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Arizona Coyotes Hire John Madden as New Assistant Coach

Arizona Coyotes players celebrate after defeating the Nashville Predators at Gila River Arena. Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Coyotes have hired three-time Stanley Cup champion, John Madden, as their new assistant coach.

The team announced the latest addition this Tuesday morning via Twitter,

John Madden joins the Coyotes with a rather impressive resume. Before becoming an NHL coach, Madden skated on the ice for thirteen years. During his time as a player, he scored 165 goals and won three NHL titles.

Throughout his college days at the University of Michigan, Madden set the NCAA record for most shorthanded goals in a single season.

The once standout player has contributed as a scout for the Montreal Canadians, a head coach for the Florida Panthers, a head coach for the Cleveland Monsters, and most recently the assistant coach for the San Jose Sharks.

John Madden will now look to carry over his successes to the Arizona Coyotes. The team is confident that he can bring a new spark to Arizona after a disappointing couple of seasons.

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