2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes season

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2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes
Division 4th Pacific
Conference 12th Western
2007–08 record 38–37–7
Home record 17–20–4
Road record 21–17–3
Goals for 214
Goals against 231
Team information
General Manager Don Maloney
Coach Wayne Gretzky
Captain Shane Doan
Alternate captains Ed Jovanovski
Derek Morris
Steven Reinprecht
Arena Jobing.com Arena
Average attendance 14,820 (83.3%)
Team leaders
Goals Shane Doan (28)
Assists Shane Doan (50)
Points Shane Doan (78)
Penalties in minutes Daniel Carcillo (324)
Plus/minus Zbynek Michalek (+9)
Wins Ilya Bryzgalov (26)
Goals against average Ilya Bryzgalov (2.42)[1]

The 2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes season began on October 4, 2007. It was the team's 36th season, 29th in the National Hockey League and 12th season as the Phoenix Coyotes.

Key dates prior to the start of the season:

Regular season[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Pacific Division
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 y – San Jose Sharks 82 49 23 10 222 193 108
2 Anaheim Ducks 82 47 27 8 205 191 102
3 Dallas Stars 82 45 30 7 242 207 97
4 Phoenix Coyotes 82 38 37 7 214 231 83
5 Los Angeles Kings 82 32 43 7 231 266 71

Conference standings[edit]

Western Conference
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – Detroit Red Wings CE 82 54 21 7 257 184 115
2 y – San Jose Sharks PA 82 49 23 10 222 193 108
3 y – Minnesota Wild NW 82 44 28 10 223 218 98
4 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 47 27 8 205 191 102
5 Dallas Stars PA 82 45 30 7 242 207 97
6 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 44 31 7 231 219 95
7 Calgary Flames NW 82 42 30 10 229 227 94
8 Nashville Predators CE 82 41 32 9 230 229 91
8.5
9 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 41 35 6 235 251 88
10 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 40 34 8 239 235 88
11 Vancouver Canucks NW 82 39 33 10 213 215 88
12 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 38 37 7 214 231 83
13 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 34 36 12 193 218 80
14 St. Louis Blues CE 82 33 36 13 205 237 79
15 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 32 43 7 231 266 71

Divisions: PA – Pacific, CE – Central, NW – Northwest
bold – qualified for playoffs, y – division winner, pPresidents' Trophy winner


Schedule and results[edit]

October[edit]

Record: 4–6–0; Home: 1–5–0; Road: 3–1–0

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
1 October 4 St. Louis 2 – 3 Phoenix Tellqvist 17,799 1–0–0 2
2 October 6 Boston 3 – 1 Phoenix Tellqvist 14,087 1–1–0 2
3 October 10 Phoenix 0 – 3 Columbus Aebischer 11,944 1–2–0 2
4 October 11 Phoenix 6 – 3 Nashville Auld 12,155 2–2–0 4
5 October 13 Minnesota 3 – 2 Phoenix Auld 12,088 2–3–0 4
6 October 18 Edmonton 4 – 2 Phoenix Auld 10,448 2–4–0 4
7 October 20 Detroit 5 – 2 Phoenix Tellqvist 14,154 2–5–0 4
8 October 25 Phoenix 1 – 0 Anaheim Auld 17,174 3–5–0 6
9 October 27 Dallas 5 – 3 Phoenix Auld 13,741 3–6–0 6
10 October 30 Phoenix 2 – 1 St. Louis Tellqvist 14,222 4–6–0 8

November[edit]

Record: 7–6–0; Home: 3–2–0; Road: 4–4–0

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
11 November 2 Phoenix 5 – 0 Dallas Tellqvist 18,203 5–6–0 10
12 November 3 Anaheim 5 – 2 Phoenix Auld 15,888 5–7–0 10
13 November 7 Phoenix 6 – 5 Anaheim OT Auld 17,174 6–7–0 12
14 November 8 Dallas 2 – 5 Phoenix Tellqvist 12,027 7–7–0 14
15 November 10 Phoenix 1 – 4 San Jose Auld 17,496 7–8–0 14
16 November 12 Phoenix 0 – 5 San Jose Tellqvist 17,496 7–9–0 14
17 November 15 San Jose 6 – 0 Phoenix Auld 12,953 7–10–0 14
18 November 17 Phoenix 1 – 0 Los Angeles Bryzgalov 15,659 8–10–0 16
19 November 21 Los Angeles 1 – 4 Phoenix Bryzgalov 12,161 9–10–0 18
20 November 23 Phoenix 4 – 3 Anaheim SO Bryzgalov 17,174 10–10–0 20
21 November 24 Toronto 1 – 5 Phoenix Bryzgalov 17,190 11–10–0 22
22 November 28 Phoenix 1 – 3 Minnesota Bryzgalov 18,568 11–11–0 22
23 November 30 Phoenix 1 – 6 Chicago Bryzgalov 16,234 11–12–0 22

December[edit]

Record: 7–6–1; Home: 2–3–1; Road: 5–3–0

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
24 December 1 Phoenix 2 – 3 Detroit Bryzgalov 18,557 11–13–0 22
25 December 3 Phoenix 1 – 3 Pittsburgh Bryzgalov 16,979 11–14–0 22
26 December 5 Los Angeles 1 – 4 Phoenix Bryzgalov 11,401 12–14–0 24
27 December 7 San Jose 1 – 0 Phoenix Bryzgalov 12,972 12–15–0 24
28 December 8 Phoenix 4 – 2 Los Angeles Bryzgalov 16,053 13–15–0 26
29 December 13 Phoenix 2 – 3 NY Islanders Bryzgalov 9,581 13–16–0 26
30 December 15 Phoenix 4 – 1 New Jersey Tellqvist 16,636 14–16–0 28
31 December 16 Phoenix 5 – 1 NY Rangers Bryzgalov 18,200 15–16–0 30
32 December 18 Phoenix 3 – 2 Philadelphia Bryzgalov 19,211 16–16–0 32
33 December 20 Phoenix 3 – 2 San Jose SO Bryzgalov 17,136 17–16–0 34
34 December 22 Vancouver 2 – 1 Phoenix SO Bryzgalov 17,471 17–16–1 35
35 December 27 Minnesota 3 – 2 Phoenix Bryzgalov 13,756 17–17–1 35
36 December 29 Detroit 4 – 2 Phoenix Bryzgalov 17,866 17–18–1 35
37 December 31 Colorado 4 – 3 Phoenix SO Bryzgalov 12,973 18–18–1 37

January[edit]

Record: 9–4–1; Home: 5–1–1; Road: 4–3–0

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
38 January 2 Phoenix 5 – 2 Colorado Bryzgalov 15,232 19–18–1 39
39 January 3 Chicago 2 – 4 Phoenix Tellqvist 12,252 20–18–1 41
40 January 5 Anaheim 2 – 3 Phoenix SO Bryzgalov 16,159 21–18–1 43
41 January 8 Phoenix 3 – 1 Calgary Bryzgalov 19,289 22–18–1 45
42 January 10 Phoenix 2 – 5 Edmonton Bryzgalov 16,839 22–19–1 45
43 January 11 Phoenix 4 – 3 Vancouver Bryzgalov 18,630 23–19–1 47
44 January 13 Phoenix 1 – 4 Minnesota Bryzgalov 18,568 23–20–1 47
45 January 15 San Jose 3 – 5 Phoenix Bryzgalov 11,822 24–20–1 49
46 January 17 Columbus 4 – 3 Phoenix Tellqvist 11,114 24–21–1 49
47 January 19 Chicago 2 – 1 Phoenix SO Bryzgalov 18,073 24–21–2 50
48 January 21 Buffalo 2 – 6 Phoenix Bryzgalov 16,981 25–21–2 52
49 January 24 Nashville 3 – 4 Phoenix OT Bryzgalov 12,622 26–21–2 54
50 January 29 Phoenix 4 – 2 Columbus Bryzgalov 15,127 27–21–2 56
51 January 30 Phoenix 2 – 3 Detroit Bryzgalov 19,289 27–22–2 56

February[edit]

Record: 6–5–3; Home: 3–3–1; Road: 3–2–2

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
52 February 2 Phoenix 2 – 3 Nashville OT Bryzgalov 17,113 27–22–3 57
53 February 4 Phoenix 4 – 3 Colorado OT Tellqvist 14,381 28–22–3 59
54 February 5 Phoenix 3 – 4 Calgary SO Bryzgalov 19,289 28–22–4 60
55 February 7 Columbus 2 – 1 Phoenix Bryzgalov 13,918 28–23–4 60
56 February 10 Nashville 6 – 3 Phoenix Tellqvist 14,593 28–24–4 60
57 February 11 Phoenix 1 – 2 Dallas Bryzgalov 17,622 28–25–4 60
58 February 14 Dallas 2 – 5 Phoenix Bryzgalov 12,885 29–25–4 62
59 February 16 Los Angeles 3 – 5 Phoenix Bryzgalov 17,997 30–25–4 64
60 February 18 Phoenix 4 – 0 Los Angeles Tellqvist 16,617 31–25–4 66
61 February 19 Calgary 4 – 1 Phoenix Bryzgalov 15,208 31–26–4 66
62 February 22 Colorado 3 – 2 Phoenix SO Tellqvist 15,882 31–26–5 67
63 February 24 St. Louis 0 – 2 Phoenix Bryzgalov 14,845 32–26–5 69
64 February 27 Phoenix 0 –1 Chicago Bryzgalov 14,799 32–27–5 69
65 February 28 Phoenix 2 – 1 St. Louis Bryzgalov 17,867 33–27–5 71

March[edit]

Record: 4–9–1; Home: 3–5–1; Road: 1–4–0

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
66 March 1 Calgary 3 – 1 Phoenix Bryzgalov 17,529 33–28–5 71
67 March 5 Phoenix 2 – 1 Dallas Bryzgalov 17,942 34–28–5 73
68 March 6 Montreal 4 – 2 Phoenix Tellqvist 14,841 34–29–5 73
69 March 8 Ottawa 4 – 2 Phoenix Bryzgalov 16,922 34–30–5 73
70 March 11 Anaheim 2 – 3 Phoenix SO Bryzgalov 14,683 35–30–5 75
71 March 13 Vancouver 0 – 2 Phoenix Bryzgalov 15,562 36–30–5 77
72 March 15 Edmonton 5 – 2 Phoenix Bryzgalov 17,947 36–31–5 77
73 March 17 Phoenix 1 – 3 Vancouver Bryzgalov 18,630 36–32–5 77
74 March 18 Phoenix 4 – 8 Edmonton Tellqvist 16,839 36–33–5 77
75 March 20 Los Angeles 6 – 5 Phoenix SO Tellqvist 14,852 36–33–6 78
76 March 22 Anaheim 2 – 1 Phoenix Bryzgalov 17,645 36–34–6 78
77 March 25 San Jose 4 – 5 Phoenix OT Bryzgalov 15,991 37–34–6 80
78 March 27 Phoenix 0 – 4 Los Angeles Tellqvist 17,331 37–35–6 80
79 March 30 Phoenix 1 – 3 San Jose Bryzgalov 17,496 37–36–6 80

April[edit]

Record: 1–1–1; Home: 0–1–0; Road: 1–0–1

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
80 April 3 Dallas 4 – 2 Phoenix Bryzgalov 18,340 37–37–6 80
81 April 4 Phoenix 4 – 2 Dallas Tellqvist 18,584 38–37–6 82
82 April 6 Phoenix 2 – 3 Anaheim SO Bryzgalov 17,269 38–37–7 83

Playoffs[edit]

The Coyotes failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

    Regular season  
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Shane Doan 80 28 50 78 59
Radim Vrbata 76 27 29 56 14
Ed Jovanovski 80 12 39 51 73
Steve Reinprecht 81 16 30 46 26
Martin Hanzal 72 8 27 35 28
Peter Mueller 81 22 32 54 32
Fredrik Sjostrom 51 10 9 19 14
Niko Kapanen 79 10 18 28 34
Daniel Carcillo 57 13 11 24 324
Mike York 63 6 8 14 4

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

    Regular season  
Player GP TOI W L OT SO Sv% GA GAA
Ilya Bryzgalov 55 3167 26 22 5 3 .921 128 2.42
Mikael Tellqvist 22 1224 9 8 2 2 .908 56 2.74
Alex Auld 9 509 3 6 0 1 .880 30 3.54
David Aebischer 1 60 0 1 0 0 .909 3 3.00

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

For the second straight season, the Phoenix Coyotes are last in revenue in the NHL, losing $300,000 a game, or $30 million this season. Phoenix has never had a money-making season since the franchise left the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba in the 1996-97 season.

Transactions[edit]

The Coyotes have been involved in the following transactions during the 2007–08 season.

Trades[edit]

August 11, 2007
To Chicago Blackhawks
Kevyn Adams
To Phoenix Coyotes
Radim Vrbata

Free Agents[edit]

Player Former team Contract Terms
Mike York Philadelphia Flyers 1 year, $1 million
Jon DiSalvatore St. Louis Blues 1 year, $525,000
Joey Tenute Washington Capitals 1 year, $475,000
David Aebischer Montreal Canadiens 1 year, $600,000
Matt Murley Pittsburgh Penguins
Craig Weller New York Rangers 1 year, $475,000
Player New team
Owen Nolan Calgary Flames
Matthew Spiller New York Islanders
Jeff Taffe Pittsburgh Penguins

Waivers[edit]

November 17, 2007
To Phoenix Coyotes
Ilya Bryzgalov
To Anaheim Ducks
claimed off waivers

Draft picks[edit]

Phoenix' picks at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in Columbus, Ohio.[2] The Coyotes have the 3rd overall selection.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 3 Kyle Turris C  Canada Burnaby Express (BCHL)
1 30 Nick Ross  Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
2 32 Brett MacLean
3 63

Farm teams[edit]

San Antonio Rampage

The San Antonio Rampage are the Coyotes American Hockey League affiliate in 2007–08.

Arizona Sundogs

The Arizona Sundogs are the Coyotes affiliate in the CHL.

Roster[edit]

Phoenix Coyotes
Goaltenders


Injured Reserve Injuryicon.jpg

  • Currently vacant

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Does not include his games played for the Anaheim Ducks.
  2. ^ 2007 NHL Entry Draft Results nhl.com[dead link]