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Listen: Coyotes broadcasters give their final sign-offs in franchise’s last Arizona game

Apr 18, 2024, 10:13 AM | Updated: 10:27 am

Wednesday at Mullett Arena gave Arizona Coyotes fans a chance to say their goodbyes to the NHL franchise in person.

For those of us elsewhere, watching the television broadcast or listening to the radio feed or stream allowed us to hear from the Coyotes voices whose careers and livelihoods over many years gave back to Arizona hockey fans.

As it is their profession, the broadcasters for the Coyotes had well-said farewells to the team that within a wild few weeks of public knowledge has been stripped from their locale with a pending move to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Radio play-by-play man Bob Heethuis made the final call on the ice and then signed off for the final time.

So did pre- and postgame show host Luke Lapinski, who is also co-host of Arizona Sports’ Wolf & Luke.

Below is the final call on TV by the crew of Matt McConnell and Tyson Nash. It led into pre- and postgame host Todd Walsh giving his poetic goodbye to the franchise he has worked with for nearly three decades.

And on the national level, former Coyotes player and analyst Paul Bissonnette, now a co-host of the NHL on TNT show, allowed his heart to pour out on the final night of the Coyotes’ tenure in Arizona.

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