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Coyotes add Sullivan as development coach

Arizona Coyotes general manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed Steve Sullivan to a multi-year agreement to serve as the team’s development coach.

Sullivan will oversee Coyotes amateur player development in addition to working with coaches and players in Portland (AHL) during the season. He joins the organization after a 16-year NHL career that included stints with the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins and Coyotes.

The Timmins, Ont., native totaled 747 points in 1,011 career NHL games. Before breaking into the NHL, Sullivan won a Calder Cup championship with the Albany River Rats in 1995 and was an AHL All-Star in 1995 and 1996.

In 2009, Sullivan was the recipient of the Bill Masterton Trophy, which is awarded each year to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.