The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the club has signed Steve Sullivan to a multi-year contract to serve as the club’s assistant general manager.
Chris O’Hearn will continue to serve as the Coyotes assistant general manager/hockey operations.
Sullivan, 42, joined the Coyotes hockey operations department on September 8, 2014, as the team’s development coach. On May 26, 2016, he was promoted to director of player development. In his new role, Sullivan will serve as the general manager for the Tucson Roadrunners (AHL) in addition to overseeing the Coyotes’ amateur player development staff.
Prior to joining the Coyotes front office, Sullivan played 16 seasons in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Coyotes. He also played 143 games in the American Hockey League, winning a Calder Cup with the Albany River Rats in 1995 and appearing in two AHL All-Star Classics.
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.