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Coyotes bring in Brian Daccord to serve as Special Asst to GM/Director of Goaltending Operations

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The Coyotes have added to their front office, bringing in a new Special Assistant to the General Manager/Director of Goaltending Operations.

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Every time a team acquires a new General Manager we get to see them bring in their own staff. Today the Arizona Coyotes made their first addition of the Bill Armstrong era, bringing in Brian Daccord as the new Special Assistant to the General Manager/Director of Goaltending Operations.

Daccord previously spent five seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs in both the Scouting and Player Development Departments and had previously served as the goaltending coach for the Boston Bruins.

Craig Morgan previously reported that the team was interested in Daccord, and reports that this does not mean there will be changes to the other front office goalie positions.

The Coyotes are in a good position with their goaltending, so it will be interesting to see what this means for the team moving forward. The team currently has a stellar tandem in Antti Raanta and Darcy Kuemper, with Adin Hill and Ivan Prosvetov in the AHL.

Because of the quality of players in the Coyotes’ goalie pipeline, it seems likely that the Coyotes will make a move during the offseason, sending either Raanta or Kuemper to another team in exchange for some assets and freeing up a spot for Hill to serve as a backup.

Daccord already had a connection with the desert as his son Joey played three seasons for ASU Sun Devils NCAA hockey team.