The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team which is currently located in Glendale, Arizona, just outside of Phoenix. The team is the member of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. The team plays their home games at the famous Jobing.com Arena.
The Coyotes were established in the year 1972 as the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association (WHA), they joined the National Hockey League in the year 1979 and moving to Phoenix in the year 1996. Phoenix Coyotes home ice was at the US Airways Center which was at that time known as America West Arena, for seven years until the year 2003, when Jobing.com Arena opened and the team shifted.
The famous Coyotes were filed for bankruptcy in the year 2009. As a result the team is now in the ownership of NHL, which plans to resell it to an owner who can keep them in the Phoenix/Glendale area.
The team began playing as the Winnipeg Jets, one of the initiating franchises in the World Hockey Association. The Jets were the most victorious team in the short-lived WHA, winning the Avco World Trophy, the league's competition trophy, three times and going to the finals five out of the WHA's seven seasons. Afterwards became one of the four teams which became a part of NHL as part of a merger that saw the financially-struggling WHA fold in the year 1979.