Steve Patterson.

The Arizona Coyotes have hired former Arizona State University (ASU) athletic director Steve Patterson as team president and CEO.

Patterson replaces Anthony LeBlanc, who vacated the post June 16 after owner Andrew Barroway bought out his minority partners June 12. Patterson was introduced at a news conference Thursday at Gila River Arena, alongside new coach Rick Tocchet.

Patterson is no stranger to the area; he started with ASU’s athletic department in July 2...

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