Arizona Coyotes fire assistant GM Lindsay Hofford

Sep 22, 2020, 12:46 PM | Updated: 1:54 pm
General view outside of Gila River Arena before the NHL game between the Arizona Coyotes and the De...
General view outside of Gila River Arena before the NHL game between the Arizona Coyotes and the Detroit Red Wings on October 12, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Arizona Coyotes have fired assistant GM and director of scouting Lindsay Hofford.

The move was first reported by TSN Sports’ Darren Dreger on Tuesday and confirmed by the team to Arizona Sports.

Hofford joined the Coyotes in 2018 after spending a quarter-century in coaching and professional scouting.

Hofford also worked with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a scout before coming over to the Coyotes.

He founded the Pro Hockey Development Group in 1992 and served as the director of hockey at the Hill Academy in Ontario before coming to the Valley.

Armstrong alluded to the team’s personnel changes during Tuesday’s Zoom call with members of the media, asking for patience as the front office moves occur.

“You saw some of those changes and the culture change that we’re going to make,” Armstrong said. “We’ve got people in place, we’ve got talented hockey people behind the scenes and some new people coming in. So, just give us our chance to get through our meetings, get some things set up and some things will snap into place here.”

Craig Morgan reported Tuesday that Former interim GM Steve Sullivan will remain with the team.

Armstrong told the media that he won’t be involved in the upcoming NHL Draft, because of an agreement with the St. Louis Blues, who he worked with before coming to the Valley.

“I cannot be involved in the draft. So, I’m stepping aside,” Armstrong said. “That was an agreement that was in place between the St. Louis Blues and us.”

Arizona Coyotes

Conor Timmins #25 of the Arizona Coyotes controls the puck against Eric Robinson #50 of the Columbu...
Associated Press

Blue Jackets breeze past Coyotes in season opener

The Arizona Coyotes dropped the season opener and first game under coach Andre Tourigny 8-2 on the road against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
2 days ago
Andrew Ladd #16 of the Arizona Coyotes at a faceoff during a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings in ...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Coyotes name alternate captains for season opener

The Arizona Coyotes have named their alternate captains for the season opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
2 days ago
FILE - In this July 1, 2021, file photo, Arizona Coyotes new head coach Andre Tourigny speaks durin...
Associated Press

Arizona Coyotes enter 2021-22 with overhauled roster

With a slew of new faces, the Arizona Coyotes are hoping to reshape a franchise that’s been to the playoffs just once in the past nine years.
2 days ago
Goaltender Anson Thornton #56 of the Arizona Coyotes looks down ice during the third period of the ...
Arizona Sports

Coyotes sign goaltender Anson Thornton to 3-year entry-level deal

After spending training camp with the team on a amateur tryout, the Arizona Coyotes have signed G Anson Thornton to an entry-level deal.
3 days ago
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 07:  A shot by William Karlsson #71 of the Vegas Golden Knights gets by...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Coyotes ranked 31st by ESPN in 1st power rankings

It's going to be a transition year for the Arizona Coyotes. There's practically no choice for it not to be after the offseason they had.
4 days ago
Arizona Coyotes right wing Clayton Keller shoots on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Devon Toews (7) d...
Arizona Sports

Shane Doan: Coyotes in ‘considerably harder division’

The Arizona Coyotes have joined the Central Division, which will present challenges with stiff competition and longer travel.
3 days ago
Arizona Coyotes fire assistant GM Lindsay Hofford