Arizona Coyotes President & CEO Xavier Gutierrez announced today that Lyndsey Fry, the Coyotes’ Director of External Engagement, Youth & Women’s Hockey, will also serve as a Radio Color Analyst for the club for the 2020-21 NHL season. Fry will join veteran Radio Play-by-Play Announcer Bob Heethuis in the booth for all Coyotes games broadcast on Fox Sports 910 AM. Fry becomes only the third woman (Sherry Ross – New Jersey and Caley Chelios – Tampa Bay) to serve in this role for an NHL team.
“Diversity and inclusiveness make the Coyotes and the NHL stronger and we are thrilled to have Lyndsey join our talented broadcast team,” said Gutierrez. “Lyndsey is a former U.S. Olympian who also played college hockey at Harvard. She is extremely knowledgeable about the game and has earned this opportunity. I’m confident that our fans will enjoy her insight and analysis this season.”
“I am extremely honored and excited about this opportunity and very grateful to the Coyotes organization for believing in me,” said Fry. “Women like Sherry Ross, Kathryn Tappen, Christine Simpson, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, A.J. Mleczko and Caley Chelios have paved the way for female hockey announcers, and I am so proud to work for an organization like the Coyotes where diversity and inclusion are a top priority. I look forward to joining Heater in the booth this season.”
Fry, a former U.S. Olympian and Chandler, Arizona native, joined the Coyotes as a special advisor and brand ambassador on November 15, 2018. Over the past two years, she has worked with the Coyotes Hockey Development department to spearhead the growth of youth hockey and, particularly, women’s hockey with the Small Frys program and the Arizona Kachinas where she serves as President. Over the past five years, female player registration growth in Arizona has increased 53 percent and since 2017, the number of female teams in the state has increased 200 percent.
The 28-year-old Fry represented the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia where she helped lead Team USA to a silver medal. Fry also competed for the United States at the 2013 World Championships (gold), the 2012 and 2013 Four Nations Cup and the 2009 (gold) and 2010 (silver) Under-18 World Championships. From 2010 to 2015, Fry played four seasons at Harvard University, recording 50-58-108 and 60 penalty minutes.
Fry received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and her Master’s in Business Administration from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Paul Bissonnette will continue to serve as an ambassador for the Coyotes and will provide analysis on FOX Sports Arizona for all televised home games. He will also continue to produce digital content for the club.