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Coyotes defenseman Patrik Koch to abandon team prior to relocation

Published April 15, 2024 at 4:11 PM

Arizona Coyotes player Patrik Koch is set to abandon the team ahead of their relocation to Salt Lake City which could trigger to more players leaving.

The Arizona Coyotes are in the process of relocating to Salt Lake City following this season. On Friday night, the team reportedly held a meeting with players to discuss the situation. Despite no official statements from the organization, Chairman & Governor Alex Meruelo acknowledged the concerns about the team's future.

"Statement from Arizona Coyotes Chairman & Governor Alex Meruelo

There has been a lot of discussion in recent days about the future of the Arizona Coyotes. I understand and empathize with the concerns of our fans, our community, our partners, our players, our front office, and all of our team members. I hope to address these issues as soon as I am able to speak on the topics.

We are focused on a myriad of issues that are unresolved, and therefore we are unable to make any official public comments at this time. However, you have my commitment that I am going to speak on all of these issues and publicly address all of your concerns as promptly as possible.


Alex Meruelo
Chairman & Governor"

According to recent rumors, defenseman Patrik Koch, who signed a one-year deal with the Coyotes last summer, is set to leave the team and join the KHL in Russia.

Given the potential relocation, such player departures may not be unexpected.

Further updates on this situation are anticipated.

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