Coyotes, Coyotes fan reunite for Thanksgiving Day trip to Florida


— A few days after the Coyotes and their fans returned to Arizona to take part in the annual Thanksgiving Day tradition, the team will embark on a trip to its new home of San Jose for the second time in three years.

Arizona Coyotes owner Andrew Barroway announced Thursday that the team plans to play its first home game at SAP Center in San Jose in 2019.

Barroways team has played the San Jose Sharks at SAP in three of the past four seasons.

Barroways ownership group bought the Coyotes in 2012 for $6.3 million, and it took three years to complete the move.

The team has a record of 2-9-1, with three of those losses coming in the past two seasons.

The franchise had its best season in 2019-20, when it won 30 games for the first time since 2001-02.

The Coyotes went 11-8-1 in the postseason, and they’ve won the Stanley Cup four times.

The Coyotes, who are in their final season in Phoenix, will play at SAPCenter in San Francisco, which opened in 2016 and has hosted NHL games since 1999.

It will be the first NHL facility opened in the United States.

The team will also visit other NHL markets this season, including Washington, New York, Chicago and Minnesota.