The Arizona Coyotes have promoted Steve Sullivan to Assistant General Manager and General Manger of the Tucson Roadrunners.
Chris O'Hearn will continue to serve as the Coyotes Assistant General Manager/Hockey Operations.
"Steve has done an excellent job in his role as our Director of Player Development and he is very deserving of this promotion," said Chayka.
"Steve is a Coyotes alumnus who has played over 1,000 games in the NHL. He offers a unique and important perspective to our staff. I'm confident that he's ready to take on this new role with increased responsibilities and I look forward to working with him."
"I'm very excited about my new role with the Coyotes," said Sullivan. "I'm very grateful to John for his belief in me and look forward to helping him build a winning team in the Valley for years to come. We have a great nucleus of young, talented players in our organization and an extremely bright future ahead."
Sullivan has been with the Coyotes since 2014 as the team's development coach. Last year, he was promoted to director of player development. In his new role, Sullivan will serve as the general manager for the Tucson Roadrunners (AHL) in addition to overseeing the Coyotes' amateur player development staff.
Before joining the Coyotes front office, Sullivan played 16 seasons in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Coyotes.
Sullivan, from Timmins, Ontario native totaled 290-457-747 in 1,011 career NHL games. He also recorded 9-14-23 in 50 career Stanley Cup Playoff games. Sullivan collected 5-7-12 in 33 contests with the Coyotes in 2012-13, and appeared in his 1,000th career NHL game on March 28, 2013 against Nashville.