Coyotes CEO Anthony LeBlanc, hockey ops chief Gary Drummond step down

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes have made changes to their front office under owner Andrew Barroway.

President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc and president of hockey operations Gary Drummond stepped down from their duties on Friday, with general counsel Ahron Cohen named the new chief operating officer.

The Coyotes will search for a new CEO.

Arizona also announced that Cohen and general manager John Chayka will serve as alternate governors who will report directly to Barroway.

Barroway bought out the Coyotes' minority owners on Monday in a deal the NHL hopes will help keep the team in Arizona long term.

LeBlanc and Drummond were part of IceArizona, the group that purchased the Coyotes from the NHL in 2013.