Doug Sulliman, who has been out of the NHL since 1996, was hired Thursday as an assistant coach for the Coyotes.
Sulliman played 11 years in the NHL from 1979-90 and then was an assistant coach with the New Jersey Devils from 1990-93. After that, Sullivan spent 11 years working on Wall Street and five years in the insurance industry. He also spent time as a television analyst for Devils broadcasts during the 1995-96 season.
“We are excited to add Doug to the Coyotes coaching staff,” Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said. “He has a great hockey background and I believe will provide the kind of support our young players require to advance their development.”
Terms of Sulliman’s deal were not disclosed.
Sulliman, 48, played for New York, Hartford, New Jersey and Philadelphia during his career, recording 160 goals and 168 assists in 631 regular-season games. His best season came in 1981-82 for the Hartford Whalers, when he established career-highs in goals (29), assists (40) and points (69).