Phoenix Coyotes in History

Events in Sport

  • 1996-07-01 Canadian NHL franchise Winnipeg Jets officially moves to Arizona, renamed the Phoenix Coyotes

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1997-12-14 Phoenix Coyote Mike Gartner is 5th NHLer to score 700 goals

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner

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2005-10-05 NHL great Wayne Gretzky makes his coaching debut for the Phoenix Coyotes in 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 2005-10-08 NHL great Wayne Gretzky gets his first win as a coach as the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 at Jobing.com Arena, Phoenix
  • 2012-05-22 NHL Western Conference Finals: Los Angeles Kings beat Phoenix Coyotes, 4 games to 1
  • 2014-06-27 NHL Coyotes franchise changes geographic name from "Phoenix" to "Arizona" after change of ownership

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1968-07-03 Teppo Numminen, Finnish NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets, Coyotes), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1970-01-17 Jeremy Roenick, American NHL center (Team USA, Blackhawks, Coyotes), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1979-06-01 Ladislav Nagy, Slovak ice hockey left wing (World C'ship gold 2002; NHL: SL Blues, Phoenix Coyotes, Dallas Stars, LA Kings) born in Šaca, Slovakia