Assistant General Manager
Steve Sullivan enters his second season as
the team’s Assistant General Manager. He was
promoted to the position on May 18, 2017. In his
role, Sullivan also serves as General Manager of the
Tucson Roadrunners, the team’s American Hockey
League (AHL) affiliate, in addition to overseeing the
Coyotes’ amateur player development staff.
Sullivan, 44, joined the Coyotes hockey
operations department on September 8, 2014 as the team’s
Development Coach. On May 26, 2016, he was promoted to Director
of Player Development.
Sullivan joined the organization after a 16-year NHL career that
included stints with the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago
Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins and Coyotes.
The Timmins, Ontario native totaled 290-457-
747 in 1,011 career NHL games. He also recorded
9-14-23 in 50 career Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Sullivan collected 5-7-12 in 33 contests with the
Coyotes in 2012-13, and appeared in his 1,000th
career NHL game on March 28, 2013 against
In 2009, Sullivan was the recipient of the
Bill Masterton Trophy, which is awarded each
year to the National Hockey League player who
best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance,
sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Sullivan became the first
player in Predators history to win an NHL award.
Steve and his wife, Kristen, have four children, Aidyn, Garner,
Drake and Karlisle.
Assistant General Manager
Director of Scouting
Lindsay Hofford is in his first season as the
Coyotes’ Assistant General Manager-Director of
The 55-year-old Hofford joins the Coyotes
with over 25 years of coaching and professional
scouting experience. He is the Founder & CEO
of Pro Hockey Development Group, which was
established in 1992. Pro Hockey Development specializes in
hockey development for players of all ages.
The Woodridge, ON native has also served as Director of Hockey
at the Hill Academy in Vaughan, ON. He worked as an amateur
scout for the Toronto Maple Leafs since 2015 and as a consultant
for the London Knights.
Hofford also coached for six years in the CHL
with the Knights and Lethbridge Hurricanes. Over
100 current or former NHL players including Rick
Nash, Brent Seabrook, Corey Perry, Kris Versteeg
have played or trained with Hofford.
He graduated with political science and
sociology degrees from the University of Guelph.
Lindsay’s wife, Vickie, is President of Pro Hockey
Development Group. His son, Callum, attends the
University of Salem State where he is a Jr. Varsity
All American defenseman and a Sports Management major.
Hofford’s daughter, Rachael, is pursuing her Master’s degree
in English literature at the University of Western. Son, Adam
Panacci, is a Jr. A hockey player with the North York Rangers
while daughter, Nicole Panacci, is a Communications major at the
University of Guelph.