Coyotes to change team name to 'Arizona Coyotes' at NHL Draft

Jun 9, 6:08 PM

The Phoenix Coyotes have expedited the change of the team's name; as per the club's official website, "the Coyotes team name will officially change to 'Arizona Coyotes' at the NHL Draft June 27" instead of at the beginning of next season, as originally planned.

Team president, CEO and co-owner Anthony LeBlanc is already showing off the new label:

Feb 2, 10:33 AM

PHOTO: Coyotes planning to wear throwback jerseys next season

Feb 2, 10:33 AM

On top of moving forward with the name "Arizona Coyotes" beginning in 2014-15, the team has confirmed they will honor their past for at least one game next season.

The look may be similar to this jersey sported by Nikolai Khabibulin back in 1996 (courtesy of icethetics).

The team may also consider a full rebrand at some point in the future, according to Craig Morgan of FOX Sports Arizona.

Jan 29, 1:00 PM

Coyotes to change team name to Arizona Coyotes at start of 2014-15 season

Jan 29, 1:00 PM

Phoenix Coyotes CEO Anthony LeBlanc announced on Wednesday that the Phoenix Coyotes will officially change their name to the Arizona Coyotes beginning at the start of the 2014-15 NHL season, via the team's official website.

"Becoming the Arizona Coyotes makes sense for us since we play our games in Glendale and the city is such a great partner of ours," he said in the statement. "We also want to be recognized as not just the hockey team for Glendale or Phoenix, but the team for the entire state of Arizona and the Southwest. We hope that the name ‘Arizona’ will encourage more fans from all over the state, not just the valley, to embrace and support our team."

The Coyotes will retain the current uniforms, with the addition of a shoulder patch for both home and road jerseys.