Coyotes sign GM Don Maloney to extension

Coyotes general manager Don Maloney. (Reuters)

Coyotes general manager Don Maloney. (Reuters)

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, Last Updated: 9:39 PM ET

Fans of the Phoenix Coyotes received some good news Friday.

The NHL-owned club signed general manager Don Maloney to a long-term contract extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"I am grateful to continue working for this franchise," Maloney said in a statement. "We have a strong core of talented people, both on and off the ice, who are committed to building a championship team and a first class organization.

"I would like to thank NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly for their tremendous support these past few years."

The league also reaffirmed their commitment to the city of Phoenix, even though they have had trouble trying to locate a new owner over the last four years.

"The NHL remains committed to securing the Coyotes' future in Glendale under new ownership, and we believe Don's long-term agreement evidences that he is equally committed," Daly said.

Under Maloney, the Coyotes went 230-172-56 over the last six seasons, making the playoffs three times.

Maloney won the inaugural General Manager of the Year Award in 2010 after the Coyotes accumulated 107 points and set new franchise records in wins (50), home wins (29) and longest home winning streak (10 games).


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