Coyotes hire Craig Cunningham as pro scout

Posted: 03/06/2017 in AHL, NHL, Sports
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Craig Cunningham is sticking with the Arizona Coyotes.

The club has signed the former player to a two-year contract to serve as a pro scout, as well as to assist in player development with the Coyotes’ prospects.

“Craig was a smart, hard-working player with an incredible passion for the game,” said general manager John Chayka. “We’re confident that he will bring those same qualities to the Coyotes in his new role and that he will be an invaluable asset to our organization. We look forward to Craig helping us in several areas and are excited that he is staying with the club.”

Cunningham’s playing career was cut short as a result of a cardiac emergency prior to a Tucson Roadrunners (AHL) game on Nov. 19, 2016. Part of his left leg was subsequently amputated in order to ensure a full recovery.

“I’m very excited to begin the next chapter of my life with the Coyotes,” said Cunningham. “I’m very grateful to John Chayka, (coach) Dave Tippett, the Coyotes and Roadrunners organizations, and all of the great fans across Arizona for the incredible support I’ve received over the past year. I’m looking forward to helping the Coyotes and I can’t wait to get started in my new role.”

Cunningham appeared in 63 NHL games as a member of the Coyotes and Boston Bruins.

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