2017–18 Arizona Coyotes season

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2017–18 Arizona Coyotes
Division 8th Pacific
Conference 15th Western
2017–18 record 29–41–12
Home record 16–21–4
Road record 13–20–8
Goals for 208
Goals against 256
Team information
General Manager John Chayka
Coach Rick Tocchet
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Alex Goligoski
Niklas Hjalmarsson
Brad Richardson
Derek Stepan
Arena Gila River Arena
Minor league affiliate(s) Tucson Roadrunners (AHL)
Fort Wayne Komets (ECHL)
Team leaders
Goals Clayton Keller (23)
Assists Clayton Keller
Derek Stepan (42)
Points Clayton Keller (65)
Penalties in minutes Max Domi (73)
Plus/minus Trevor Murphy (+5)
Wins Antti Raanta (21)
Goals against average Antti Raanta (2.24)

The 2017–18 Arizona Coyotes season was the 39th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 22, 1979, the 22nd season since the franchise relocated from Winnipeg following the 1995–96 NHL season,[1] and the 46th overall, including the World Hockey Association years.

Off-season[edit]

On June 22, 2017, the Coyotes announced they have mutually parted ways with head coach Dave Tippett. He was named the team's 17th head coach on September 24, 2009. During his tenure, the team went 282–257–83, and made the postseason three times, but only won two series.[2]

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Pacific Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Vegas Golden Knights 82 51 24 7 47 272 228 +44 109
2 x – Anaheim Ducks 82 44 25 13 40 235 216 +19 101
3 x – San Jose Sharks 82 45 27 10 40 252 229 +23 100
4 x – Los Angeles Kings 82 45 29 8 43 239 203 +36 98
5 Calgary Flames 82 37 35 10 35 218 248 −30 84
6 Edmonton Oilers 82 36 40 6 31 234 263 −29 78
7 Vancouver Canucks 82 31 40 11 31 218 264 −46 73
8 Arizona Coyotes 82 29 41 12 27 208 256 −48 70
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Central Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Nashville Predators 82 53 18 11 47 267 211 +56 117
2 x – Winnipeg Jets 82 52 20 10 48 277 218 +59 114
3 x – Minnesota Wild 82 45 26 11 42 253 232 +21 101
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.
Top 3 (Pacific Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Vegas Golden Knights 82 51 24 7 47 272 228 +44 109
2 x – Anaheim Ducks 82 44 25 13 40 235 216 +19 101
3 x – San Jose Sharks 82 45 27 10 40 252 229 +23 100
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 – Los Angeles Kings 82 45 29 8 43 239 203 +36 98
2 CE x – Colorado Avalanche 82 43 30 9 41 257 237 +20 95
3 CE St. Louis Blues 82 44 32 6 41 226 222 +4 94
4 CE Dallas Stars 82 42 32 8 38 235 225 +10 92
5 PA Calgary Flames 82 37 35 10 35 218 248 −30 84
6 PA Edmonton Oilers 82 36 40 6 31 234 263 −29 78
7 CE Chicago Blackhawks 82 33 39 10 32 229 256 −27 76
8 PA Vancouver Canucks 82 31 40 11 31 218 264 −46 73
9 PA Arizona Coyotes 82 29 41 12 27 208 256 −48 70
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and results[edit]

Preseason[edit]

The team's preseason schedule was released on June 15, 2017.[3]

Regular season[edit]

The team's regular season schedule was published on June 22, 2017.[5]

2017–18 game log

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

Player statistics[edit]

Final[6]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular season[6]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Antti Raanta 47 46 2,599:07 21 17 6 97 2.24 1388 .930 3 0 0 0
Scott Wedgewood 20 17 1,096:30 5 9 4 63 3.45 587 .893 1 0 0 2
Darcy Kuemper 10 10 596:40 2 6 2 32 3.22 317 .899 1 0 0 0
Adin Hill 4 4 240:45 1 3 0 14 3.49 129 .891 0 0 0 0
Louis Domingue 7 5 387:45 0 6 0 28 4.33 194 .856 0 0 0 0
Marek Langhamer 1 0 28:53 0 0 0 0 0.00 10 1.000 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

Transactions[edit]

The Coyotes have been involved in the following transactions during the 2017–18 season.