2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes season

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2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes
Division 4th Pacific
Conference 13th Western
2008–09 record 36–39–7
Home record 23–15–3
Road record 13–24–4
Goals for 208
Goals against 252
Team information
General Manager Don Maloney
Coach Wayne Gretzky
Captain Shane Doan
Alternate captains Ed Jovanovski
Derek Morris (Oct-Mar)
Steven Reinprecht
Arena Jobing.com Arena
Average attendance 14,876 (83.6%)
Total: 609,907
Team leaders
Goals Shane Doan (31)
Assists Shane Doan (42)
Points Shane Doan (73)
Penalties in minutes Daniel Carcillo (174)
Plus/minus Ken Klee (+9)
Wins Ilya Bryzgalov (26)
Goals against average Al Montoya (2.08)

The 2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes season was the team's 37th season, 30th season in the National Hockey League and 13th season as the Phoenix Coyotes. It saw the Coyotes attempt to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2002. However, during the month of March, they were eliminated from the playoffs, and ended up 13th in the NHL's Western Conference.

Pre-season[edit]

The Phoenix Coyotes played eight pre-season exhibition games to prepare for the regular season. Three games were at home, and the other five were on the road, including the franchise's first game back in Winnipeg, Manitoba, since the team moved from there to Phoenix in 1996. The Coyotes finished the pre-season with a 2–5–1 record.

Regular season[edit]

On December 23, the Toronto-based Globe and Mail newspaper reported that the Phoenix Coyotes team was receiving financial assistance from the NHL in the form of advances on League revenues. The Coyotes have pledged all of their assets to New York company SOF Investments LP to cover an estimated debt of $80 million. The team has lost an estimated $200 million since 2001 and may lose $30 million this season. One of the team's owners, Jerry Moyes' principal source of revenue, Swift Transportation, is also in financial difficulty.[1] ESPN reported that the League has become involved with the operations of the Coyotes and their revenues. The NHL apparently wants to work with the City of Glendale, which owns Jobing.com Arena and receives revenues from the team. If no investors are interested in keeping the team in Phoenix, Kansas City, Winnipeg or Hamilton will likely be healthier destinations for the franchise to relocate. ESPN also reported that Moyes wants to sell his share of the team and that Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer is a possible interested purchaser.[2]

Divisional standings[edit]

Pacific Division
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – San Jose Sharks 82 53 18 11 257 204 117
2 Anaheim Ducks 82 42 33 7 245 238 91
3 Dallas Stars 82 36 35 11 230 257 83
4 Phoenix Coyotes 82 36 39 7 208 252 79
5 Los Angeles Kings 82 34 37 11 207 234 79

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Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Conference standings[edit]

Western Conference
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – San Jose Sharks PA 82 53 18 11 257 204 117
2 y – Detroit Red Wings CE 82 51 21 10 295 244 112
3 y – Vancouver Canucks NW 82 45 27 10 246 220 100
4 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 46 24 12 264 216 104
5 Calgary Flames NW 82 46 30 6 254 248 98
6 St. Louis Blues CE 82 41 31 10 233 233 92
7 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 41 31 10 226 230 92
8 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 42 33 7 245 238 91
8.5
9 Minnesota Wild NW 82 40 33 9 219 200 89
10 Nashville Predators CE 82 40 34 8 213 233 88
11 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 38 35 9 234 248 85
12 Dallas Stars PA 82 36 35 11 230 257 83
13 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 36 39 7 208 252 79
14 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 34 37 11 207 234 79
15 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 32 45 5 199 257 69

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


Schedule and results[edit]

2008–09 Game Log

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

Playoffs[edit]

The Coyotes failed to make the playoffs for the sixth straight season. They last made the playoffs in 2002. This season, they were officially eliminated from playoff contention in mid-March.

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = 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 

Goaltenders[edit]

Note:  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;

Regular season
Player GP Min W L OT GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO
Bryzgalov, IlyaIlya Bryzgalov 65 3759 26 31 6 187 2.98 1994 1807 .906 3
Tellqvist, MikaelMikael Tellqvist 15 797 9 6 1 38 2.86 408 370 .907 0
Montoya, AlAl Montoya 5 259 3 1 0 9 2.08 120 111 .925 1
Tordjman, JoshJosh Tordjman 2 117 0 2 0 8 4.08 62 54 .871 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.

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 20, 2008
To Phoenix Coyotes
Olli Jokinen
To Florida Panthers
Nick Boynton
Keith Ballard
2nd round pick in 2008
June 20, 2008
To Phoenix Coyotes
28th pick in 2008
To Anaheim Ducks
Two 2nd round picks in 2008
October 9, 2008
To Phoenix Coyotes
Future Considerations
To Pittsburgh Penguins
Michael Zigomanis
November 3, 2008
To Phoenix Coyotes
Alexander Nikulin
To Ottawa Senators
Drew Fata
November 25, 2008
To Phoenix Coyotes
Wyatt Smith
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Future Considerations
December 3, 2008
To Phoenix Coyotes
Joakim Lindstrom
To Dallas Stars
Logan Stephenson
March 4, 2009
To Phoenix Coyotes
Matthew Lombardi
Brandon Prust
1st round pick in 2009 or 2010
To Calgary Flames
Olli Jokinen
3rd round pick in 2009
March 4, 2009
To Phoenix Coyotes
4th round pick in 2009
To Buffalo Sabres
Mikael Tellqvist
March 4, 2009
To Phoenix Coyotes
Scottie Upshall
2nd round pick in 2009
To Philadelphia Flyers
Daniel Carcillo
March 4, 2009
To Phoenix Coyotes
Nigel Dawes
Petr Prucha
Dmitri Kalinin
To New York Rangers
Derek Morris

Free agents[edit]

Player Former team Contract terms
Player New team
Radim Vrbata Tampa Bay Lightning
Craig Weller Minnesota Wild

Claimed from waivers[edit]

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Draft picks[edit]

Phoenix's picks at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa, Ontario.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 8 Mikkel Boedker (LW)  Denmark Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
1 28 (from Dallas via Los Angeles via Anaheim) Viktor Tikhonov (RW)  Russia Severstal Cherepovets (RSL)
2 49 (from Ottawa via Phoenix and Florida) Jared Staal (RW)  Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
3 69 Michael Stone (D)  Canada Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
3 76 (from Nashville) Mathieu Brodeur (D)  Canada Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)
4 99 Colin Long (C)  United States Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
6 159 Brett Hextall (C)  United States Penticton Vees (BCHL)
7 189 Tim Billingsley (D)  Canada Mississauga St. Michael's Majors (OHL)

Roster[edit]

Updated April 13, 2009.[5]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
89 Denmark Boedker, MikkelMikkel Boedker RW L 27 2008 Brøndby, Denmark
30 Russia Bryzgalov, IlyaIlya Bryzgalov G L 36 2007 Tolyatti, Soviet Union
14 Canada Dawes, NigelNigel Dawes LW L 31 2009 Winnipeg, Manitoba
19 Canada Doan, ShaneShane Doan (C) LW R 40 1995 Halkirk, Alberta
17 Canada Fedoruk, ToddTodd Fedoruk LW L 37 2008 Redwater, Alberta
21 United States Hale, DavidDavid Hale D L 35 2008 Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Czech Republic Hanzal, MartinMartin Hanzal C L 29 2005 Písek, Czechoslovakia
55 Canada Jovanovski, EdEd Jovanovski (A) D L 40 2006 Windsor, Ontario
45 Russia Kalinin, DmitriDmitri Kalinin D L 36 2009 Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union
2 United States Klee, KenKen Klee D R 45 2008 Indianapolis, Indiana
36 Sweden Lindstrom, JoakimJoakim Lindstrom LW L 33 2008 Skellefteå, Sweden
18 Russia Lisin, EnverEnver Lisin C L 30 2004 Moscow, Soviet Union
15 Canada Lombardi, MatthewMatthew Lombardi C L 34 2009 Montreal, Quebec
16 Canada McGrattan, BrianBrian McGrattan RW R 35 2008 Hamilton, Ontario
4 Czech Republic Michalek, ZbynekZbynek Michalek D R 34 2005 Jindřichův Hradec, Czechoslovakia
88 United States Mueller, PeterPeter Mueller RW R 28 2006 Bloomington, Minnesota
26 Canada Perrault, JoelJoel Perrault C R 33 2006 Montreal, Quebec
16 Czech Republic Prucha, PetrPetr Prucha W R 34 2009 Chrudim, Czechoslovakia
29 Canada Prust, BrandonBrandon Prust C L 32 2009 London, Ontario
28 Canada Reinprecht, StevenSteven Reinprecht (A) C L 40 2006 Edmonton, Alberta
44 United States Sauer, KurtKurt Sauer D L 36 2008 St. Cloud, Minnesota
6 Canada Schlemko, DavidDavid Schlemko D L 29 2007 Edmonton, Alberta
41 Russia Tikhonov, ViktorViktor Tikhonov RW R 28 2008 Moscow, Soviet Union
42 Canada Tordjman, JoshJosh Tordjman G L 32 2006 Montreal, Quebec
91 Canada Turris, KyleKyle Turris C R 27 2007 New Westminster, British Columbia
8 Canada Upshall, ScottieScottie Upshall RW L 33 2009 Fort McMurray, Alberta
34 Canada Winnik, DanielDaniel Winnik C R 31 2004 Mississauga, Ontario
3 United States Yandle, KeithKeith Yandle D L 30 2005 Boston, Massachusetts

See also[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

San Antonio Rampage

The San Antonio Rampage are the Coyotes American Hockey League affiliate in 2008–09.

Arizona Sundogs

The Arizona Sundogs are the Coyotes affiliate in the CHL.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shoalts, David (December 23, 2008). "globesports.com: Coyotes' financial situation gets uglier". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  2. ^ Burnside, Scott (December 23, 2008). "ESPN – NHL helping Phoenix Coyotes find investors or new owners because of financial problems". ESPN. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  3. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy; et al., eds. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 157. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  4. ^ "NHL.com - Recap: Ducks @ Coyotes - 04/11/2009". Archived from the original on 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  5. ^ "Phoenix Coyotes – Team – Roster". Phoenix Coyotes. Archived from the original on 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2009-04-13.