John Chayka

GM, Arizona Coyotes

John begins his first season with the Coyotes as GM after being promoted to the position on May 5, 2016. At 26-years old, he became the youngest GM in NHL and North American major sports history.

John joined the Coyotes prior to the 2015-16 season as AGM, Analytics. He was involved in all areas of hockey operations including NHL, minor league and amateur player evaluation as well as player development and coaching support.

Prior to joining the Coyotes, he co-founded and served as Director of Hockey Operations at Stathletes Inc. since 2009. Stathletes is a hockey analytics firm that tracks data through an intensive video analysis process and breaks down the game to provide objective insight into player and team performance tendencies.

John earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Western Ontario in 2014. John was drafted to the Ontario Hockey League but went to college instead.

John resides in Scottsdale with his wife, Kathryn.