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The 2016–17 Arizona Coyotes season was the 38th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 22, 1979, the 21st season since the franchise relocated from Winnipeg following the 1995–96 NHL season,[1] and the 45th overall, including the World Hockey Association years.

2016–17 Arizona Coyotes
Division6th Pacific
Conference12th Western
2016–17 record30–42–10
Home record18–18–5
Road record12–24–5
Goals for197
Goals against260
Team information
General ManagerJohn Chayka
CoachDave Tippett
CaptainShane Doan
Alternate captainsOliver Ekman-Larsson
Martin Hanzal (Oct-Feb)
Radim Vrbata (Feb-Apr)
ArenaGila River Arena
Average attendance12,648 (73.9%)
Minor league affiliate(s)Tucson Roadrunners (AHL)
Rapid City Rush (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsRadim Vrbata (20)
AssistsRadim Vrbata (35)
PointsRadim Vrbata (55)
Penalty minutesLuke Schenn (85)
Plus/minusChristian Dvorak (+7)
WinsMike Smith (19)
Goals against averageMike Smith (2.92)

This season marked the end of the Shane Doan era, as he retired from the NHL after playing 21 seasons for the Winnipeg Jets-Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes franchise. Doan was the last remaining active player from the original Winnipeg Jets team, following Teemu Selanne's retirement in 2014.

Contents

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Pacific Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Anaheim Ducks 82 46 23 13 43 223 200 +23 105
2 x – Edmonton Oilers 82 47 26 9 43 247 212 +35 103
3 x – San Jose Sharks 82 46 29 7 44 221 201 +20 99
4 x – Calgary Flames 82 45 33 4 41 226 221 +5 94
5 Los Angeles Kings 82 39 35 8 37 201 205 −4 86
6 Arizona Coyotes 82 30 42 10 24 197 260 −63 70
7 Vancouver Canucks 82 30 43 9 26 182 243 −61 69
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.

Conference standingsEdit

Top 3 (Central Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Chicago Blackhawks 82 50 23 9 46 244 213 +31 109
2 x – Minnesota Wild 82 49 25 8 46 266 208 +58 106
3 x – St. Louis Blues 82 46 29 7 44 235 218 +17 99
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.
Top 3 (Pacific Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Anaheim Ducks 82 46 23 13 43 223 200 +23 105
2 x – Edmonton Oilers 82 47 26 9 43 247 212 +35 103
3 x – San Jose Sharks 82 46 29 7 44 221 201 +20 99
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Western Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 PA x – Calgary Flames 82 45 33 4 41 226 221 +5 94
2 CE x – Nashville Predators 82 41 29 12 39 240 224 +16 94
3 CE Winnipeg Jets 82 40 35 7 37 249 256 −7 87
4 PA Los Angeles Kings 82 39 35 8 37 201 205 −4 86
5 CE Dallas Stars 82 34 37 11 33 223 262 −39 79
6 PA Arizona Coyotes 82 30 42 10 24 197 260 −63 70
7 PA Vancouver Canucks 82 30 43 9 26 182 243 −61 69
8 CE Colorado Avalanche 82 22 56 4 21 166 278 −112 48
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2016–17 game log[3]

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

PlayoffsEdit

The Coyotes missed the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year.

Player statisticsEdit

Final stats

Goaltenders
Regular season[5]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Mike Smith 55 55 3202:08 19 26 9 156 2.92 1819 .914 3 0 0 14
Louis Domingue 31 26 1598:41 11 15 1 82 3.08 888 .908 0 0 0 0
Justin Peters 3 1 132:55 0 1 0 7 3.16 70 .900 0 0 0 0
Marek Langhamer 1 0 15:31 0 0 0 1 3.75 8 .875 0 0 0 0

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


TransactionsEdit

The Coyotes have been involved in the following transactions during the 2016–17 season.

TradesEdit

Date
Details
Ref
June 24, 2016 (2016-06-24) To Detroit Red Wings
Joe Vitale
NYR's 1st-round pick in 2016
compensatory 2nd-round pick in 2016
To Arizona Coyotes
contract of Pavel Datsyuk
1st-round pick in 2016
[6]
June 25, 2016 (2016-06-25) To Tampa Bay Lightning
2nd-round pick in 2016
To Arizona Coyotes
Anthony DeAngelo
[7]
August 25, 2016 (2016-08-25) To Florida Panthers
3rd-round pick in 2017
Conditional 2nd-round pick in 2018
To Arizona Coyotes
Lawson Crouse
Dave Bolland
[8]
December 9, 2016 (2016-12-09) To Toronto Maple Leafs
Conditional 6th-round pick in 2018
To Arizona Coyotes
Peter Holland
[9]
February 1, 2017 (2017-02-01) To Dallas Stars
Justin Peters
Justin Hache
To Arizona Coyotes
Brendan Ranford
Branden Troock
[10]
February 1, 2017 (2017-02-01) To Edmonton Oilers
Henrik Samuelsson
To Arizona Coyotes
Mitch Moroz
[11]
February 20, 2017 (2017-02-20) To Calgary Flames
Michael Stone
To Arizona Coyotes
3rd-round pick in 2017
Conditional 5th-round pick in 2018
[12]
February 25, 2017 (2017-02-25) To Tampa Bay Lightning
Stefan Fournier
To Arizona Coyotes
Jeremy Morin
[13]
February 1, 2017 (2017-02-01) To Edmonton Oilers
Henrik Samuelsson
To Arizona Coyotes
Mitch Moroz
[11]
February 26, 2017 (2017-02-26) To Minnesota Wild
Martin Hanzal
Ryan White
4th-round pick in 2017
To Arizona Coyotes
1st-round pick in 2017
2nd-round pick in 2018
conditional 4th-round pick in 2019
Grayson Downing
[14]
February 27, 2017 (2017-02-27) To Minnesota Wild
Future considerations
To Arizona Coyotes
Teemu Pulkkinen
[15]