According to Craig Morgan of The Athletic (subscription required) the Arizona Coyotes have parted ways with Ahron Cohen, who has been with the club in various capacities for the last five years. Cohen was named president and CEO in 2018.
The Coyotes were purchased by Alex Meruelo last summer, who may want to install his own hand-picked head of business operations. Cohen did not run the hockey operations side, which is still under the control of John Chayka.
- Jori Lehtera is staying in the KHL for another season, after signing a one-year deal with Spartak today. The former St. Louis Blues and Philadelphia Flyers forward last played in the NHL during the 2018-19 season, but found himself playing for SKA St. Petersburg during the most recent campaign. The 32-year old is a former Olympic, World Championship and World Cup competitor for Finland and scored 111 points in 307 NHL games.
- Alexei Vasilevskiy, the older brother of a certain Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender, broke out offensively this season with 26 points in 59 games for Yekaterinburg. That doesn’t mean he’s going to be following his sibling to North America however, as the 27-year old defenseman has re-signed with the squad for another three seasons.