The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team that is based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona. Since December 2003, the Coyotes have played their home games at Jobing.com Arena after having spent the previous 7½ seasons at America West Arena (now US Airways Center) in downtown Phoenix.
The Coyotes were founded in 1972 as the original Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association (WHA) and were one of four franchises absorbed into the NHL when the WHA folded in 1979. The team moved to Phoenix on July 1, 1996.
The NHL has owned the Phoenix Coyotes franchise since 2009. Former owner Jerry Moyes had incurred massive financial losses since his purchase of the team in 2005 and later turned it over to the league after declaring bankruptcy. Moyes had previously attempted to privately sell the team to Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie, who wanted to relocate the team to Hamilton, Ontario (who had unsuccessfully tried to buy and move at least three other NHL franchises). However, the NHL protested that the attempted sale was a violation of league policy and a court agreed. The league has resisted selling the team to interests that would have moved the team (True North Sports and Entertainment's bid, which would have returned the team to Winnipeg, was rejected, leading the group to buy the Atlanta Thrashers instead), but the loss of financial subsidies from the city of Glendale and relatively low attendance figures have posed as a threat to the team's long-term viability in Arizona.
On May 7, 2012, the Coyotes defeated the Nashville Predators in 5 games to advance to the Conference Finals for the first time since the team's inception. They later lost in five games to the eventual champion Los Angeles Kings.
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... These are the salaries for the Phoenix Coyotes ... Year Team payroll % change Median salary Top paid player(s) Highest salary 1998–99 $28,000,000 1999–2000 $31,000,000 10.71% 2000–01 $34,626,833 11.70% $687,500 Jeremy Roenick $5,000,000 2001–02 $31,854,433 -8.01% $1,046,250 Teppo Numminen $4,750,000 2002–03 $35,917,435 12.75% $1,000,000 Teppo Numminen $4,750,000 2003–04 $39,249,750 9.28% $1,075,000 Sean Burke $4,500,000 2005–06 $30,354,345 -22.66% $900,600 Shane Doan $3,002,000 2006–07 $37,030,600 21.99% $982,300 Ed Jovanovski $7,000,000 2007–08 $35,694,750 -3.61% $850,000 Ed Jovanovski $7,000,000 ...
... This is a list of seasons completed by the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League ... the records and playoff results for all seasons the Coyotes have completed in the NHL since their relocation from Winnipeg in 1996 Note GP = Games played ... Grand totals2 1 ... 2 Phoenix Coyotes Formerly the Winnipeg Jets Founded in 1996 Based in Glendale, Arizona Franchise Team General managers Coaches Players Captains Draft ...
... Note This list does not include captains from the Winnipeg Jets (NHL WHA) ... Keith Tkachuk, 1996–2001 Teppo Numminen, 2001–03 Shane Doan, 2003– present ...
... Murray Martin Biron – Buffalo Sabres Jay Bouwmeester – Florida Panthers Daniel Brière – Phoenix Coyotes Eric Brewer – Edmonton Oilers Sean Burke – Phoenix Coyotes Kyle Calder – Chicago ...
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