List of Winnipeg Jets (1972–96)/Arizona Coyotes general managers

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The Arizona Coyotes are an American professional ice hockey team based in Glendale, Arizona. They play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL). The team started out as a charter member of the World Hockey Association (WHA), and were named the Winnipeg Jets. The WHA then merged with the NHL in 1979, the Jets relocated to Phoenix in 1996, and were renamed the Phoenix Coyotes. The franchise has had seven general managers since entering the NHL.[1]

Key[edit]

Key of terms and definitions
Term Definition
No. Number of general managers[a]
Ref(s) References
Does not apply
dagger Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder category

General managers[edit]

General managers of the Arizona Coyotes franchise
No. Name Appointment Departure Accomplishments and events during this term Ref(s)
Annis Stukus December 2, 1971 July 1974 [2][3]
Rudy Pilousdagger July 1974 November 22, 1978 [3][4]
1 John Ferguson, Sr. November 22, 1978 October 30, 1988 Jets entered NHL in 1979 [5][6]
2 Mike Smith October 30, 1988 January 19, 1994 [7][8]
3 John Paddock January 19, 1994 December 11, 1996 Franchise moved to Phoenix in 1996 [8][9]
4 Bobby Smith December 11, 1996 February 17, 2001 [9][10]
5 Cliff Fletcherdagger February 17, 2001 August 28, 2001 [10][11]
6 Mike Barnett August 28, 2001 April 11, 2007 [11][12]
7 Don Maloney May 29, 2007 [13]

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of general managers of the franchise. Thus any general manager who has two or more separate terms as general manager is only counted once. WHA general managers are not counted towards the total.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "DON MALONEY – GENERAL MANAGER – Arizona Coyotes – Team". Arizona Coyotes. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Annis Stukus named gm for WHA Jets". Ottawa Journal. December 3, 1971. p. 24. Retrieved July 13, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ a b "The rumors still flying between here and Winnipeg". Brandon Sun. July 10, 1974. p. 6. Retrieved July 13, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "no title". Ottawa Journal. December 16, 1978. p. 29. Retrieved July 13, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Jets land Ferguson". Ottawa Journal. November 23, 1978. p. 22. Retrieved July 13, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "AROUND THE NHL". The Washington Post. October 31, 1988. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Hockey Today Monday, Dec. 4". AP. December 4, 1988. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "SPORTS PEOPLE: HOCKEY; Winnipeg Official Out". The New York Times. January 20, 1994. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Coyotes Fire General Manager". The New York Times. December 12, 1996. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b Diamos, Jason (February 18, 2001). "HOCKEY; Trade Wheels Start to Turn as Gretzky Takes the Helm". The New York Times. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b Diamos, Jason (August 29, 2001). "PLUS: HOCKEY; Agent Becomes G.M. Of the Coyotes". The New York Times. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Coyotes fire Barnett, Fletcher, Gilman". ESPN.com. April 11, 2007. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  13. ^ "COYOTES NAME DON MALONEY AS GENERAL MANAGER". Arizona Coyotes. May 30, 2007. Retrieved July 13, 2015.