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Roenick bobbles are Coyotes giveaways on Thursday

Posted on 1st March 2015 by hockeymedia in Collectibles,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe Arizona Coyotes will distribute Jeremy Roenick bobbleheads on Thursday, March 1, 2015. The Roenick bobble is part of a two-player series this 2014-15 season.

The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive the “throwback” Roenick bobble as part of the Coyotes Throwback Night promotion. The bobble is distributed courtesy Gila River Casinos. The Coyotes will also wear throwback jerseys for the regular-season game against the Canucks.

As for the Coyotes’ 2014-15 bobble series, it features Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Nov. 8) and Jeremy Roenick (Mar. 5).

Roenick played in the NHL for the Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, and San Jose Sharks. In 2011-12, Roenick was added to the Coyotes Ring of Honor.


Ekman-Larsson are Coyotes giveaways on Saturday

Posted on 5th November 2014 by hockeymedia in Collectibles,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe Arizona Coyotes will distribute Oliver Ekman-Larsson bobbleheads on Saturday, Nov. 8. The Ekman-Larsson bobble is part of a two-player series this 2014-15 season.

The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive the Ekman-Larsson bobble as part of the Coyotes Hockey Fights Cancer Night promotion. The bobble is distributed courtesy Fox Sports Arizona.

Ekman-Larsson was the Coyotes first-round draft pick in 2009 (sixth overall). He is now in his fifth season with the Coyotes. He won a silver medal at the Socchi 2014 Olympics in Russia.

As for the Coyotes’ 2014-15 bobble series, it features Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Nov. 8) and Jeremy Roenick (Mar. 5).


Coyotes to get new Arizona name, new patches in 2014-15

Posted on 11th February 2014 by hockeymedia in Game-Used,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe Phoenix Coyotes, make that the Arizona Coyotes, will be re-branded in 2014-15. The re-brand will include a new shoulder patch that will be unveiled in the 2014 pre-season.

The Coyotes have been in the state of Arizona since 1996-97, with the franchise moving from club’s original WHA-NHL home of Winnipeg in the summer of 1996. The club states that while it will introduce a new shoulder patch, it will not change the overall look of their home and away jerseys.

“We are very excited to announce that our franchise name will change to Arizona Coyotes for the start of the 2014-15 NHL season,” said LeBlanc. “Becoming the Arizona Coyotes makes sense for us since we play our games in Glendale and the city is such a great partner of ours. We also want to be recognized as not just the hockey team for Glendale or Phoenix, but the team for the entire state of Arizona and the Southwest. We hope that the name ‘Arizona’ will encourage more fans from all over the state, not just the valley, to embrace and support our team.”

The Coyotes play in the Pacific Division, one of two divisions in the NHL’s Western Conference. They were Pacific Division champions in 2011-12. The team is currently located in Glendale, AZ, although before 2003 the team played in Phoenix.

Also announced in February, the Coyotes will wear a 1996-97 Aztec style throwback jersey for at least one game in 2014-15.

Taylor Swift autograph assists Coyotes Charities

Posted on 11th July 2013 by hockeymedia in Signings,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLA Taylor Swift autographed Phoenix Coyotes jersey drew a winning bid of $1,300 in an online auction. The jersey was sold to help benefit Coyotes charities.

Swift performed in Glendale, AZ at the Jobing.com Arena, home to the Phoenix Coyotes, on May 28, 2013. All proceeds from the auctions benefited the “100 Club of Arizona to support the families of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots that were killed in the Yarnell fire in Prescott, AZ.”

The Swift jersey – a Coyotes white jersey with the number “13″ – garnered 11 bids before closing for $1,300. The auction closed on July 10, 2013.

While there was no word whether or not Swift wore the 2013 Coyotes white jersey, she has been pictured wearing a Coyotes (red) jersey a few years back.

For the record, though, Swift has also been pictured wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey, too.

Second annual Nieminen charity auction

Posted on 16th April 2012 by hockeymedia in Auctions,Game-Used,The Want List | Tags:

NHLThe second annual Jukka Nieminen charity auction runs this month until April 24, 2012. Through MeiGray with the help of the Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames and Olli Jokinen, fans can bid on game-used memorabilia donated from 22 different teams.

To bid on items, please visit auction.nhl.com.

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Nieminen was the long time massage therapist for the Phoenix Coyotes. On June 11, 2010, Nieminen passed away suddenly at the age of 40, leaving behind two daughters, Alexandra and Caroline. All proceeds from this auction will be directed to Nieminen’s daughters’ college fund.

Coyotes St. Patrick’s Day jerseys

Posted on 2nd April 2012 by hockeymedia in Auctions,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe Phoenix Coyotes St. Patrick’s Day Jersey auction closes on April 4, 2012. The auction features unique Coyotes practice jerseys worn in March. All proceeds will benefit Coyotes Charities, “which supports non-profit organizations that promote healthcare, education, cultural arts and sports-related programs for children.”

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2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Adrian Aucoin warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Paul Bissonnette warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Mikkel Boedker warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Gilbert Brule warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Kyle Chipchura warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Shane Doan warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Oliver Ekman-Larsson warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Boyd Gordon warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Martin Hanzal warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Rostislav Klesla warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Lauri Korpikoski warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Jason LaBarbera warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Daymond Langkow warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Derek Morris warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Taylor Pyatt warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Michal Rozsival warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Dave Schlmenko warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Mike Smith warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Michael Stone warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Chris Summers warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Raffi Torres warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Antoine Vermette warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Radim Vrbata warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Ray Whitney warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes Keith Yandle warm-up St. Patrick’s Day jersey

Roenick to join Coyotes Ring of Honor

Posted on 9th February 2012 by hockeymedia in The Want List,Tribute | Tags:

NHLThe Phoenix Coyotes will honour Jeremy Roenick this Saturday, Feb. 11 before its home game against the Chicago Blackhawks. It marks the second tribute this season by the Coyotes, following the Dec. 23 night that honoured Keith Tkachuk.

“We are very pleased to induct Keith and Jeremy into the Coyotes Ring of Honor,” said Phoenix Coyotes Chief Operating Officer Mike Nealy. “Both Keith and JR were very important and popular players for our organization who helped launch our franchise in the Valley in 1996. They both had incredible careers and are deserving of this honor. We look forward to celebrating their careers with the Coyotes later this season.”

Roenick (#97) is the seventh player to be inducted into the Coyotes Ring of Honor. He joins 99 Wayne Gretzky, 9 Bobby Hull, 25 Thomas Steen, 10 Dale Hawerchuk, 27 Teppo Numminen and 7 Keith Tkachuk.

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Roenick was born in Boston, Massachusetts and was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round (8th overall) of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. He played eight seasons with the Blackhawks from 1988-96, collecting 267 goals, 329 assists and 596 points. He scored 32 or more goals in six seasons and had three consecutive 100 point-plus campaigns (1991-1994). He was named as an NHL All-Star in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994.

Roenick was acquired by the Coyotes in 1996 and went on to play 454 games in Phoenix, collecting 152 goals, 227 assists, 379 points and 596 penalty minutes. In each of his five of his six seasons with the Coyotes, Roenick scored 24 or more goals and also had three consecutive seasons of 72 or more points (1998-2001). He led the Coyotes in scoring three seasons (1998-99, 1999-2000 and 2000-2001) and was named an NHL All-Star with the Coyotes in 1999 and 2000. He also represented Team USA at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

In the summer of 2001, Roenick was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers and in his first season with the team, he compiled 67 points which surpassed 1,000 points for his career. Roenick’s strong play earned him a roster spot on the 2002 U.S. Olympic Silver medal team in Salt Lake City.

After two seasons in Philadelphia, Roenick was dealt to the Los Angeles Kings in the summer of 2005. He played one season with the Kings before signing back with the Coyotes in 2006. In his final season in Phoenix, he recorded 11-17-28.

Finally, on September 4, 2007, the San Jose Sharks agreed to sign Roenick to a one-year contract. During the 2007-08 season, he scored his 500th NHL career goal and a few games later, became the second highest American born goal scorer of all time (behind only Mike Modano). Roenick ended his career in 2009 with the Sharks.

In 20 NHL seasons with Chicago, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and San Jose, Roenick played in 1,363 NHL games, collecting 513-703-1,216 and 1,463 penalty minutes. The nine-time NHL All-Star, two-time U.S. Olympian (1998 and 2002) and Canada Cup (1991) participant currently ranks 36th on the NHL’s all-time goal scoring list (513), 49th on the NHL’s all-time assist leaders list (703) and 40th on the NHL’s all-time point scoring list (1,216). He is one of four U.S. Born players to score 500 or more goals and was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010.

Fans offered shootout with Coyotes goalies

Posted on 11th January 2012 by hockeymedia in Hockey (NHL),The Want List | Tags:

NHLFans will have an opportunity to go one-on-one with Phoenix Coyotes goalies Mike Smith, Jason LaBarbera and (retired goalie) Sean Burke at the Coyotes Carnival on Sun. Jan. 22. Only a limited number of participants can take part in the shootout, so fans should contact Maggie Wakeford at 623-772-3556 or Maggie.Wakeford@PhoenixCoyotes.com.

Only kids 12 and under will have an opportunity to shoot on the active goalies Smith and LaBarbera. Fans of any age can go one-on-one with Burke. Smith will be in net starting at 12:30, then LaBarbera will be in net starting at 1:30, and finally Burke will be in net starting at 2:30.

All participants will receive a “Shot on Goal” certificate.

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The Coyotes also announced that fans attending the Coyotes Carnival will have an opportunity to skate on the Jobing.com Arena ice from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Fans interested in skating will need to bring their own skates to the event. No rental skates will be available.

Tkachuk to join Coyotes Ring of Honor

Posted on 21st December 2011 by hockeymedia in The Want List,Tribute | Tags:

NHLThe Phoenix Coyotes will honour former captain Keith Tkachuk this Friday, Dec. 23 before its home game against the St. Louis Blues. The tribute is the first of two scheduled for this season, with Jeremy Roenick’s Ring of Honor night scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11 when the Coyotes face the Blackhawks.

“We are very pleased to induct Keith and Jeremy into the Coyotes Ring of Honor,” said Phoenix Coyotes Chief Operating Officer Mike Nealy. “Both Keith and JR were very important and popular players for our organization who helped launch our franchise in the Valley in 1996. They both had incredible careers and are deserving of this honor. We look forward to celebrating their careers with the Coyotes later this season.”

Tkachuk (#7) is the sixth player to be inducted into the Coyotes Ring of Honor. He joins 99 Wayne Gretzky, 9 Bobby Hull, 25 Thomas Steen, 10 Dale Hawerchuk and 27 Teppo Numminen.

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Tkachuk was born in Melrose, Massachusetts and was drafted in the first round, 19th overall, by the Winnipeg Jets. He represented the U.S. Olympic team in 1991 and 1992 and played his first full season with the Jets in 1992-93. In 1993-94, he was named team captain and by his fourth NHL season (1995-96), Tkachuk was a 50 goal scorer and had established himself as one of the NHL’s top power forwards.

In his first season with the Coyotes (1996-97), he became the first American-born player to lead the NHL in goals with 52 and also only the fourth player in NHL history to record 50 goals and 200 penalty minutes in a single season. Tkachuk went on to play 10 seasons with the Winnipeg/Phoenix organization, appearing in 640 games and collecting 323-300-623 and 1,508 penalty minutes.

He led the team in scoring four seasons (1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97 and 1997-98) and recorded two 40-goal seasons (1993-94 and 1997-98) and two 50-goal campaigns (1995-96 and 1996-97). While with the Coyotes, he was selected as an NHL All-Star in 1997, 1998 and 1999 and in 1995 and 1998, was named to the NHL’s Second All-Star Team. He ranks second all-time in franchise goals, fifth in assists, fourth in points, second in power play goals and second in game-winning goals and hat tricks. He still holds the franchise record for most career penalty minutes (1,508).

A four-time member of the U.S Olympic Team (1992, 1998, 2002, 2006) and member of the U.S. 1996 World Cup winning team, Tkachuk also played nine seasons with the St. Louis Blues and 18 games with the Atlanta Thrashers after leaving the Coyotes in 2001. While with St. Louis, he recorded six seasons with 25 or more goals and scored 30 goals or more in three consecutive seasons from 2001-2004. He was an NHL All-Star with the Blues in 2004 and 2009.

In 19 NHL seasons with Winnipeg/Phoenix, St. Louis and Atlanta, Tkachuk played in 1,201 games registering 538-527-1,065 and 2,219 penalty minutes. Heading into the 2011-12 season, Tkachuk ranked 30th on the NHL’s all-time goal scoring leaders list (538) and 59th on the NHL’s all-time point leaders list (1,065). The five-time NHL All-Star and four-time U.S. Olympian is one of four U.S. born players (Modano, J. Mullen and Roenick) to score 500-plus NHL goals. He will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Chicago on December 12, 2011.

Coyotes celebrate Fan Appreciation Night

Posted on 7th April 2011 by hockeymedia in Game Promotions,Hockey (NHL),The Want List | Tags:

NHLThe Phoenix Coyotes will celebrate Fan Appreciation Night this Friday Apr. 8. The promotion coincides with the Coyotes’ final home game of the 2010-11 season.

“Fan Appreciation Night is a great opportunity for us to thank our fans for their tremendous support and loyalty throughout the season,” said Coyotes COO Mike Nealy. “We are thrilled to dedicate this game to our fans and hope they enjoy all the great prizes we have lined up for them.”

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Fan Appreciation Night is a long-standing Coyotes tradition which recognizes fans for their loyalty and support throughout the season. Fans in attendance at the game will be treated to raffles offering a variety of prizes that will be awarded throughout the evening. Some of the top prizes include a trip for two to the NHL Awards in Las Vegas June 22 courtesy of AAA, and a playoff package consisting of two tickets to the Coyotes first home playoff game along with a limo ride to Jobing.com Arena courtesy of American Explorer Motorcoach and dinner for two at Tuscan Oven in Westgate City Center.

All fans in attendance at the game will receive a Coyotes WhiteOut car flag courtesy of Fry’s Food Stores. Fans will also have an opportunity to win gift certificates from Discount Tire, Taco Bell, Macayo’s Mexican Restaurants, The Parking Spot, Cox Communications, Circle K, The Dump furniture store and Parker & Sons. In addition, a few lucky fans will win a suite for the Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban concerts at Jobing.com Arena and thousands of Coyotes hats and T-shirts will be given away along with signed Coyotes jerseys from Shane Doan, Keith Yandle, Ilya Bryzgalov and Ed Jovanovski.

The Coyotes will also present their annual team awards prior to the game. Honors include the AT&T Most Valuable Player Award, the Toyota Leading Scorer Award, the Gila River Casinos Man of the Year Trophy, the Ganem Jewelers Three Star Trophy, and the Jukka Nieminen Memorial Trophy which is presented to the team’s hardest working player.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.PhoenixCoyotes.com or call 480-563-PUCK.