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.
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.
I am told that Coyotes goalie coach Corey Schwab & goaltending development coach Zac Bierk are both staying at their current posts. A beefed up goaltending staff to focus on such a critical position? Current & former goalies everywhere nod their approval and shout: "About time!"— Craig Morgan (@CraigSMorgan) September 25, 2020
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.