NHL reportedly suspends ex-Coyotes GM John Chayka for rest of year
The ruling handed down by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Monday stated that the former Arizona Coyotes general manager “engaged in conduct detrimental to the league, breached his obligation to the club, and was properly terminated by the club.”
Chayka suddenly left his position with the Coyotes in late July, with the team issuing a statement saying that he had “quit” right before the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The former GM responded by saying he was leaving due to “the situation created by ownership.”
At the time, Chayka had three years remaining on his contract in Arizona.
According to ESPN’s Emily Kaplan, Chayka is prevented from working for any NHL team through the end of the year. This punishment is not related to the Coyotes’ being docked two draft picks because of scouting combine policy violations, which happened during his time as GM.