AP Source: Coyotes president Cohen no longer with team

JOHN MARSHALL (AP Sports Writer)
The Associated Press
The Gila River Arena, home of the Arizona Coyotes hockey team, is closed as the Coyotes' scheduled game with the Vancouver Canucks was canceled Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. The NHL is suspending its season amid the coronavirus outbreak, the league announced Thursday. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
The Gila River Arena, home of the Arizona Coyotes hockey team, is closed as the Coyotes' scheduled game with the Vancouver Canucks was canceled Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. The NHL is suspending its season amid the coronavirus outbreak, the league announced Thursday. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona Coyotes president and CEO Ahron Cohen is no longer with the organization, a person familiar with the move told The Associated Press.

The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement has been made. No other details were provided.

Cohen has been with the Coyotes since being hired in 2015 as chief operating officer and chief legal officer by previous owner Andrew Barroway. Cohen was named president and CEO in 2017 after Steve Patterson stepped back to serve as a consultant and adviser after a year on the job.

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Alex Meruelo purchased a 95% stake in the team less than a year ago and signed general manager John Chayka to a long-term contract extension early in the 2019-20 season.

The Coyotes were still in contention for a Western Conference playoff spot when the NHL season was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cohen practiced as a corporate attorney in Phoenix before joining the Coyotes.

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