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John Anderson Named Assistant Coach In Phoenix

GLENDALE, ARIZONA—- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed John Anderson to a multi-year contract to serve as the team’s assistant coach. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are very pleased to have John join our coaching staff,” said Maloney. “John has experience as an NHL head coach in addition to having won several championships as a head coach in the American Hockey League. He sees the game from an offensive perspective and he will be counted on to help improve our offensive performance. Both he and Jim Playfair will be great additions to Dave Tippett’s staff.”

Prior to joining the Coyotes, Anderson spent 13 seasons in the Atlanta Thrashers organization as a head coach. On June 20, 2008, Anderson was named the fourth head coach of the Thrashers. Over those two seasons, he compiled a record of 70-75-19 and 159 points in the Southeast Division.

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