Phoenix Coyotes

Head Coach
Wayne Gretzky
Notes:
Now in his fourth season as head coach of the Coyotes
Signed 5-year contract to remain as head coach on May 31, 2006
CAREER COYOTES REGULAR SEASON COACHING RECORD: 292 games, 130-140-22

- Recorded his 100th career win as a coach at LA, Feb. 18, 2008
- Attended 2006 Olympics in Torino as Executive Director of Team Canada
- Took leave of absence from Dec. 17-27, 2005, missing 5 games
- Coached PHX to 4-3 OT win in first return to EDM as head coach, Oct. 18, 2005
- Gained 1st road NHL coaching win on Oct. 17, 2005 at CGY (2-0)
- Captured 1st NHL head coaching win on Oct. 8, 2005 vs. MIN (2-1) in home opener
- Made NHL coaching debut on Oct. 5, 2005 at VAN (3-2 loss)

- Named Coyotes head coach on Aug. 8, 2005
- In his sixth season as managing partner and alternate governor
- Officially joined Coyotes organization on Feb. 15, 2001

- Served as Executive Director of Team Canada
-Responsible for leading Team Canada to a Gold Medal victory at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and the 2004 World Cup of hockey tittle.

- Held or shared 61 NHL records upon his final game as a player on Apr. 18, 1999
- The NHL's all-time leader in goals (894), assists (1,963), and points (2,857)
- The NHL's all-time playoff leader in goals (122), assists (260), and points (382)
- Holds NHL single-season record for goals with 92 in 1981-82
- Holds NHL single-season record for assists with 163 in 1985-86
- Holds NHL single-season record for points with 215 in 1985-86
- Won 4 Stanley Cup Championships as a player
- Won 3 Canada Cup tournament titles as a player
- Won 10 Art Trophies as NHL's leading scorer
- Won 9 Hart Trophies as league MVP
- Earned 5 Lady Byng Trophies as NHL's most gentlemanly player
- Made 18 consecutive All-Star Game appearances, winning 3 All-Star MVP awards
- Named to NHL First All-Star Team 8 times
- Named to NHL Second All-Star Team 7 times
- Ranked top hockey player of all-time by committee assembled by The Hockey News in 1997
- Had No. 99 retired by all NHL clubs following final game as a player
- Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Nov. 22, 1999
- Became 10th and final player to have three-year waiting period for Hockey Hall of Fame induction waived



Goaltenders

30 Ilya Bryzgalov G
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6'3'', 208 06/22/1980 ( 28 ), Togliatti, RUS 6 NHL / 2 PHX Season
Last Win: JAN 17, 2009 @ CALGARY
Last Shutout: JAN 10, 2009 vs DALLAS (3)
How Acquired: Claimed off waivers from Anaheim on November 17, 2007
Notes:
2008-09:
- Stopped 38 shots to record his second shutout of the season vs. DAL, Jan. 10
- Made 33 saves to record his first shutout of the season vs. CBJ, Dec. 20
- Turned aside 30 of 31 shots in a 3-1 win vs. MIN, Dec. 11
- Stopped 38 of 40 shots in a 3-2 SO loss to CHI, Nov. 18
- Made 31 saves to post his third straight win on Nov. 12 at CBJ
- Stopped 61 of 64 shots combined in the first two games (both wins) of the season

2008-09 Season highs:
Saves: 43 - Dec. 23 at COL (career-high)

GPI
Min
W
L
T
OT
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
37
2118
17
14
-
4
2
95
2.69
1019
0.915
Career
161
8908
69
59
0
17
7
373
2.51
4011
0.915


32 Mikael Tellqvist G
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6'0'', 190 09/19/1979 ( 29 ), Sundbyberg, SWE 6 NHL / 3 PHX Season
Last Win: JAN 2, 2009 vs NY ISLANDERS (1) Last Shutout: FEB 18, 2008 @ LOS ANGELES (18)
How Acquired: From Toronto for Tyson Nash and 4th round choice in the 2007 Entry Draft, Nov. 28, 2006.
Notes:
2008-09:
- Stopped a season-high 38 shots in 3-2 win at CBJ, Nov. 26
- Made his season debut on Oct. 23 vs. WSH and made 31 saves in a 2-1 win

2008-09 Season highs:
Saves: 38 - Nov. 26 at CBJ
GPI
Min
W
L
T
OT
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
12
654
6
4
1
1
0
30
2.75
315
0.913
Career
104
5660
42
39
2
8
6
286
3.03
2493
0.897