Coyotes name Lindsay Hofford as assistant GM, director of scouting

Jul 24, 2018, 3:34 PM | Updated: Jul 25, 2018, 9:04 am
(Coyotes / Facebook)...
(Coyotes / Facebook)
(Coyotes / Facebook)

The Arizona Coyotes named long-time hockey scout Lindsay Hofford as their assistant general manager and director of scouting on Tuesday.

“I believe the most important part of my role is to recruit talented people,” said Coyotes general manager John Chayka in a release. “Lindsay is a best in class talent evaluator that will be an asset to our entire organization and complement the existing infrastructure we have in place.”

The 55-year-old Hofford has 25 years of coaching and scouting experience in the professional ranks and last was as an amateur scout for the Toronto Maple Leafs, a post he’d held since 2015. He also was a consultant for the London Knights.

Previously, he coached six season for the Knights and Lethbridge Hurricanes in the CHL.

Hofford was also a founder and CEO of the Pro Hockey Development Group, a hockey development organization that was created in 1992.

The Woodridge, Ont., native, graduated from the University of Guelph.

Penguin Air

Arizona Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes salutes the crowd after a win against the Nashville Predators at Gila River Are...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Coyotes GM Bill Armstrong: It takes time, patience to grow a tree

Arizona Coyotes GM Bill Armstrong said the organization knows it has to be patient to build and sustain a winning team.
4 days ago
General manager Bill Armstrong of the Arizona Coyotes prepares for the first round of the 2021 NHL ...
Jake Anderson

Arizona Coyotes GM ‘excited’ for potential franchise-changing NHL Draft

The 2022 NHL Draft could potentially be a franchise-changing one for the Arizona Coyotes after a turbulent few years both on and off the ice.
5 days ago
Goaltender Harri Sateri #30 of the Arizona Coyotes is congratulated by Nick Schmaltz #8 after defea...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Coyotes announce preseason schedule, to play game in Tucson

The Coyotes released their six-game preseason schedule for 2022-23 Thursday and will not play in the Valley before the regular season.
6 days ago
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Darcy Kuemper celebrates after the Avalanche defeated the Tampa Bay L...
Nikash Nath

Coyotes awarded 2024 3rd-round pick from Darcy Kuemper trade

Darcy Kuemper was traded to Colorado in July 2021 for a package including a conditional 2024 third-round draft pick that is now Arizona's.
9 days ago
Fans watch as the Arizona Coyotes warm up before the NHL game against the Nashville Predators at Gi...
Character Counts

Arizona Coyotes Foundation’s 2022-23 grant cycle to open July 1

The Arizona Coyotes Foundation announced that the 2022-23 grant cycle will open from July 1 and run through Aug. 1.
16 days ago
National Hockey League Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly announces the Arizona Coyotes #3 overall draft...
Arizona Sports

Here’s where the Arizona Coyotes pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft

The 2022 NHL Entry Draft is set to be a big one for the Coyotes, having seven selections in the draft's top 45 picks.
8 days ago
Coyotes name Lindsay Hofford as assistant GM, director of scouting