The Arizona Coyotes have hired Anaheim Ducks executive Ari Segal as chief operating officer. The move was announced by the team on Wednesday.
Segal previously served as a special assistant to Anaheim CEO Michael Schulman and as president of business operations for the Ducks' AHL affiliate in San Diego.
To the @ArizonaCoyotes - fans, ownership, front office, & hockey staff and players, thanks for having me - let's get ready to have some fun!
— Ari Segal (@arisegal) May 25, 2016
Segal helped with preparations for the new AHL club and recently worked with the NHL in the league's broadcast media strategy group, evaluating league and team broadcast rights and distribution deals.
Segal previously worked as an associate in the sports practice at McKinsey & Company, a New York-based management consulting firm.
"We are very pleased to have Ari join our organization," Coyotes co-owner, president and CEO Anthony LeBlanc said in a statement. "Ari is intelligent, creative and passionate and we look forward to him bringing new and intriguing ideas to the Coyotes front office.
“We recently made some very positive changes to our hockey operations department and we are confident that the addition of Ari will enhance our business operations."