(AP) — A person familiar with the situation has told The Associated Press that the Arizona Coyotes will promote 26-year-old John Chayka to general manager, making him the youngest GM in NHL history.
The Coyotes have scheduled a news conference Thursday to introduce Chayka, the person said on condition of anonymity because the official announcement has not been made.
Chayka will replace Don Maloney, who was fired on April 11 after nine seasons as GM.
Chayka was hired last year as an assistant GM after serving as director of hockey operations for Stathletes, a hockey analytics firm he co-founded in 2009.
Coach Dave Tippett, who was retained after Maloney’s firing, is expected to have a larger role in Arizona’s hockey operations under Chayka.