Coyotes sign GM Chayka to long-term extension

The Arizona Coyotes have signed general manager and president of hockey operations John Chayka to a long-term extension, the team announced on Monday.

Chayka became the youngest GM in NHL history when he took over the Coyotes in May 2016 at the age of 26. Prior to joining the Coyotes organization as an assistant GM in 2015, he co-founded the hockey analytics firm Stathletes.

Arizona has failed to return to the playoffs during his tenure, but the club is off to a 9-6-2 start this season.

Chayka has locked up the team's core over the last few seasons, signing Nick Schmaltz, Christian Dvorak, Clayton Keller, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and Jakob Chychrun to contracts lasting at least six years. He's also made several key additions, most notably trading for Phil Kessel this summer and dealing for starting goalie Darcy Kuemper in 2018.

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