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A first Coyotes player abandons the team before the move to Utah

Published April 16, 2024 at 3:38 PM
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A first young player has just left the Arizona Coyotes organization before their relocation to Salt Lake City.

It was to be expected.

The young player Patrik Koch is leaving the ship and will abandon the Coyotes before the relocation to Salt Lake City, and there could be more to follow.




This is reminiscent of what happened last summer with Logan Cooley and Clayton Keller, but in Koch's case, he went through with it.

Patrik Koch Leaves the Coyotes



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The move is not yet official, let's highlight that, but everything indicates that it's only a matter of time before it happens.

According to recent information, Patrik Koch, who signed a contract with the Coyotes last summer, would indeed leave the team and join a KHL team.

Don't be surprised if there are a few more announcements like this over the summer.

Will Clayton Keller's father make headlines again? Will Koch's decision inspire others?

It seems obvious that many players, especially the younger ones, are really not happy with how things are turning out.

Koch is a Slovak left-handed defenseman who accumulated 15 points in 62 games this season in Tucson (97 penalty minutes). He is a robust player, coveted by several teams last summer.

Perhaps he should have chosen a team other than Arizona?


Credit: Puck Reporter - Coyotes defenseman Patrik Koch to abandon team prior to relocation.
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