Glendale, Arizona - Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today the Coyotes 23-man roster for Opening Night. The Coyotes roster includes two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 14 forwards.
Josh Archibald, Jakob Chychrun, Christian Dvorak and Alex Galchenyuk will open the season on injured reserve (IR).
Number | Player | Position
4 | Niklas Hjalmarsson | Defenseman
6 | Jakob Chychrun | Defenseman*
9 | Clayton Keller | Right Wing
11 | Brendan Perlini | Left Wing
12 | Laurent Dauphin | Center
13 | Vinnie Hinostroza | Left Wing
14 | Richard Panik | Right Wing
15 | Brad Richardson | Center
17 | Alex Galchenyuk | Center*
18 | Christian Dvorak | Center*
20 | Dylan Strome | Center
21 | Derek Stepan | Center
22 | Barrett Hayton | Center
23 | Oliver Ekman-Larsson | Defenseman
25 | Nick Cousins | Center
29 | Mario Kempe | Right Wing
32 | Antti Raanta | Goaltender
33 | Alex Goligoski | Defenseman
35 | Darcy Kuemper | Goaltender
36 | Christian Fischer | Right Wing
40 | Michael Grabner | Right Wing
44 | Kevin Connauton | Defenseman
45 | Josh Archibald | Right Wing*
46 | Ilya Lyubushkin | Defenseman
55 | Jason Demers | Defenseman
67 | Lawson Crouse | Left Wing
82 | Jordan Oesterle | Defenseman
* injured reserve
The Coyotes also announced that defenseman Trevor Murphy has been assigned to the Tucson Roadrunners, the club's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate.
The Coyotes will open their regular season on Thursday, October 4 at the Dallas Stars. They will host the Anaheim Ducks for their home opener on Saturday, October 6 at Gila River Arena. Game time is 6 p.m. For ticket information, please visit ArizonaCoyotes.com or call 480-563-PUCK (7825).