St. Louis Blues assistant general manager and director of amateur scouting Bill Armstrong is the lead candidate for the Arizona Coyotes’ general manager opening, reports Arizona Sports’ John Gambadoro.
The Coyotes cut ties with former general manager John Chayka in late July, with Steve Sullivan taking over the job in an interim role. Chayka had previously taken over the job in May of 2016, replacing Don Maloney, who had held the job for the previous nine seasons.
In late August, the NHL announced the Coyotes had been penalized for scouting violations and would lose their second-round draft pick this year and their first-round pick next year.
Armstrong has been with the Blues since 2004, making his way up the front office ranks in St. Louis and earning the assistant GM title in 2018.
The Coyotes made the 2020 NHL Playoffs after qualifying via a series win over the Nashville Predators and were eliminated by the Colorado Avalanche.