It sounds like the Arizona Coyotes’ youth movement won’t merely be seen on the ice.
The Coyotes will promote 26-year-old assistant GM John Chayka to GM, ESPN’s Craig Custance reports. The team teased a major press conference for Thursday, when that news is likely to be made official.
The presser could be useful for more than the usual quotes and mission statements, as the Coyotes seem like they may parallel the Toronto Maple Leafs in combining an experienced executive, a young up-and-coming thinker and a more empowered head coach.
Dave Tippett is expected to have more of a say in personnel decisions while the Coyotes hope to bring in a Lou Lamoriello-type to assist Chayka, according to Custance.
Details of a restructured front office will also be released, expect an expanded role in roster decisions for Dave Tippett.— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) May 4, 2016
Source confirms @CraigCustance report. John Chayka will be announced the next GM of the Coyotes— Josh Cooper (@JoshuaCooper) May 4, 2016
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