Coyotes Name Sullivan as Assistant G.M. – NHL.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, May 18, 2017
 
GLENDALE, ARIZONA — Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Club has signed Steve Sullivan to a multi-year contract to serve as the Club’s Assistant General Manager. Chris O’Hearn will continue to serve as the Coyotes Assistant General Manager/Hockey Operations. As per Club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“Steve has done an excellent job in his role as our Director of Player Development and he is very deserving of this promotion,” said Chayka. “Steve is a Coyotes alumni who has played over 1,000 games in the NHL. He offers a unique and important perspective to our staff. I’m confident that he’s ready to take on this new role with increased responsibilities and I look forward to working with him.”

Sullivan, 42, joined the Coyotes hockey operations department on September 8, 2014 as the team’s development coach. On May, 26, 2016, he was promoted to director of player development. In his new role, Sullivan will serve as the general manager for the Tucson Roadrunners (AHL) in addition to overseeing the Coyotes’ amateur player development staff.

“I’m very excited about my new role with the Coyotes,” said Sullivan. “I’m very grateful to John for his belief in me and look forward to helping him build a winning team in the Valley for years to come. We have a great nucleus of young, talented players in our organization and an extremely bright future ahead.”

 
Prior to joining the Coyotes front office, Sullivan played 16 seasons in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Coyotes.

The Timmins, Ontario native totaled 290-457-747 in 1,011 career NHL games. He also recorded 9-14-23 in 50 career Stanley Cup Playoff games. Sullivan collected 5-7-12

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