Yotes name Chayka and O'Hearn Asst. GMs - Tucson News Now

Yotes name Chayka and O'Hearn Asst. GMs

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed John Chayka to a multi-year contract to serve as the team's Assistant General Manager/Analytics. The Coyotes also announced that Chris O'Hearn has been promoted to serve as the team's Assistant General Manager/Hockey Operations.

In addition, Maloney announced that Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager Darcy Regier will serve as General Manager of the Springfield Falcons, the Coyotes' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. As per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

"John brings a unique skill set to our management team and is an important addition to our staff," said Maloney. "Chris continues to expand his role in our hockey operations department and will play a key role moving forward."

Chayka will be involved in all areas of hockey operations including NHL, minor league and amateur player evaluation as well as player development and coaching support. Prior to joining the Coyotes, he co-founded and served as Director of Hockey Operations at Stathletes Inc. since 2009. Stathletes is a hockey analytics firm that tracks data through an intensive video analysis process and breaks down the game to provide objective insight into player and team performance tendencies.

The 25-year-old native of Jordan Station, Ontario earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 2014.

O'Hearn completed his eighth season with the Coyotes in 2014-15. As a member of Arizona's hockey operations management team, the 33-year-old O'Hearn is responsible for player contract research and negotiations, scheduling, salary arbitration, salary cap management as well as the evaluation of pro and amateur players. He also is involved with fiscal and strategic planning, compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and administration with the NHL's Central Registry as well as the day-to-day operations of the hockey department.

The Winnipeg, Manitoba native earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Arizona State University in 2004. O'Hearn also graduated from the New England School of Law in 2007. 

  • SportsMore>>

  • BREAKING

    Suns select Deandre Ayton as top overall pick

    Suns select Deandre Ayton as top overall pick

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:40:38 GMT
    Deandre Ayton was selected No. 1 by the Phoenix Suns in the NBA draft Thursday, June 21. (Source: Associated Press)Deandre Ayton was selected No. 1 by the Phoenix Suns in the NBA draft Thursday, June 21. (Source: Associated Press)
    Deandre Ayton was selected No. 1 by the Phoenix Suns in the NBA draft Thursday, June 21. (Source: Associated Press)Deandre Ayton was selected No. 1 by the Phoenix Suns in the NBA draft Thursday, June 21. (Source: Associated Press)

    The Phoenix Suns selected former University of Arizona star Deandre Ayton with the top overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.

    The Phoenix Suns selected former University of Arizona star Deandre Ayton with the top overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.

  • Mickelson apologizes 4 days after violating golf rules

    Mickelson apologizes 4 days after violating golf rules

    Phil Mickelson has apologized four days after intentionally violating golf rules by hitting a moving ball on the green at the U.S. Open.
    Phil Mickelson has apologized four days after intentionally violating golf rules by hitting a moving ball on the green at the U.S. Open.
  • Arizona’s Deandre Ayton top choice among bigs in NBA draft

    Arizona’s Deandre Ayton top choice among bigs in NBA draft

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-06-19 21:26:59 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:58:11 GMT
    FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, Arizona forward Deandre Ayton (13) shoots in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game against Colorado, in Tucson, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, Arizona forward Deandre Ayton (13) shoots in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game against Colorado, in Tucson, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
    FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, Arizona forward Deandre Ayton (13) shoots in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game against Colorado, in Tucson, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, Arizona forward Deandre Ayton (13) shoots in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game against Colorado, in Tucson, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

    Arizona’s Deandre Ayton was a force in his lone college season and looks like the favorite to land with Phoenix as the No. 1 overall pick. 

    Arizona’s Deandre Ayton was a force in his lone college season and looks like the favorite to land with Phoenix as the No. 1 overall pick. 

Powered by Frankly