The Arizona Coyotes announced earlier today that they have hired retired NHLer Steve Sullivan to serve in a dual role as the Coyotes assistant general manager and the general manager of their AHL affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners.
Sullivan is a veteran of 1011 NHL games, during which he complied 290 goals and 457 assists for 747 career points. He joins the Coyotes management staff after serving as a developmental coach in the team’s system since 2014.
During his career Sullivan was known as a streaky goalscorer with blazing speed and a keen offensive instincts. Utilizing his right-handed shot from the left side, Sullivan was able to thrive in the NHL for well over a decade despite his diminutive stature. Standing at just 5’7” and weighing just over 155 lbs, Sullivan was one of the smallest players in the NHL during an era where size was crucial.