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.”

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