Former Coyotes GM John Chayka suspended from NHL through 2021, reports say

Jose M. Romero, Arizona Republic
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Former Coyotes general manager John Chayka has been suspended by the NHL through Dec. 31 of this year, according to multiple reports.

Chayka, who left the team last summer after terminating his contract just before the start of the postseason, was suspended for "conduct detrimental to the league and game," and cannot be involved in NHL business through this year, TSN reported.

The Coyotes had no comment on the ruling. Current GM Bill Armstrong was hired in September and the team parted ways with many front office personnel from Chayka's tenure.

John Chayka became the league's youngest general manager in 2016, at age 26.
John Chayka became the league's youngest general manager in 2016, at age 26.

There was also no further comment from the league.

Chayka was named Coyotes general manager in 2016, at age 26. He was the youngest general manager in NHL history at the time.

On July 26, 2020, the team released a scathing statement saying Chayka "quit" on the team and was disappointed in the timing of his decision.

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