Phoenix Coyotes in History

Events in Sport

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

Sports History

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

Sports History

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

  • 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 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

NHL Record

2022-11-05 Alex Ovechkin scores 787th career goal for the Washington Capitals surpassing Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings, for all-time NHL record for most goals scored for a single team, in 3-2 loss to Arizona Coyotes

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1968-07-03 Teppo Numminen, Finnish ice hockey defenseman (1,372 NHL games Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes [captain], Buffalo Sabres), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1970-01-17 Jeremy Roenick, American NHL center (Team USA, Blackhawks, Coyotes), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1973-01-13 Nikolai Khabibulin, Russian NHL goalie, 1994-2014 (Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks, and 2 other teams), born in Sverdlovsk, USSR (now Yekaterinburg, Russia)
  • 1977-01-02 Brian Boucher, American NHL hockey goaltender, 1999-2013 (Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, and 5 other teams; NHL modern record for longest shutout streak 332:01, 2003-04) and broadcaster, born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  • 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