2009–10 Phoenix Coyotes season

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2009–10 Phoenix Coyotes
Division 2nd Pacific
Conference 4th Western
2009–10 record 50–25–7
Home record 29–10–2
Road record 21–15–4
Goals for 223
Goals against 199
Team information
General Manager Don Maloney
Coach Dave Tippett
Captain Shane Doan
Alternate captains Ed Jovanovski
Zbynek Michalek
Arena Jobing.com Arena
Average attendance 11,989 (68.5%) (41 home games)[1]
Team leaders
Goals Lee Stempniak (27)
Assists Wojtek Wolski (41)
Points Wojtek Wolski (64)
Penalties in minutes Paul Bissonnette (117 PIM)
Plus/minus Wojtek Wolski (+20)
Wins Ilya Bryzgalov (42)
Goals against average Jason LaBarbera (2.13)
<2008–09 2010–11>

The 2009–10 Phoenix Coyotes season was the Coyotes' 31st season in the National Hockey League (NHL), 38th season over all, and 14th season in Phoenix. After numerous seasons of losing money, the team was placed into bankruptcy and taken over by the NHL. A plan to move the team to Hamilton, Ontario, was rejected by the bankruptcy court.

Bankruptcy[edit]

Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes put the team into Chapter 11 bankruptcy during the off-season, and proposed to the court that an offer by Canadian Jim Balsillie for over $200 million be accepted and the team moved to Hamilton, Ontario. The NHL challenged the plan in court and court hearings were held over the summer in Arizona Court. Two other prospective buyers were recruited by the NHL to submit bids to purchase the team but neither made any formal offers to the bankruptcy court. The NHL was the only other group that made a formal offer in court. At first, neither offer had been accepted by the court; Balsillie's bid was rejected outright by the court, stating that it recognized the right of the league to control ownership and relocation, and not allow bankruptcy to be used as a back door. The NHL's bid was rejected because it did not propose to pay Moyes or Wayne Gretzky any money owed. The NHL and Moyes later came to an agreement and the transfer to the NHL was accepted by the court.

After the sale of the team to the NHL, the team fell under the supervision of the NHL. The team arranged a budget under the NHL ownership while allowing GM Don Maloney to run the club. At the trade deadline, Maloney was the most active trader, making seven trades to improve his club for the playoffs. This was reported to have caused complaints to NHL President Bettman from other general managers.

Fan attendance was a disappointment for the club, however, and figures supplied to the bankruptcy court showed that the club lost $5 million for the month of October alone.[2] The club finished with the league's worst attendance, and in a lawsuit filed by the NHL against Moyes, the NHL estimated that the team would lose $20 million for the season.

Off-season[edit]

In the Entry Draft, the Coyotes picked Oliver Ekman-Larsson with their first-round pick, sixth overall. Otherwise, it was a quiet off-season.

The team signed numerous NHL veteran free agents in the off-season, including Vernon Fiddler, Jason LaBarbera, Adrian Aucoin, Taylor Pyatt, Ryan Hollweg and Robert Lang. This represented a change in direction from previous seasons, which emphasized the development of young prospects.

Pre-season[edit]

Head Coach Gretzky resigned during the training camp period. Neither Balsillie or the NHL proposed to keep Gretzky on as coach for this $8 million contract. On September 24, the Coyotes hired Dave Tippett as their new head coach after Gretzky had stepped down as head coach earlier the same day.[3]

Regular season[edit]

Despite all the uncertainty surrounding the team, the Coyotes started well, compiling a 9–4–0 record in October.

The regular season was, statistically speaking, the best in the franchise's 38-year history. The team finished with 107 points, the most the team has ever earned in any season, NHL or WHA.

On March 13, the Coyotes won their 41st regular season game over the Carolina Hurricanes, breaking the Coyotes previous one-season record for wins (40 in 2001–02).[4] On March 18, the Coyotes beat the Vancouver Canucks 4–3 in a shootout to record the 44th win of the season, setting a new franchise record for wins as an NHL team with 44. The franchise's previous NHL record was 43 wins, by the Winnipeg Jets. On March 27, the Coyotes defeated the Dallas Stars 3–2 in a shootout to notch their 97th point for the season, passing the 1984–85 Jets for the highest point total in the NHL portion of franchise history. On March 27, the Coyotes defeated the Colorado Avalanche 6–2 to surpass the 100-point mark for the first time ever as an NHL team, and for the first time since 1977–78 in the WHA.

Division standings[edit]

Pacific Division[5]
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 z – San Jose Sharks 82 51 20 11 264 215 113
2 Phoenix Coyotes 82 50 25 7 225 202 107
3 Los Angeles Kings 82 46 27 9 241 219 101
4 Anaheim Ducks 82 39 32 11 238 251 89
5 Dallas Stars 82 37 31 14 237 254 88

Conference standings[edit]

Western Conference[6]
R GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 z – San Jose Sharks 82 51 20 11 264 215 113
2 y – Chicago Blackhawks 82 52 22 8 271 209 112
3 y – Vancouver Canucks 82 49 28 5 272 222 103
4 Phoenix Coyotes 82 50 25 7 225 202 107
5 Detroit Red Wings 82 44 24 14 229 216 102
6 Los Angeles Kings 82 46 27 9 241 219 101
7 Nashville Predators 82 47 29 6 225 225 100
8 Colorado Avalanche 82 43 30 9 244 233 95
8.5
9 St. Louis Blues 82 40 32 10 225 223 90
10 Calgary Flames 82 40 32 10 204 210 90
11 Anaheim Ducks 82 39 32 11 238 251 89
12 Dallas Stars 82 37 31 14 237 254 88
13 Minnesota Wild 82 38 36 8 219 246 84
14 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 32 35 15 216 259 79
15 Edmonton Oilers 82 27 47 8 214 284 62

bold – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; z – Won conference (and division)

Game log[edit]

2009–10 game log

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

Source
Phoenix Coyotes.[7]

Playoffs[edit]

On March 27, 2010, the Coyotes clinched a playoff spot, their first playoff spot since the 2001–2002 season, and in the process, reached the 100 point mark for the first time in franchise history.[8] Their first-round opponent in the Stanley Cup playoffs was the Detroit Red Wings. As the fourth seed in the West, the Coyotes had home ice advantage in a playoff series for the first time since 1985, when they were still in Winnipeg.

Coyotes vs. Red Wings[edit]

The teams split their season series this year, with both Coyote victories coming in overtime, including a 5–4 road victory on January 26 in Detroit. The Coyotes were down 4–2 with less than two minutes to play in regulation and scored two goals with an extra attacker, one by defenseman Keith Yandle via a one-timer from the point which he didn't get much wood on and the second by defenseman Ed Jovanovski, who took a pass from captain Shane Doan from behind the net and going five-hole on Jimmy Howard. In overtime, Doan eventually scored the winning goal after taking a kick-pass from center Matthew Lombardi and taking his time to put the puck past Howard and giving the Coyotes an improbable 5–4 come-from-behind victory and setting the tone for the rest of Phoenix's season.

The Coyotes organization has planned their playoff tradition of a WhiteOut, which dates back to the franchise's days in Winnipeg. The last WhiteOut that the organization attempted was early in the season, a 2–0 loss to the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on October 10.

On April 12, an article on Yahoo! Sports surfaced revealing that the Coyotes must counter the Red Wings tradition of throwing octopus onto the ice by having Phoenix fans throw rubber or plastic snakes onto the surface. The article's source was a Coyotes blog entitled "Five For Howling", authored by longtime fan Travis Hair. The movement gained wide popularity by way of Twitter with the hashtag of #throwthesnake. However, when Hair informed the organization of the idea, the front office rejected the plan, citing league rules of delay of game penalties and arena rules of nothing entering the playing area.

Many experts picked the Red Wings to win the series because of their torrid pace of play since the Olympic break and the play of rookie goaltender and Calder Memorial Trophy candidate Jimmy Howard. However, there are members of the media who favored the Coyotes in the series, citing their home-ice advantage and regular season home record, Tippett's coaching, the play of Vezina Trophy and Hart Trophy candidate Ilya Bryzgalov, and the additions of wingers Wojtek Wolski and Lee Stempniak, who have provided an offensive punch to a team built on defense.

The series has also been selected by many analysts to be the most intriguing out of all the first-round series due to the contrast in styles of Detroit's high-octane offense and Phoenix's suffocating defense. The experience of Detroit's squad matched up with the veteran, but playoff-inexperienced Phoenix club also plays a factor.

On April 14, the Coyotes won the first game of the best-of-seven series by a score of 3–2. Tomas Holmstrom and Nicklas Lidstrom scored for the Red Wings while Phoenix's three goals came via the power play, which was a rare occurrence for a team that had been struggling with the man-advantage all season. Defenseman Keith Yandle scored the first goal, trade deadline acquisition Wojtek Wolski tallied one early in the second, and defenseman Derek Morris fired home the eventual game winner in the third.

Two days later, on April 16, the Red Wings evened up the series at 1–1 behind a strong game from Henrik Zetterberg who recorded a hat trick to propel Detroit to a 7–4 win. The Coyotes struck first off a tip-in from Keith Yandle but the Wings got back into it. The second period was an eventful one, with the teams combining for five goals in a span of 3:58. However, Detroit added four goals in the third period, including the eventual game winner by Zetterberg, to take home the win.

In Detroit for the third game, the Coyotes responded from their disappointing second game by scoring first. With just 29 seconds elapsed in the first period, defenseman Sami Lepisto followed up a rebound given up by Jimmy Howard off a shot Petr Prucha and fired it into the net. Early in the second period, the Phoenix captain and on ice inspiration, Shane Doan was injured after tripping over Jimmy Howard in the goal crease and crashing heavily into the boards. It would later be reveled that Doan suffered a grade 3 shoulder separation, and he would not play the rest of the series. The Red Wings would tie the game up at 1 off a shot by Valtteri Filppula that snuck past Ilya Bryzgalov on the short side and crossed the goal line just enough. Later, with less than a minute in the second period, Wojtek Wolski broke the tie, punching a rebound in off a shot by Matthew Lombardi to give the Coyotes a 2–1 lead heading into the third. In the third period, Prucha scored for Phoenix off a pass from Radim Vrbata. Vrbata took a pass from Prucha off the boards and then fed a pass to Prucha between two defenders, and then tucked it past Howard. The Wings would get back into it however off of a goal by Johan Franzen that also snuck past Bryzgalov's short side, making the game 3–2. Later in the third, Vrbata would propel the puck past Howard from the left faceoff circle, giving the Coyotes a 4–2 lead, which would be the final score.

In the fourth game, on April 20, the game was scoreless until Henrik Zetterberg scored on the power play by deflecting a shot from Niklas Kronwall, upwards into the net. Pavel Datsyuk scored 15:53 minutes in on a one-timer from Johan Franzen (with captain Nicklas Lidstrom getting an assist as well). Henrik Zetterberg had the final goal of the game at 16:18 minutes played in the third, with assists from Todd Bertuzzi and Brad Stuart. Jimmy Howard was the first star of the game, producing 29 saves and a shutout.

Headed back to Phoenix for the fifth game on April 23, the coyotes were 0 for 14 on the power play after going 3 for 3 in game one. The Phoenix power play would be held scoreless once again, going 0 for 5. The scoring started for Detroit when Drew Miller scored a wrap around goal on Ilya Bryzgalov at 17:04 of the first period. Ed Jovanowski would tie the score 1–1 at 9:45 in the second period when an Adrian Aucoin shot from the point bounced off of Jimmy Howard's right pad and lay just outside the crease when Jovanowski spun around and slipped the puck in short side. The game remained tied until 11:09 of the third when a Nicklas Lidstrom shot from the point hit Tomas Holmstrom in front of the net while he was skating through the crease behind Bryzgalov, the puck got tangled up in Holmstrom's equipment until he stopped in the crease, behind Bryzgalov and the puck fell to the ice. Holmstrom shot the puck into the empty net as no one but Holmstrom could locate the puck. 70 seconds later, Pavel Datsyuk scored another goal on the backhand at 12:19 and Henrik Zetterberg added an empty net goal at 19:04.

On April 25, in game six in Detroit, Phoenix's power play had gone 0 for 19 after an amazing start in game one. The game didn't start out well for Phoenix when they took three penalties in the first 5 minuets of the game, but Bryzgalov came up huge on the penalty kill, blanking the Red Wings on three chances including a short 5 on 3 power play and then Lauri Korpikoski scored a shorthanded goal at 4:10 of the first period and momentum in hand, Phoenix never looked back. Phoenix took over in the second period when Mathieu Schneider scored a power play goal, Radim Vrbata added another power play goal and Wojtek Wolski tipped in an even strength goal. Taylor Pyatt added another power play goal in the third Brad Stuart and Darren Helm scored for Detroit.

After an impressive 5–2 game 6 win where Phoenix excelled on the penalty kill and the power play and controlled much of the play, people were expecting more of the same from Phoenix in game seven at home. However it was just the opposite. Detroit came out and controlled the play from the puck drop, outshooting Phoenix 17–6 in the first period and 50–33 in the game. Thanks to an impressive display by Ilya Bryzgalov the score remained tied 0–0 at the end of the first. But Detroit would not let up, they continued dominating in the second and finally perforated Bryzgalov at 2:01 of the second on the power play when a scramble in front of the net let loose a puck in the slot that Pavel Datsyuk shot in between Bryzgalov's legs. 1:41 seconds later, Datsyuk would score again on a breakaway that Henrik Zetterberg helped set up with a precise pass through the neutral zone during a four-on-four sequence. Vernon Fiddler would cut the Detroit lead in half when he shot a puck instantly off the face off that caught Jimmy Howard by surprise, but Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom restored the two goal lead when he scored a power play goal with a slap shot. The back-breaking point for the Coyotes came at the end of the second period when Phoenix was rewarded with a 1:12 5 on 3 power play with the score 3–1. Detroit killed off the disadvantage masterfully with defenseman Nicklas Kronwall blocking multiple shots and Jimmy Howard making timely saves, at the end of the disadvantage they Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle missed a Lee Stempniak pass back to the point which bounced off the boards into the neutral zone just as Detroit player, Brad Stuart was coming out of the penalty box, Stuart picked up the puck and scored on the break away, roofing the puck over Bryzgalov's right shoulder. Yandle clearly showed signs of frustration and a general lack of class when he intentionally tripped Henrik Zetterberg as he was skating behind the net to celebrate the goal with Stuart, sending Zetterberg crashing heavily into the end boards, Zetterberg was not injured on the play and Yandle escaped punishment.[9][10] Todd Bertuzzi would add another goal in the third, scoring on the rebound of a Valtteri Filppula shot and Lidstrom added another power play goal when he scored on a wrist shot from the circle. At the end of the game, after the handshake line the Phoenix fans gave the team a standing ovation and the players saluted the fans by raising their sticks at center ice, a tradition that almost all NHL teams participate in.

Key:      Win      Loss

2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Western Conference Quarter-finals: vs. (5) Detroit Red Wings – Detroit wins series 4–3
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Series Recap
1 April 14 Detroit Red Wings 2–3 Phoenix Coyotes Bryzgalov 17,125 Coyotes lead 1–0 [91]
2 April 16 Detroit Red Wings 7–4 Phoenix Coyotes Bryzgalov 17,386 Series tied 1–1 [92]
3 April 18 Phoenix Coyotes 4–2 Detroit Red Wings Bryzgalov 20,066 Coyotes lead 2–1 [93]
4 April 20 Phoenix Coyotes 0–3 Detroit Red Wings Bryzgalov 20,066 Series tied 2–2

[94]

5 April 23 Detroit Red Wings 4–1 Phoenix Coyotes Bryzgalov 17,458 Red Wings lead 3–2

[95]

6 April 25 Phoenix Coyotes 5–2 Detroit Red Wings Bryzgalov 20,066 Series tied 3–3

[96]

7 April 27 Detroit Red Wings 6–1 Phoenix Coyotes Bryzgalov 17,543 Red Wings win series 4–3

[97]

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Goaltenders[edit]

Regular season
Player GP Min W L OTL GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Bryzgalov, IlyaIlya Bryzgalov 69 4084 42 20 6 156 2.29 1961 .920 8 0 1 4
LaBarbera, JasonJason LaBarbera 17 928 8 5 1 33 2.13 459 .928 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP Min W L GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Bryzgalov, IlyaIlya Bryzgalov 7 419 3 4 24 3.44 255 .906 0 0 0 0

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

Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached

Awards[edit]

Regular season
Player Award Date
Ilya Bryzgalov[11] NHL First Star of the Week October 19, 2009
Ilya Bryzgalov[12] NHL Third Star of the Month October 2009
Ilya Bryzgalov[13] NHL Third Star of the Week December 14, 2009
Ilya Bryzgalov[14] NHL Second Star of the Month December 2009
Shane Doan[15] NHL First Star of the Week February 1, 2010
Lee Stempniak[16] NHL Second Star of the Week March 15, 2010
Lee Stempniak[17] NHL First Star of the Month March 2010
Don Maloney[18] NHL General Manager of the Year 2009–10 NHL season
Dave Tippett[19] Jack Adams Trophy winner June 23, 2010
Shane Doan[19] King Clancy Trophy winner June 23, 2010

Transactions[edit]

The Coyotes have been involved in the following transactions during the 2009–10 season.

Draft picks[edit]

Phoenix's picks at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 6 Oliver Ekman-Larsson (D)  Sweden Leksands IF (Allsvenskan)
2 36 Chris Brown (C)  United States (U.S. National U18 Team) (National Team Development Program)
3 91 (from Pittsburgh via NY Islanders) Michael Lee (G)  United States Fargo Force (United States Hockey League)
4 97 Jordan Szwarz (RW)  Canada Saginaw Spirit (Ontario Hockey League)
4 105 (from Florida) Justin Weller (D)  Canada Red Deer Rebels (Western Hockey League)
6 157 Evan Bloodoff (LW)  Canada Kelowna Rockets (WHL)

Final roster[edit]

Updated April 14, 2010.[60]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
33 Canada Aucoin, AdrianAdrian Aucoin D R 41 2009 Ottawa, Ontario
12 Canada Bissonnette, PaulPaul Bissonnette RW L 29 2009 Welland, Ontario
89 Denmark Boedker, MikkelMikkel Boedker RW L 24 2008 Brøndby, Denmark
30 Russia Bryzgalov, IlyaIlya Bryzgalov G L 34 2007 Togliatti, Soviet Union
19 Canada Doan, ShaneShane Doan (C) RW R 37 1995 Halkirk, Alberta
38 Canada Fiddler, VernonVernon Fiddler C L 34 2009 Edmonton, Alberta
11 Czech Republic Hanzal, MartinMartin Hanzal C L 27 2005 Písek, Czechoslovakia
55 Canada Jovanovski, EdEd Jovanovski (A) D L 38 2006 Windsor, Ontario
29 Finland Korpikoski, LauriLauri Korpikoski LW L 27 2009 Turku, Finland
1 Canada LaBarbera, JasonJason LaBarbera G L 34 2009 Burnaby, British Columbia
20 Czech Republic Lang, RobertRobert Lang C R 43 2009 Teplice, Czechoslovakia
18 Finland Lepisto, SamiSami Lepisto D L 29 2009 Espoo, Finland
15 Canada Lombardi, MatthewMatthew Lombardi C L 32 2009 Montreal, Quebec
39 Canada MacLean, BrettBrett MacLean LW R 25 2007 London, Ontario
4 Czech Republic Michalek, ZbynekZbynek Michalek (A) D R 31 2005 Jindřichův Hradec, Czechoslovakia
35 United States Montoya, AlAl Montoya G L 29 2008 Chicago, Illinois
53 Canada Morris, DerekDerek Morris D R 35 2010 Edmonton, Alberta
71 Finland Nokelainen, PetteriPetteri Nokelainen C R 28 2010 Imatra, Finland
26 Canada Perrault, JoelJoel Perrault C R 31 2006 Montreal, Quebec
21 Canada Picard, AlexandreAlexandre Picard LW L 28 2010 Les Saules, Quebec
16 Czech Republic Prucha, PetrPetr Prucha RW R 31 2009 Chrudim, Czechoslovakia
14 Canada Pyatt, TaylorTaylor Pyatt LW L 32 2009 Thunder Bay, Ontario
44 United States Sauer, KurtKurt Sauer Injured Reserve D L 33 2008 St. Cloud, Minnesota
6 Canada Schlemko, DavidDavid Schlemko D L 27 2007 Edmonton, Alberta
23 United States Schneider, MathieuMathieu Schneider D L 45 2010 New York, New York
22 United States Stempniak, LeeLee Stempniak RW R 31 2010 West Seneca, New York
41 Russia Tikhonov, ViktorViktor Tikhonov RW R 26 2008 Riga, Soviet Union
42 Canada Tordjman, JoshJosh Tordjman G L 29 2006 Montreal, Quebec
91 Canada Turris, KyleKyle Turris C R 24 2007 New Westminster, British Columbia
8 Canada Upshall, ScottieScottie Upshall Injured Reserve RW L 30 2009 Fort McMurray, Alberta
2 Canada Vandermeer, JimJim Vandermeer D L 34 2009 Caroline, Alberta
17 Czech Republic Vrbata, RadimRadim Vrbata RW R 33 2009 Mladá Boleslav, Czechoslovakia
34 Canada Winnik, DanielDaniel Winnik C R 29 2004 Toronto, Ontario
86 Canada Wolski, WojtekWojtek Wolski LW L 28 2010 Zabrze, Poland
3 United States Yandle, KeithKeith Yandle D L 27 2005 Boston, Massachusetts

See also[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

San Antonio Rampage

The San Antonio Rampage are the Coyotes American Hockey League affiliate in 2009–10.

Arizona Sundogs

The Arizona Sundogs were the Coyotes affiliate in the CHL but are no longer affiliated.[61]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NHL Attendance – 2010". ESPN. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  2. ^ Waldie, Paul (November 19, 2009). "Red ink flowing at record rate in Phoenix". The Globe and Mail. 
  3. ^ Coyotes hire Tippett as Head Coach
  4. ^ "Phoenix Coyotes Franchise Index". hockey-reference. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Division". National Hockey League. 
  6. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. 
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  8. ^ Jerry, Brown (2010-03-28). "Coyotes reach the 100-point mark by routing avs". NHL.com. Archived from the original on 30 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
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  10. ^ "Phoenix Coyotes get downright dirty in loss" Retrieved on 4–28–10
  11. ^ Bryzgalov, Anderson, Ovechkin named NHL "Three Stars" of the week
  12. ^ Anderson, Ovechkin, Bryzgalov named NHL 'Three Stars' for October
  13. ^ Quick, Dan Sedin, Bryzgalov named NHL's Three Stars
  14. ^ Sedin, Bryzgalov, Kane named December's '3 Stars'
  15. ^ Phoenix Coyotes' Shane Doan named NHL first star of the week with nine points
  16. ^ Samuelsson, Stempniak and Rinne named '3 Stars'
  17. ^ Stempniak, Howard, Sedin named March 'Three Stars'
  18. ^ MALONEY NAMED NHL GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
  19. ^ a b TIPPETT WINS JACK ADAMS AWARD; DOAN WINS KING CLANCY AWARD
  20. ^ COYOTES ACQUIRE MEYER FROM FLORIDA FOR RIGHTS TO REINPRECHT
  21. ^ a b COYOTES ACQUIRE LEPISTO FROM WASHINGTON, HESHKA FROM VANCOUVER IN EXCHANGE FOR DRAFT PICKS
  22. ^ COYOTES ACQUIRE VANDERMEER FROM CALGARY FOR PRUST
  23. ^ COYOTES ACQUIRE KORPIKOSKI FROM NY RANGERS FOR LISIN
  24. ^ COYOTES ACQUIRE VRBATA FROM TAMPA BAY FOR FEDORUK AND HALE
  25. ^ COYOTES ACQUIRE MORRIS FROM BOSTON
  26. ^ COYOTES ACQUIRE WOLSKI FROM COLORADO FOR MUELLER AND PORTER
  27. ^ COYOTES ACQUIRE SCHNEIDER FROM VANCOUVER IN EXCHANGE FOR ZIMMERMAN AND A CONDITIONAL DRAFT CHOICE
  28. ^ COYOTES ACQUIRE STEMPNIAK FROM TORONTO IN EXCHANGE FOR JONES AND TWO DRAFT CHOICES
  29. ^ COYOTES ACQUIRE WIIKMAN AND 7TH ROUND DRAFT CHOICE FROM NY RANGERS FOR ERIKSSON
  30. ^ COYOTES ACQUIRE PICARD FROM COLUMBUS IN EXCHANGE FOR KOLARIK
  31. ^ COYOTES ACQUIRE NOKELAINEN FROM ANAHEIM
  32. ^ COYOTES SIGN FIDDLER TO TWO-YEAR CONTRACT
  33. ^ COYOTES SIGN LABARBERA TO TWO-YEAR CONTRACT
  34. ^ COYOTES SIGN AUCOIN TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT
  35. ^ COYOTES SIGN PYATT TO ONE-YEAR DEAL
  36. ^ COYOTES SIGN HOLLWEG TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT
  37. ^ COYOTES SIGN LANG TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT
  38. ^ COYOTES SIGN WATKINS TO ENTRY LEVEL CONTRACT
  39. ^ COYOTES SIGN ERIKSSON TO CONTRACT
  40. ^ COYOTES SIGN COLLEGE FREE AGENT LUNDEN TO ENTRY LEVEL CONTRACT
  41. ^ Canes Agree to Terms With Steven Goertzen
  42. ^ Flames sign heavyweight McGratton
  43. ^ Flames sign Garth Murray and Riley Armstrong
  44. ^ Дмитрий Калинин стал игроком «Салавата Юлаева»
  45. ^ COYOTES CLAIM BISSONNETTE OFF WAIVERS
  46. ^ Flames acquire Nigel Dawes
  47. ^ COYOTES RE-SIGN PRUCHA TO TWO-YEAR DEAL
  48. ^ COYOTES SIGN MEYER TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT
  49. ^ COYOTES SIGN HESHKA TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT
  50. ^ COYOTES SIGN KORPIKOSKI TO TWO-YEAR CONTRACT
  51. ^ COYOTES RE-SIGN YANDLE TO TWO-YEAR CONTRACT
  52. ^ a b c COYOTES RE-SIGN SPINA, HOGGAN AND SULLIVAN
  53. ^ WINNIK AWARDED ONE-YEAR CONTRACT
  54. ^ COYOTES RE-SIGN UPSHALL TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT
  55. ^ COYOTES RE-SIGN TORDJMAN TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT
  56. ^ COYOTES SIGN LONG TO ENTRY LEVEL CONTRACT
  57. ^ COYOTES RE-SIGN BISSONNETTE TO TWO-YEAR CONTRACT
  58. ^ COYOTES SIGN SUMMERS TO ENTRY LEVEL CONTRACT
  59. ^ COYOTES SIGN BRODEUR TO ENTRY LEVEL CONTRACT
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  61. ^ Hirigoyen, David (October 11, 2009). "Sundogs Preview: No affiliation this year". The Daily Courier. Retrieved 2009-10-13.