By Emily Langer—PHOENIX—Arizona Coyotes owner and CEO Anthony LeBlanc announced that he would be retiring at the end of the season, but he will remain with the team for the foreseeable future.
LeBlan said that his retirement would be for a variety of reasons.
He will be retiring for a number of reasons, and the most important of which is to spend more time with his family.
He has had a great run in Arizona, and he said he will be a part of that history.
He’s also retiring as a player.
“The Arizona Coyotes are a great franchise,” LeBlans stated.
“It’s my dream job, and I’m leaving it here for the fans and players to take advantage of.
I know I’ve earned that.”
LeBlanc, who turns 80 on Tuesday, was a first-round pick by the Coyotes in 1984.
He spent three seasons with the franchise, winning three Stanley Cups in addition to four more in a six-year span.
The Coyotes had the franchise’s first-ever Stanley Cup in 2002, and LeBlanchs final NHL appearance came in 2008.
He led the Coyotes to three consecutive playoff appearances from 2006-08, but was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in 2013.
The Coyotes are now in their 15th season, and they are in their first post-LeBlanch era as they look to make their first appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 1997.
Leblanc, however, has been outspoken about the state of the franchise and its future.
In an interview with the Arizona Republic last month, he said that he thinks that the Coyotes have been a good franchise for a long time and that he feels bad for those who will never see that opportunity again.
LeBlan has been a key member of the organization since its inception, and has been one of the NHL’s most vocal figures.
In addition to the Coyotes winning Stanley Cups and being the first NHL franchise to ever win a second title in 2017, the team was also named the 2015 NHL Awards’ Most Valuable Player and was the league’s first franchise to win the Presidents’ Trophy in 2001.
The team also won the Presidents Trophy in 2004.
Leblanc has a wealth of experience on and off the ice, including coaching in the National Hockey League, where he was the coach of the Philadelphia Flyers for five seasons.
He also served as a general manager in the AHL for two seasons before being named an assistant coach of his former team the Vancouver Canucks in 2018.
LeBLanc was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 2017 and is currently the head coach of a team in the American Hockey League.
He is the only coach in the NHL who is a former NHL coach.
He was the head man for the Boston Bruins during the 2016-17 NHL season, as well as the Boston Celtics from 2014-16.
LeBanc is currently a member of Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey.
He spoke with reporters prior to Team Canada’s victory in the 2017 IIHF World Championship.
The Canadian team was coached by his former Bruins teammate, Claude Julien, and played in the World Championships in 2015, 2016 and 2017.