Editor’s note: In conjunction with Hockey Buzz.com’s NHL’s all-time computer tournament, Fungosports.com is selecting each franchise’s All-time best team.

This is the Arizona Coyotes’ list of the top players of all-time:

(Editor’s note: Even though technically the Coyotes can claim players from the former Winnipeg Jets, for the purpose of this team we are only considering players who played in Arizona).

First Line

Keith Tkachuk: He scored 52 goals in 1996-97 to establish the second record for goals since the team moved to Arizona. Tkachuk was a fiery rough-and-ready power forward.

Jeremy Roenick: JR never scored fewer than 24 goals in his five seasons in Arizona. He topped 70 points three times.

Shane Doan: He is Mr. Coyote. Unquestionably, he is the most believed figure in the Coyotes’ history. With 955 points, Doan is also the franchise’s leading point producer by a country mile. The closest player to him is Roenick who has 379.

Second line

Clayton Keller: Only in his third season, slick puck-handler Keller has already established that he one of the most dynamic offensive players in the franchise’s history.

Martin Hanzal: In 10 seasons in Arizona, the 6-6 center showed he was one of the franchise’s best two-way centers.

Radim Vrbata:  He scored 20 or more goals five times for the Coyotes, with a high of 35 in 2011-12.  Vrbata was a journeyman player who had his best seasons in Arizona.

Third line

Ladislav Nagy: He scored 21 or more goals for three consecutive seasons and currently ranks among the franchise’s Top 10 scorers.

Max Domi: He was the Coyotes’ first-round pick in 2013 and was traded before he matured into a top player. But his skill was evident in Arizona.

Phil Kessel: In his first season with the Coyotes, Kessel has shown he is among the most dangerous offensive players the team has ever had.

Fourth line

Daniel Briere: A Coyotes’ first round pick in 1996, Briere blossomed into a 32-goal scorer in 2001-02.

Derek Stepan:  In his third season with the Coyotes, Stepan is smart, versatile center with the capability of registering 50 to 60 points.

Rick Tocchet: Today, Tocchet is the Coyotes’ highly respected coach, but he was a hard-hitting scorer for the Coyotes for three seasons (1997-2000). He netted 26 goals twice.


First pairing

Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Considered the talented defenseman in Coyotes’ history, Ekman Larsson has scored 12 or more goals seven times. He scored 23 and 21 goals in 2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively.

Keith Yandle:  Ranked No. 2 among defenseman on the Coyotes’ all-time scoring list, Yandle scored 10 or more goals for four consecutive seasons from 2009-2013. He is a superb power play point man.

Second pairing

Teppo Numminen: In 2010, the Coyotes enshrined Numminen’s No. 27 in the team’s Ring of Honor. He was very popular with fans.

Zbynek Michalek: Ranking third (with 624) on the franchise’s all-time games played list, Michalek is remember as a dependable, defense-first contributor.

Third pairing

Derek Morris: Only four players have played more games than Morris on the Coyotes’ defense. He played 544 games with the team. He was rarely spectacular, but usually effective.

Keith Carney: Steadiness marked Carney’s four seasons as a Coyotes defenseman. He was +46 in his four seasons and gave his team a defensive-minded presence.


Ilya Brzgalov: Owning a 130-92-27 record, Bryzgalov is the most successful goalie in the Coyotes’ history. He posted 21 shutouts with a .917 in four seasons with the Coyotes.

Sean Burke: The 6-4 netminder had four winning seasons with the Coyotes with a 2.39 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage.