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

Arizona Coyotes right wing Dylan Guenther (11) is congratulated by left wing Jason Zucker (16) and ...

Associated Press

Coyotes beat Capitals for 2nd win in a row behind goals from Cooley and Guenther

The Coyotes picked up their second win in a row behind goals from Jason Zucker, Dylan Guenther, Michael Kesselring and Logan Cooley to take down the Washington Capitals.

23 hours ago

Nick Schmaltz...

Associated Press

Coyotes put winless month behind them with streak-ending win over Senators

The Arizona Coyotes beat the Ottawa Senators after Dylan Guenther scored the tie-breaking goal Friday night to snap a 14-game losing streak.

3 days ago

Arizona Coyotes' Alex Kerfoot (15) scores against Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Joseph Woll, right...

Associated Press

Coyotes fall to Maple Leafs, lose 14th straight game despite goals from Kerfoot and Cooley

Auston Matthews scored his NHL-leading 53rd goal and the Maple Leafs topped Arizona 4-2 to send the Coyotes to their 14th straight loss.

4 days ago

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Sam Montembeault (35) makes a save as Canadiens' Johnathan Kovacevic ...

Associated Press

Coyotes fall to Canadiens, lose 13th straight game despite goals from Kerfoot and Bjugstad

Connor Ingram made 17 saves as Arizona’s losing streak was extended to 13 games despite goals from Alex Kerfoot and Nick Bjugstad.

6 days ago

Alex Kerfoot...

Arizona Sports

Coyotes mount comeback to force OT, fall to Jets to extend losing streak to 12

The Coyotes overcame a two-goal deficit to force overtime at the Jets on Sunday, but Arizona's losing streak extended to 12 games. 

8 days ago

Head coach Andre Tourigny of the Arizona Coyotes talks with his team during a third period timeout ...

David Veenstra

A look at the longest winless streaks in Arizona Coyotes’ franchise history

As the Coyotes face the Jets looking to end their 11-game winless streak, we took a look at the longest such skids in franchise history.

8 days ago

Arizona Coyotes fire assistant GM Lindsay Hofford