2014–15 Arizona Coyotes season

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2014–15 Arizona Coyotes
Division 7th Pacific
Conference 14th Western
2014–15 record 24–50–8
Home record 11–25–5
Road record 13–25–3
Goals for 170
Goals against 272
Team information
General Manager Don Maloney
Coach Dave Tippett
Captain Shane Doan
Alternate captains Kyle Chipchura (Mar-Apr)
Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Mar-Apr)
Martin Hanzal
Keith Yandle (Oct-Mar)
Arena Gila River Arena
Average attendance 13,345 (77.9%)
41 Games
Minor league affiliations Portland Pirates (AHL)
Gwinnett Gladiators (ECHL)
Team leaders
Goals Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23)
Assists Sam Gagner (26)
Points Oliver Ekman-Larsson (43)
Penalties in minutes Kyle Chipchura (82)
Plus/minus (+): Rob Klinkhammer (+3)
(−): Keith Yandle (−32)
Wins Mike Smith (14)
Goals against average Louis Domingue (2.73)
<2013–14 2015–16>

The 2014–15 Arizona Coyotes season was the 36th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 22, 1979, the 19th season since the franchise relocated from Winnipeg following the 1995–96 NHL season,[1] and the 43rd overall, including the World Hockey Association years. The team finished in last place in the Western Conference and failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third straight year. The Coyotes earned only 56 points - their worst-ever performance in Arizona and second worst in franchise history after the 1980-81 season.

Off-season[edit]

The club officially changed their team name to the "Arizona Coyotes" on June 27, 2014, at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.[2] The name change was part of the deal approved by the City of Glendale to keep the team from relocating.[3]

Training camp[edit]

The Coyotes will compete in eight preseason exhibition games before the start of the 2014–15 regular season.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Pacific Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Anaheim Ducks 82 51 24 7 43 236 226 +10 109
2 x – Vancouver Canucks 82 48 29 5 42 242 222 +20 101
3 x – Calgary Flames 82 45 30 7 41 241 216 +25 97
4 Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 15 38 220 205 +15 95
5 San Jose Sharks 82 40 33 9 36 228 232 −4 89
6 Edmonton Oilers 82 24 44 14 19 198 283 −85 62
7 Arizona Coyotes 82 24 50 8 19 170 272 −102 56
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Central Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – St. Louis Blues 82 51 24 7 42 248 201 +47 109
2 x – Nashville Predators 82 47 25 10 41 232 208 +24 104
3 x – Chicago Blackhawks 82 48 28 6 39 229 189 +40 102
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Top 3 (Pacific Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Anaheim Ducks 82 51 24 7 43 236 226 +10 109
2 x – Vancouver Canucks 82 48 29 5 42 242 222 +20 101
3 x – Calgary Flames 82 45 30 7 41 241 216 +25 97
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.
Western Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 CE x – Minnesota Wild 82 46 28 8 42 231 201 +30 100
2 CE x – Winnipeg Jets 82 43 26 13 36 230 210 +20 99
3 PA Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 15 38 220 205 +15 95
4 CE Dallas Stars 82 41 31 10 37 261 260 +1 92
5 CE Colorado Avalanche 82 39 31 12 29 219 227 −8 90
6 PA San Jose Sharks 82 40 33 9 36 228 232 −4 89
7 PA Edmonton Oilers 82 24 44 14 19 198 283 −85 62
8 PA Arizona Coyotes 82 24 50 8 19 170 272 −102 56
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Game log

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

Player statistics[edit]

Final stats[4]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Smith, MikeMike Smith 62 61 3,556 14 42 5 187 3.16 1955 .904 0 0 1 10
Dubnyk, DevanDevan Dubnyk 19 16 1035 9 5 2 47 2.72 561 .916 1 0 0 0
Domingue, LouisLouis Domingue 7 4 308 1 2 1 14 2.73 158 .911 0 0 0 0
McKenna, MikeMike McKenna 1 1 60 0 1 0 5 5.00 34 .853 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

Notable achievements[edit]

Awards[edit]

Milestones[edit]


Transactions[edit]

The Coyotes have been involved in the following transactions during the 2014–15 season.

Trades[edit]

June 28, 2014[7] To Montreal Canadiens
3rd-round pick in 2014
To Arizona Coyotes
3rd-round pick in 2014
4th-round pick in 2014
June 29, 2014[8] To Tampa Bay Lightning
6th-round pick in 2015
To Arizona Coyotes
Sam Gagner
B. J. Crombeen
December 5, 2014[9] To Pittsburgh Penguins
Rob Klinkhammer
conditional 5th-round pick in 2016
To Arizona Coyotes
Philip Samuelsson
January 14, 2015[10] To Minnesota Wild
Devan Dubnyk
To Arizona Coyotes
3rd-round pick in 2015
February 28, 2015[11] To Chicago Blackhawks
Antoine Vermette
To Arizona Coyotes
Klas Dahlbeck
1st-round pick in 2015
March 1, 2015[12] To New York Rangers
Keith Yandle
Chris Summers
4th-round pick in 2016
To Arizona Coyotes
John Moore
Anthony Duclair
2nd-round pick in 2015
Conditional 1st-round pick in 2016
March 2, 2015[13] To St. Louis Blues
Zbynek Michalek
Conditional 3rd-round pick in 2015
To Arizona Coyotes
Maxim Letunov
March 2, 2015[14] To New York Islanders
Mark Louis
To Arizona Coyotes
David Leggio