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Jim Playfair joining Coyotes staff

Updated: June 13, 2011, 3:52 PM ET
Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Phoenix Coyotes have signed former Calgary Flames coach Jim Playfair to a multiyear contract as associate coach.

Playfair has been with the Flames organization for the past 11 seasons, the last two as coach of the team's American Hockey League franchise in Abbotsford, British Columbia. He was Calgary's coach in 2006-07, leading the Flames to a 43-29-10 record and the eighth playoff spot in the West.

Playfair played nine seasons of professional hockey, including ...

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