Coyotes add Craig Cunningham as pro scout

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Coyotes have signed Craig Cunningham to a two-year contract to serve as a pro scout. In addition to his scouting responsibilities, Cunningham will assist in player development with the Coyotes’ prospects.

Cunningham survived a medical emergency prior to the Tucson Roadrunners (AHL) game on Nov. 19, ending his playing career.

“I’m very excited to begin the next chapter of my life with the Coyotes,” said Cunningham. “I’m very grateful to John Chayka, Dave Tippett, the Coyotes and Roadrunners organizations, and all of the great fans across Arizona for the incredible support I’ve received over the past year. I’m looking forward to helping the Coyotes and I can’t wait to get started in my new role.”

Cunningham, 26, played 63 NHL games for the Coyotes and Boston Bruins, recording three goals and five assists. He played in 11 games for the Roadrunners last season and finished his playing career with 319 career games in the American Hockey League.

“We’re thrilled to have Craig join our hockey operations department as a pro scout,” said Chayka, the Coyotes’ general manager. “Craig was a smart, hard-working player with an incredible passion for the game. We’re confident that he will bring those same qualities to the Coyotes in his new role and that he will be an invaluable asset to our organization.”