Steve Sullivan Named Coyotes Interim GM

GLENDALE, ARIZONA — The Arizona Coyotes issued the following statement Sunday regarding John Chayka. Tucson Roadrunners General Manager Steve Sullivan has been named the Arizona Coyotes Interim General Manager.

“John Chayka has quit as the General Manager and President of Hockey Operations of the Arizona Coyotes. 

“The Club is disappointed in his actions and his timing as the Coyotes prepare to enter the NHL’s hub city of Edmonton, where the team will begin post-season play for the first time since 2012. Chayka has chosen to quit on a strong and competitive team, a dedicated staff, and the Arizona Coyotes fans, the greatest fans in the NHL.  

“The Club is moving forward and has named Steve Sullivan as Interim General Manager. He has the full support of the entire organization including team ownership, executive leadership, players, and coaches.  

“The Club will have no further comment on the matter, as the Club remains focused on the opportunity to pursue a Stanley Cup.”

Tucson Notes:

  • The Roadrunners have two Pacific Division Championships in three seasons with Steve Sullivan as General Manager.
  • Tucson has the best record in the Pacific Division during Sullivan’s tenure with Tucson at 112-65-11-6.