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AP Source: Coyotes to fire GM Don Maloney

  • Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith stops a shot against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 9, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith stops a shot against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 9, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 29, 2007, file photo, Don Maloney talks with the media after being named the new general manager of the Phoenix Coyotes, in Glendale, Ariz. A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Arizona Coyotes will relieve general manager Don Maloney of his duties later Monday, April 11, 2016. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not been made. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    FILE - In this May 29, 2007, file photo, Don Maloney talks with the media after being named the new general manager of the Phoenix Coyotes, in Glendale, Ariz. A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Arizona Coyotes will relieve general manager Don Maloney of his duties later Monday, April 11, 2016. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not been made. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2013, file photo, Phoenix Coyotes general manager Don Maloney watches a Coyotes NHL hockey practice in Glendale, Ariz. A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Arizona Coyotes will relieve general manager Don Maloney of his duties later Monday, April 11, 2016. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not been made.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2013, file photo, Phoenix Coyotes general manager Don Maloney watches a Coyotes NHL hockey practice in Glendale, Ariz. A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Arizona Coyotes will relieve general manager Don Maloney of his duties later Monday, April 11, 2016. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not been made.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)  (The Associated Press)

A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Arizona Coyotes will fire general manager Don Maloney on Monday.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not been made.

Maloney spent the past nine seasons as executive vice president and GM. The Coyotes made the playoffs in 2010, 2011 and 2012, but have now missed three consecutive postseasons. Arizona went 35-39-8 this season and finished fourth in the Pacific Division.

Maloney leaves the organization with several high-profile prospects and young players, including rookie forwards Max Domi and Anthony Duclair.

Dave Tippett has two years remaining on his contract as coach.