Coyotes agree to long-term extension with GM Maloney

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Updated: 5/24/2013 5:31 pm

Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - The Phoenix Coyotes on Friday agreed to a long-term contract extension with executive vice president and general manager Don Maloney.

Per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

"We are very pleased that Don has agreed to sign a long-term contract extension with the Coyotes," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said. "Since joining the team in 2007, Don has done an outstanding job managing his team and building a competitive roster that has produced on the ice, even given less than ideal circumstances off the ice."

Under Maloney's guidance for the past six seasons, the Coyotes have posted a record of 230-172-56 and reached the postseason three times.

During the 2011-12 campaign, the 54-year-old Maloney helped Phoenix compile a 42-27-13 record, securing the franchise's first division championship en route to the franchise's first appearance in the Western Conference Final.

Maloney received the inaugural NHL General Manager of the Year Award following the 2009-10 season. The team finished the 2009-10 campaign with a record of 50-25-7 for 107 points, setting new franchise records for wins, home wins (29), points, and longest home winning streak (10 games; Nov. 21-Dec. 29) while qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2002.

The Coyotes finished this past season with a 21-18-9 mark.

"I am grateful to continue working for this franchise," said Maloney. "We have a strong core of talented people, both on and off the ice, who are committed to building a championship team and a first class organization."

The Ontario native was the 26th overall pick in the 1978 draft, and enjoyed a 13-year NHL career with the Rangers, Hartford Whalers and Islanders.

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