Ryan Smith, owner of the Utah Jazz and the newest NHL team.
Photo credit: The Salt Lake Tribune

Ryan Smith officially announces GM and Head Coach for Utah

Published April 19, 2024 at 9:40 PM

NHL Utah are ready to make their debut in 2024-25, and now, we know exactly who will be behind the bench and in the front office when their tenure begins.

The past week has been a whirlwind for both the Arizona Coyotes and the newest NHL franchise in Utah, and now, with everything becoming official, the next few months will be chaotic. There's still so many questions left to be answered, but on Friday, new owner Ryan Smith has revealed the names that will be in the Head Coach and General Manager role.

Ryan Smith confirms GM Bill Armstrong and head coach Andre Tourigny will remain with the NHL Utah franchise.

His message to the players: «We'll get everyone in the first year; it's your job to keep them there.»

Unsurprisingly, the two names from the Coyotes in those positions will remain, as Utah inherit an incredibly promising roster who will look to continue their momentum and chemistry moving forward. We don't yet know the team name, the colour scheme and what they will do in free agency and in the 2024 NHL Draft, but now we're getting some answers with the rest likely to come in the next few weeks.
April 19   |   586 answers
Ryan Smith officially announces GM and Head Coach for Utah

Can Utah feature in the playoffs in their first season?

Yes24341.5 %
No34358.5 %
Latest 10 stories