NHL 14: Phoenix Coyotes Guide
Written By: JCOL32
Founded / Joined: 1972 / 1979
In 1972, the franchise was founded as the original Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association. The club later moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1996 to become the Phoenix Coyotes.
The Phoenix Coyotes, a team two years removed from a Western Conference Finals appearance, will look to return to form in the 2013/14 season. The Coyotes have quietly built a very solid franchise led by captain Shane Doan, Martin Hanzal, newly acquired Mike Ribeiro, Radim Vrbata, Keith Yandle, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and coach Dave Tippett. Mike Smith will return in between the pipes for Phoenix. Expect a better season from the Yotes as they should be hovering around the last few playoff spots this season.
How to Play as the Coyotes:
The Coyotes have many underrated, unknown talents which include; Vrbata, Martin Hanzal, Mikkel Boedker, and Antoine Vermette. These players will generate a lot of good opportunities along with the likely suspects of Keith Yandle, Shane Doan, and Mike Ribeiro. Mike Smith will be a solid backstop for you while playing as Phoenix in NHL 14.
The Coyotes mascot, Howler, has his own website and wears number 96 on his jersey, which is the year the Coyotes moved from Winnipeg in 1996.