Glendale, Arizona - Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations & General Manager John Chayka announced that the Coyotes have signed Lindsay Hofford to a multi-year contract to serve as the club's Assistant General Manager-Director of Scouting.

"I believe the most important part of my role is to recruit talented people," said Chayka. "Lindsay is a best in class talent evaluator that will be an asset to our entire organization and complement the existing infrastructure we have in place."

Hofford, 55, 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.