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Arizona Coyotes terminate contract of assistant GM Steve Sullivan

Oct 14, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; The Arizona Coyotes logo is reflected on the ice prior to the game against the Boston Bruins at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 14, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; The Arizona Coyotes logo is reflected on the ice prior to the game against the Boston Bruins at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Coyotes terminated the contract of assistant general manager and executive vice president of hockey operations Steve Sullivan, the team announced Thursday.

No reason was provided, and the Coyotes declared they will not be filling the assistant GM vacancy this season.

Sullivan, 46, had worked with the Coyotes in a variety of capacities since 2014. He joined the club as a development coach and was promoted two years later to director of player development before being tabbed as assistant general manager of the Coyotes in 2017. He also was GM of the Tucson Roadrunners, the team’s American Hockey League affiliate.

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Sullivan was named as the interim general manager of the Coyotes after John Chayka’s resignation in July. Bill Armstrong was named the team’s 10th general manager in franchise history two months later.

Sullivan enjoyed a 16-season NHL career as a player. He collected 747 points (290 goals, 457 assists) in 1,011 career games with the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins and then-Phoenix Coyotes.

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–Field Level Media