Report: Coyotes to hire Andre Tourigny as next head coach

Andre Tourigny, pictured as coach of the Ottawa 67's. (Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images)

The Arizona Coyotes are set to name André Tourigny, who most recently led Canada to a silver medal at the 2021 world juniors, as their next head coach, according to beat reporter Craig Morgan.

The Coyotes announced Wednesday night that general manager Bill Armstrong will hold a press conference Thursday to announce the hiring of a new coach at 11 a.m. MT / 1 p.m. ET.

Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported earlier this week in his 31 Thoughts column that the Coyotes had done "a very deep dive" on Tourigny.

Tourigny has also served as head coach of the Ottawa 67's for the past three seasons, accruing a 198-130-52 regular-season record and two division titles.

He previously spent time with the Ottawa Senators and the Colorado Avalanche as an assistant coach, and was behind the bench in the QMJHL for 12 years.

The Coyotes parted ways with former coach Rick Tocchet in May after the team missed the playoffs for the seventh time in eight seasons.

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