Arizona Coyotes hire John Ferguson as assistant general manager

Former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager John Ferguson Jr. has been hired by the Arizona Coyotes. (Ryan Remiorz/CP)

The Arizona Coyotes announced on Wednesday that John Ferguson will be the team's new assistant general manager.

“We are very pleased to name John as our new assistant general manager,” said Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong. “John is extremely knowledgeable about the game and with 20-plus years in the NHL, brings a tremendous amount of experience to our hockey operations department. We are thrilled to have him join our team and I am looking forward to working with him.”

Ferguson brings a wealth of NHL experience to this position, most recently over the last seven seasons in the front office with the Bruins. He served as the director of pro scouting for the San Jose Sharks from 2008-2014. Prior to that, he spent four-plus seasons as the vice president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ferguson also worked six seasons with the St. Louis Blues as their assistant general manager and director of hockey operations (1997-2003).

In addition to his role with the Coyotes, Ferguson will serve as the general manager of Arizona's AHL affiliate the Tucson Roadrunners.

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