Broadcaster Pierre McGuire interviewed for Coyotes CEO role


For the first time since the late 90s, Pierre McGuire could soon be back in an NHL organization.

The Arizona Coyotes currently find themselves in the middle of a GM search following the recent departure of John Chayka, and it looks like McGuire is in the mix for the role.

“The longtime broadcaster working at NBC has had a few conversations with the Coyotes about this opening,” Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston said on Saturday during Hockey night in Canada“Securities” segment. “Another name that came out this week was Jason Karmanos, the assistant general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

While McGuire is well-known as a broadcaster, the 59-year-old spent part of six seasons in the NHL during the ’90s, serving as a scout and assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins – winning a Stanley Cup with the club as an assistant coach in 1992 – before becoming an assistant coach, head coach and general manager of the Hartford Whalers and scout for the Ottawa Senators.

After Chayka left for the desert, Steve Sullivan assumed the role of general manager while the club conducts its research.

“What interests me here is that Steve Sullivan, who is in the interim position, is taking the calls right now,” said Johnston.

“It’s kind of that weird offseason, and I know there’s a lot of interest in Darcy Kuemper, the goalie there, from a business perspective. So in the context of this GM research, he’s also talking to some trades teams.


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