $650,000 [22]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Zac Rinaldo Boston Bruins 1-year, $700,000 [23]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Mike Sislo Colorado Avalanche 1-year, $650,000 [23]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Joel Hanley Montreal Canadiens 1-year, $725,000 [23]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Andrew Campbell Toronto Maple Leafs 2-year, $1.3 million [23]
July 4, 2017 (2017-07-04) Michael Latta Chicago Blackhawks 1-year, $650,000 [24]
July 5, 2017 (2017-07-05) Emerson Etem Anaheim Ducks 1-year, $850,000 [25]
February 1, 2018 (2018-02-01) Brayden Burke Moose Jaw Warriors 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [26]
April 12, 2018 (2018-04-12) Jordan Gross Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2-year, $3.55 million entry-level contract [27]
May 16, 2018 (2018-05-16) David Ullstrom HV71 1-year, $650,000 [28]
May 23, 2018 (2018-05-23) Ilya Lyubushkin Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 1-year, $1.35 million entry-level contract [29]

Free agents lostEdit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Chad Johnson Buffalo Sabres 1-year, $2.5 million contract [30]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Josh Jooris Carolina Hurricanes 1-year, $750,000 [31]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Grayson Downing Edmonton Oilers 1-year [32]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Radim Vrbata Florida Panthers 1-year, $2.5 million [33]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Peter Holland Montreal Canadiens 2-year, $1.3 million [34]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Jarred Tinordi Pittsburgh Penguins 1-year, $650,000 [35]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Jamie McBain Tampa Bay Lightning 1-year, $650,000 [36]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Chris Mueller Toronto Maple Leafs 2-year, $1.3 million [37]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Alexander Burmistrov Vancouver Canucks 1-year, $900,000 [38]
August 10, 2017 (2017-08-10) Jeremy Morin Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk 1-year [39]
August 17, 2017 (2017-08-17) Mitch Moroz Idaho Steelheads 1-year [40]
September 7, 2017 (2017-09-07) Joe Whitney Hartford Wolf Pack 1-year [41]
September 8, 2017 (2017-09-08) Branden Troock Greenville Swamp Rabbits Unknown [42]
September 15, 2017 (2017-09-15) Garret Ross Rochester Americans 1-year [43]
October 19, 2017 (2017-10-19) Zbynek Michalek Sparta Praha Unknown [44]

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Previous team Date Ref
Freddie Hamilton Calgary Flames January 8, 2018 (2018-01-08) [45]

Lost via waiversEdit

Player New team Date Ref

Players releasedEdit

Date Player Via Ref
January 2, 2018 (2018-01-02) Emerson Etem Contract termination [46]

Lost via retirementEdit

Date Player Ref
August 30, 2017 (2017-08-30) Shane Doan [47]

Player signingsEdit

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 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Nick Cousins 2-year, $2 million [48]
July 21, 2017 (2017-07-21) Tyler Gaudet* 1-year, $650,000 [49]
July 22, 2017 (2017-07-22) Jordan Martinook 2-year, $3.6 million [50]
July 24, 2017 (2017-07-24) Marek Langhamer* 1-year, $660,000 [51]
September 3, 2017 (2017-09-03) Anthony Duclair 1-year, $1.2 million [52]
December 4, 2017 (2017-12-04) Pierre-Olivier Joseph 3-year, $3.4125 million entry-level contract [53]
February 21, 2018 (2018-02-21) Darcy Kuemper 2-year, $3.7 million contract extension [54]
March 6, 2018 (2018-03-06) Tyler Steenbergen 3-year, $2.625 million contract extension [55]
March 21, 2018 (2018-03-21) Merrick Madsen 2-year, $1.85 million entry-level contract [56]
April 6, 2018 (2018-04-06) Antti Raanta 3-year, $12.75 million contract extension [57]
May 28, 2018 (2018-05-28) Mario Kempe* 1-year, $700,000 contract extension [58]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Arizona Coyotes draft picks

Below are the Arizona Coyotes' selections at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, to be held on June 23 and 24, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 231 Pierre-Olivier Joseph D Flag of Canada Canada Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL)
2 442 Filip Westerlund D Flag of Sweden Sweden Frolunda HC (SHL)
3 693 MacKenzie Entwistle C Flag of Canada Canada Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL)
3 754 Nathan Schnarr C Flag of Canada Canada Guelph Storm (OHL)
3 825 Cameron Crotty D Flag of Canada Canada Brockville Braves (CCHL)
4 1086 Noel Hoefenmayer D Flag of Canada Canada Ottawa 67's (OHL)
5 1267 Michael Karow D Flag of the United States USA Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)
5 128 Tyler Steenbergen C Flag of Canada Canada Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
7 190 Erik Walli Walterholm RW Flag of Sweden Sweden Djurgårdens IF (J18 Allsvenskan)

Notes:

  1. The Minnesota Wild's first-round pick went to the Arizona Coyotes as the result of a trade on February 26, 2017 that sent Martin Hanzal, Ryan White and a fourth-round pick in 2017 to Minnesota in exchange for Grayson Downing, a second-round pick in 2018, a conditional fourth-round pick in 2019 and this pick.[59]
  2. The Philadelphia Flyers' second-round pick went to the Arizona Coyotes as the result of a trade on June 24, 2017 that sent a second-round pick in 2017 (35th overall) to Philadelphia in exchange for a third-round pick in 2017 (75th overall), the Islanders' fourth-round pick in 2017 (108th overall) and this pick.[60]
  3. The Detroit Red Wings' third-round pick went to the Arizona Coyotes as the result of a trade on June 20, 2016 that sent Maxim Letunov and a sixth-round pick in 2017 to San Jose in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2016 and this pick.[61]
  4. The Philadelphia Flyers' third-round pick went to the Arizona Coyotes as the result of a trade on June 24, 2017 that sent a second-round pick in 2017 (35th overall) to Philadelphia in exchange for a second-round pick in 2017 (44th overall), the Islanders' fourth-round pick in 2017 (108th overall) and this pick.[60]
  5. The Calgary Flames' third-round pick will go to the Arizona Coyotes as the result of a trade on February 20, 2017 that sent Michael Stone to Calgary in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in 2018 and this pick.[62]
  6. The New York Islanders' fourth-round pick went to the Arizona Coyotes as the result of a trade on June 24, 2017 that sent a second-round pick in 2017 (35th overall) to Philadelphia in exchange for a second and third-round picks both in 2017 (44th and 75th overall) and this pick.[60]
  7. The Vancouver Canucks' fifth-round pick went to the Arizona Coyotes as the result of a trade on June 24, 2017 that sent Calgary's third-round pick in 2017 (78th overall) to Edmonton in exchange for St. Louis' third-round pick in 2017 (82nd overall) and this pick.

ReferencesEdit

  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. Coyotes and Tippett Part Ways (June 22, 2017). Retrieved on June 23, 2017.
  3. Coyotes Announce 2017-18 Preseason Schedule (June 15, 2017). Retrieved on September 13, 2017.
  4. Coyotes Announce Cancellation of Preseason Game vs. LA on Sept. 18 (September 17, 2017). Retrieved on September 19, 2017.
  5. Coyotes Announce 2017-18 Schedule (June 22, 2017). Retrieved on September 13, 2017.
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  8. Derek Stepan, Antti Raanta traded to Coyotes by Rangers. NHL (June 23, 2016).
  9. Coyotes Acquire Wedgewood from New Jersey (October 28, 2017). Retrieved on October 30, 2017.
  10. Coyotes Acquire McGinn, Leighton from Tampa Bay for Domingue (November 14, 2017). Retrieved on November 15, 2017.
  11. Coyotes Acquire Kujawinski (December 14, 2017). Retrieved on December 15, 2017.
  12. Coyotes Acquire Archibald and Maguire from Pittsburgh (December 19, 2017). Retrieved on December 19, 2017.
  13. Coyotes Acquire Panik, Dauphin from Chicago for Duclair, Clendening (January 10, 2018). Retrieved on January 11, 2018.
  14. Coyotes Acquire Ramage from Columbus (January 22, 2018). Retrieved on January 23, 2018.
  15. Coyotes Acquire Kuemper from LA in Exchange for Rieder, Wedgewood (February 21, 2018). Retrieved on February 21, 2018.
  16. Blue Jackets acquire Ryan Kujawinski from Arizona for Jordan Maletta (February 26, 2018). Retrieved on February 26, 2018.
  17. Preds Acquire Tyler Gaudet, John Ramage from Arizona (February 26, 2018). Retrieved on February 26, 2018.
  18. Canes Acquire Martinook in Exchange for Kruger (May 3, 2018). Retrieved on May 5, 2018.
  19. Sabres acquire Hickey from Coyotes (June 15, 2018). Retrieved on June 14, 2018.
  20. Coyotes Acquire Helewka from San Jose in Exchange for Wood (June 15, 2018). Retrieved on June 14, 2018.
  21. Coyotes Acquire Galchenyuk from Montreal in Exchange for Domi (June 15, 2018). Retrieved on June 17, 2018.
  22. Coyotes Sign Clendening to One-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 Coyotes Sign Campbell, Hanley, Rinaldo and Sislo. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  24. Coyotes Sign Latta to One-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 4, 2017.
  25. Coyotes Sign Etem to One-Year, Two-Way Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 5, 2017.
  26. Coyotes Sign Burke to Entry-Level Contract (March 1, 2018). Retrieved on March 2, 2018.
  27. Coyotes Sign Gross to Entry-Level Contract (April 12, 2018). Retrieved on April 15, 2018.
  28. Coyotes Sign Ullstrom to One-Year Contract (May 15, 2018). Retrieved on May 16, 2018.
  29. Coyotes Sign Lyubushkin to One-Year Contract (May 23, 2018). Retrieved on May 24, 2018.
  30. Sabres sign goaltender Chad Johnson to one-year contract. sportsnet.ca. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  31. Carolina Hurricanes sign winger Josh Jooris. sportsnet.ca. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  32. PRESS RELEASE: Oilers sign seven. NHL. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  33. Florida Panthers Agree to Terms with Forward Radim Vrbata. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  34. Canadiens agree to terms on a two-year contract with Peter Holland. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  35. Penguins Add Four New Faces to the Organization as Free Agents. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  36. Lightning sign defenseman Jamie McBain to one-year, two-way contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  37. Maple Leafs sign Chris Mueller to two-year contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  38. "Alexander Burmistrov signed to one-year contract". nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  39. Jeremy Morin: Bound for Russia. cbssports.com. Retrieved on August 10, 2017.
  40. STEELHEADS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD MITCH MOROZ. idahosteelheads.com. Retrieved on August 24, 2017.
  41. VETERAN FORWARD JOE WHITNEY SIGNS WITH WOLF PACK. hartfordwolfpack.com. Retrieved on September 7, 2017.
  42. SWAMP RABBITS ADD EXPERIENCE WITH TROOCK. echl.com. Retrieved on September 16, 2017.
  43. AMERKS SIGN GARRET ROSS TO AHL DEAL. amerks.com. Retrieved on September 16, 2017.
  44. Přichází zkušený obránce Zbyněk Michálek! (cs-CZ) (October 19, 2017). Retrieved on October 20, 2017.
  45. Coyotes Claim Hamilton off Waivers, Assign Kempe to AHL (January 4, 2018). Retrieved on January 5, 2018.
  46. 'Yotes Notes: Hjalmarsson Nears Return to Lineup (January 2, 2018). Retrieved on January 3, 2018.
  47. Doan Announces Retirement from NHL. nhl.com. Retrieved on September 2, 2017.
  48. Coyotes sign Nick Cousins to two-year deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 22, 2017.
  49. Coyotes Sign Gaudet to Two-Way Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 26, 2017.
  50. Coyotes Sign Martinook to Two-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 26, 2017.
  51. Coyotes Sign Langhamer to Two-Way Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 26, 2017.
  52. Coyotes Sign Duclair to One-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on September 8, 2017.
  53. Coyotes Sign Joseph to Entry-Level Contract (December 4, 2017). Retrieved on December 6, 2017.
  54. LA Kings Acquire Tobias Rieder, Scott Wedgewood; Trade Kuemper to Coyotes (February 21, 2018). Retrieved on February 22, 2018.
  55. Coyotes Sign Steenbergen to Entry-Level Contract (March 6, 2018). Retrieved on March 27, 2018.
  56. Coyotes Sign Madsen to Two-Year, Entry-Level Contract (March 20, 2018). Retrieved on March 21, 2018.
  57. Coyotes Sign Raanta to Three-Year Contract (April 6, 2018). Retrieved on April 9, 2018.
  58. Coyotes Sign Kempe to One-Year Contract (May 28, 2018). Retrieved on May 29, 2018.
  59. Martin Hanzal traded to Wild by Coyotes (February 26, 2017). Retrieved on February 28, 2017.
  60. 60.0 60.1 60.2 Coyotes Add Eight Players to Mix on Draft's Second Day (June 24, 2017). Retrieved on August 28, 2017.
  61. Coyotes Acquire Sharks’ 2016 4th Round Draft Choice & 2017 3rd Round Draft Choice in Exchange for Letunov & 2017 6th Round Draft Choice (June 20, 2016). Retrieved on June 20, 2016.
  62. Coyotes trade Stone to Flames, kick off rental market (February 20, 2017). Retrieved on February 20, 2017.
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