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Arizona Coyotes Officially Announce John Chayka as General Manager

The Coyotes Announce John Chayka as General Manager. Let the analytics era begin.

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This morning during their 11am press conference the Arizona Coyotes officially introduced John Chayka as the new general manager of the team. The 26 year old was hired last June as the assistant general manager for analytics and has been working closely with the coaching staff for a year.

The Alternate Governor Gary Drummond will be the President of Hockey Operations and Dave Tippett will continue to serve as head coach and will step into the role of Vice President of Hockey Operations. He has also signed a five year contract extension with the team.

The team is working on hiring a seasoned assistant general manager to work closely with Tippett and Chayka for support. Chayka will be be responsible for player decisions ultimately. The Coyotes are looking to have a system similar to the Arizona Cardnials ownership/general manger/coach relationship.

And who might some of those players be? A few well known names, for starters:

Arizona will have plenty of time before the NHL Entry Draft to assess its various RFAs and UFAs and decide who stays and who goes. It should be an eventful few months for Chayka and the new team.

Oh, and one more thing.

Here is the presser if anyone missed it.