LAST SEASON: 29-41-12 Jake Guentzel Jersey Kids , 70 points. Last in Pacific Division.
COACH: Rick Tocchet (second season, fourth NHL season).
ADDED: C Alex Galchenyuk, F Michael Grabner, F Vinnie Hinostroza, D Jordan Oesterle Josh Morrissey Jersey , D Ilya Lyubushkin.
LOST: F Max Domi, F Jordan Martinook, D Luke Schenn, C Zac Rinaldo.
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OUTLOOK: The thought of a playoff push had been considered a longshot at best the past few seasons. It could be a reality this season with a still young but talented roster, a year under Tocchet’s system and added scoring depth. A big key will be keeping goalie Antti Raanta healthy after he was limited to 47 games a year ago. Do that and get the scoring boost they’re expecting and don’t be surprised to see the Coyotes in the playoff hunt late in the season.
Julius Williams played one season for the Jaguars in 2009. In 2015, he was driving to a Jaguars game as a spectator when he was in a traffic crash that killed the other driver. Today he was sentenced to 90 days in jail for that crash.
First Coast News reports that Williams was sentenced to 90 days today for reckless driving.
Williams was driving with another former NFL player, Anthony Smith, in the passenger seat when they were hit from behind by a semi-truck Patrice Bergeron Jersey , and the driver of the semi died. Although Williams’ vehicle was hit from behind, police concluded that Williams was driving in an 鈥渁ggressive and erratic manner鈥?and he was charged with vehicular homicide. A jury acquitted him of that charge but convicted him of the less serious reckless driving.
Williams has not spoken publicly about the crash, but Smith has said Williams was not at fault.
鈥淲e mourn for the loss of the other family but it was just an unfortunate incident, an unfortunate accident,” Smith said.