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2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes · NHL
Division 4th Pacific
Conference 13th Western
2008–09 record 36–39–7
Home record 23–15–3
Road record 13–24–4
Goals for 208
Goals against 252
General Manager Don Maloney
Coach Wayne Gretzky
Captain Shane Doan
Alternate captains Ed Jovanovski
Derek Morris (Oct-Mar)
Steven Reinprecht
Arena Jobing.com Arena
Average attendance 14,876 (83.6%)
Total: 609,907
Team leaders
Goals Shane Doan (18)
Assists Shane Doan (22)
Points Shane Doan (40)
Penalties in minutes Daniel Carcillo (111)
Wins Ilja Bryzgalov (15)
Goals against average Bryzgalov (2.63)

The 2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes season was the team's 36th season, 29th season in the National Hockey League, and 11th season as the Phoenix Coyotes. It saw the Coyotes attempt to qualify for the postseason for the first time since 2002. However, during the month of March, they were eliminated from the playoffs, and ended up 13th in the NHL's Western Conference.

Pre-seasonEdit

The Phoenix Coyotes played eight pre-season exhibition games to prepare for the regular season. Three games were at home, and the other five were on the road, including the franchise's first game back in Winnipeg since the team moved from there to Phoenix in 1996. The Coyotes finished the pre-season with a 2–5–1 record.

Regular seasonEdit

On December 23, the Toronto Globe and Mail reported that the Phoenix Coyotes team is receiving financial assistance from the league in the form of advances on league revenues. The Coyotes have pledged all of their assets to New York company SOF Investments LP to cover an estimated debt of $80 million. The team has lost an estimated $200 million since 2001 and may lose $30 million this season. One of the team's owners, Jerry Moyes' principal source of revenue, Swift Transportation is also in financial difficulty.[1] ESPN reported that the league has become involved with the operations of the Coyotes and their revenues. The NHL apparently wants to work with the city of Glendale which owns the arena and receives revenues from the team. If no investers are interested in keeping the team in Phoenix, Kansas City, Winnipeg or Hamilton will likely be healthier destinations for the franchise to relocate. ESPN also reported that Moyes wants to sell his share of the team and that Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer is a possible interested purchaser.[2]

Divisional standingsEdit

Pacific Division GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
p-San Jose Sharks 82 53 18 11 257 204 117
x-Anaheim Ducks 82 42 33 7 245 238 91
e-Dallas Stars 82 36 35 11 230 257 83
e-Phoenix Coyotes 82 36 39 7 208 252 79
e-Los Angeles Kings 82 34 37 11 207 234 79

Conference standingsEdit

Western Conference GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
p-San Jose Sharks * 82 53 18 11 257 204 117
y-Detroit Red Wings * 82 51 21 10 295 244 112
y-Vancouver Canucks * 82 45 27 10 246 220 100
x-Chicago Blackhawks 82 46 24 12 264 216 104
x-Calgary Flames 82 46 30 6 254 248 98
x-St. Louis Blues 82 41 31 10 233 233 92
x-Columbus Blue Jackets 82 41 31 10 226 230 92
x-Anaheim Ducks 82 42 33 7 245 238 91
e-Minnesota Wild 82 40 33 9 219 200 89
e-Nashville Predators 82 40 34 8 213 233 88
e-Edmonton Oilers 82 38 35 9 234 248 85
e-Dallas Stars 82 36 35 11 230 257 83
e-Phoenix Coyotes 82 36 39 7 208 252 79
e-Los Angeles Kings 82 34 37 11 207 234 79
e-Colorado Avalanche 82 32 45 5 199 257 69
x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, p - clinched Presidents' Trophy and best record in conference, e - eliminated from playoff contention

* – division leader

Game logEdit

2008–09 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

PlayoffsEdit

The Coyotes failed to make the playoffs for the sixth straight season. They last made the playoffs in 2002. This season, they were officially eliminated from playoff contention in mid-March.

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Doan, ShaneShane Doan 82 31 42 73 +5 72
Jokinen, OlliOlli Jokinen 57 21 21 42 -5 49
Reinprecht, SteveSteve Reinprecht 73 14 27 41 0 20
Jovanovski, EdEd Jovanovski 82 9 27 36 -15 106
Mueller, PeterPeter Mueller 72 13 23 36 -7 24
Hanzal, MartinMartin Hanzal 74 11 20 31 -4 40
Yandle, KeithKeith Yandle 69 4 26 30 -4 37
Boedker, MikkelMikkel Boedker 78 11 17 28 -6 18
Michalek, ZbynekZbynek Michalek 82 6 21 27 -13 28
Lisin, EnverEnver Lisin 48 13 8 21 -13 24
Lindstrom, JoakimJoakim Lindstrom 44 9 11 20 -6 28
Turris, KyleKyle Turris 63 8 12 20 -15 21
Lombardi, MatthewMatthew Lombardi 19 5 11 16 +2 14
Tikhonov, ViktorViktor Tikhonov 61 8 8 16 -3 20
Fedoruk, ToddTodd Fedoruk 72 6 7 13 -9 72
Upshall, ScottieScottie Upshall 19 8 5 13 +2 26
Morris, DerekDerek Morris 57 5 7 12 -13 24
Klee, KenKen Klee 68 1 10 11 +9 24
Prucha, PetrPetr Prucha 19 2 8 10 +1 6
Carcillo, DanielDaniel Carcillo 54 3 7 10 -13 174
Porter, KevinKevin Porter 34 5 5 10 -2 4
Hale, DavidDavid Hale 48 3 6 9 -11 36
Sauer, KurtKurt Sauer 68 1 6 7 -1 36
Winnik, DanielDaniel Winnik 49 3 4 7 +1 63
Kalinin, DmitriDmitri Kalinin 15 1 3 4 -2 6
Goertzen, StevenSteven Goertzen 16 2 2 4 -2 24
Perrault, JoelJoel Perrault 7 2 1 3 +2 4
Dawes, NigelNigel Dawes 12 0 2 2 -4 0
Prust, BrandonBrandon Prust 11 0 1 1 -4 29
Hoggan, JeffJeff Hoggan 4 0 1 1 -1 7
Schlemko, DavidDavid Schlemko 3 0 1 1 -2 0
McGrattan, BrianBrian McGrattan 5 0 0 0 -2 22
Murray, GarthGarth Murray 10 0 0 0 -2 12
Nikulin, AlexanderAlexander Nikulin 1 0 0 0 -1 0

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO
Bryzgalov, IlyaIlya Bryzgalov 65 3759 26 31 6 187 2.98 1994 1807 .906 3
Tellqvist, MikaelMikael Tellqvist 15 797 9 6 1 38 2.86 408 370 .907 0
Montoya, AlAl Montoya 5 259 3 1 0 9 2.08 120 111 .925 1
Tordjman, JoshJosh Tordjman 2 117 0 2 0 8 4.08 62 54 .871 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Coyotes. Stats reflect time with the Coyotes only.
Traded mid-season.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

Awards and recordsEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

June 20, 2008
To Phoenix Coyotes
Olli Jokinen
To Florida Panthers
Nick Boynton
Keith Ballard
2nd round pick in 2008
June 20, 2008
To Phoenix Coyotes
28th pick in 2008
To Anaheim Ducks
Two 2nd round picks in 2008
October 9, 2008
To Phoenix Coyotes
Future Considerations
To Pittsburgh Penguins
Mike Zigomanis
November 3, 2008
To Phoenix Coyotes
Alexander Nikulin
To Ottawa Senators
Drew Fata
November 25, 2008
To Phoenix Coyotes
Wyatt Smith
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Future Considerations
December 3, 2008
To Phoenix Coyotes
Joakim Lindstrom
To Dallas Stars
Logan Stephenson
March 4, 2009
To Phoenix Coyotes
Matthew Lombardi
Brandon Prust
1st round pick in 2009 or 2010
To Calgary Flames
Olli Jokinen
3rd round pick in 2009
March 4, 2009
To Phoenix Coyotes
4th round pick in 2009
To Buffalo Sabres
Mikael Tellqvist
March 4, 2009
To Phoenix Coyotes
Scottie Upshall
2nd round pick in 2009
To Philadelphia Flyers
Daniel Carcillo
March 4, 2009
To Phoenix Coyotes
Nigel Dawes
Petr Prucha
Dmitri Kalinin
To New York Rangers
Derek Morris

Free agentsEdit

Player Former team Contract terms
Player New team
Radim Vrbata Tampa Bay Lightning
Craig Weller Minnesota Wild

Claimed from waiversEdit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Draft picksEdit

Phoenix's picks at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa, Ontario.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 8 Mikkel Boedker (LW) Flag of Denmark Denmark Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
1 28 (from Dallas via Los Angeles via Anaheim) Viktor Tikhonov (RW) Flag of Russia Russia Severstal Cherepovets (RSL)
2 49 (from Ottawa via Phoenix and Florida) Jared Staal (RW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
3 69 Michael Stone (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
3 76 (from Nashville) Mathieu Brodeur (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)
4 99 Colin Long (C) Flag of the United States United States Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
6 159 Brett Hextall (C) Flag of the United States United States Penticton Vees (BCHL)
7 189 Tim Billingsley (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Mississauga St. Michael's Majors (OHL)

RosterEdit

Updated April 13, 2009.[4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
89 Flag of Denmark Boedker, MikkelMikkel Boedker

RW L 26 2008 Brøndby, Denmark
30 Flag of Russia Bryzgalov, IlyaIlya Bryzgalov

G L 36 2007 Tolyatti, U.S.S.R.
14 Flag of Canada.svg Dawes, NigelNigel Dawes

LW L 31 2009 Winnipeg, Manitoba
19 Flag of Canada.svg Doan, ShaneShane Doan

 (C)

LW R 40 1995 Halkirk, Alberta
17 Flag of Canada.svg Fedoruk, ToddTodd Fedoruk

LW L 37 2008 Redwater, Alberta
21 Flag of the United States Hale, DavidDavid Hale

D L 35 2008 Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Flag of the Czech Republic Hanzal, MartinMartin Hanzal

C L 29 2005 Písek, Czechoslovakia
55 Flag of Canada.svg Jovanovski, EdEd Jovanovski

 (A)

D L 40 2006 Windsor, Ontario
45 Flag of Russia Kalinin, DmitriDmitri Kalinin

D L 36 2009 Chelyabinsk, U.S.S.R.
2 Flag of the United States Klee, KenKen Klee

D R 45 2008 Indianapolis, Indiana
36 Flag of Sweden Lindstrom, JoakimJoakim Lindstrom

LW L 32 2008 Skelleftea, Sweden
18 Flag of Russia Lisin, EnverEnver Lisin

C L 30 2004 Moscow, U.S.S.R.
15 Flag of Canada.svg Lombardi, MatthewMatthew Lombardi

C L 34 2009 Montreal, Quebec
16 Flag of Canada.svg McGrattan, BrianBrian McGrattan

RW R 35 2008 Hamilton, Ontario
4 Flag of the Czech Republic Michalek, ZbynekZbynek Michalek

D R 33 2005 Jindřichův Hradec, Czechoslovakia
88 Flag of the United States Mueller, PeterPeter Mueller

RW R 28 2006 Bloomington, Minnesota
26 Flag of Canada.svg Perrault, JoelJoel Perrault

C R 33 2006 Montreal, Quebec
16 Flag of the Czech Republic Prucha, PetrPetr Prucha

W R 34 2009 Chrudim, Czechoslovakia
29 Flag of Canada.svg Prust, BrandonBrandon Prust

C L 32 2009 London, Ontario
28 Flag of Canada.svg Reinprecht, StevenSteven Reinprecht

 (A)

C L 40 2006 Edmonton, Alberta
44 Flag of the United States Sauer, KurtKurt Sauer

D L 35 2008 St. Cloud, Minnesota
6 Flag of Canada.svg Schlemko, DavidDavid Schlemko

D L 29 2007 Edmonton, Alberta
41 Flag of Russia Tikhonov, ViktorViktor Tikhonov

RW R 28 2008 Moscow, U.S.S.R.
42 Flag of Canada.svg Tordjman, JoshJosh Tordjman

G L 31 2006 Montreal, Quebec
91 Flag of Canada.svg Turris, KyleKyle Turris

C R 27 2007 New Westminster, British Columbia
8 Flag of Canada.svg Upshall, ScottieScottie Upshall

RW L 33 2009 Fort McMurray, Alberta
34 Flag of Canada.svg Winnik, DanielDaniel Winnik

C R 31 2004 Mississauga, Ontario
3 Flag of the United States Yandle, KeithKeith Yandle

D L 30 2005 Boston, Massachusetts

See alsoEdit

Farm teamsEdit

San Antonio Rampage

The San Antonio Rampage are the Coyotes American Hockey League affiliate in 2008–09.

Arizona Sundogs

The Arizona Sundogs are the Coyotes affiliate in the CHL.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shoalts, David. "globesports.com: Coyotes' financial situation gets uglier", The Globe and Mail, December 23, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-12-24. 
  2. Burnside, Scott. "ESPN - NHL helping Phoenix Coyotes find investors or new owners because of financial problems", ESPN, December 23, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-12-24. 
  3. NHL.com - Recap: Ducks @ Coyotes - 04/11/2009. Archived from the original on 2009-07-24. Retrieved on 2009-06-30.
  4. Phoenix Coyotes - Team - Roster. Phoenix Coyotes. Archived from the original on 2009-06-11. Retrieved on 2009-04-13.
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