Director of Pro Scouting
Frank Effinger enters his fifth season with the Coyotes and third as Director of Pro Scouting. He is responsible for all professional scouting and oversees the schedule for the Coyotes’ pro scouts.
Effinger joined the Coyotes after spending two seasons as a professional scout with the New York Rangers. Prior to that, he spent seven years with the Minnesota Wild as the club’s Eastern Pro Scout. With the Wild, Effinger was influential in acquiring the likes of Dwayne Roloson, Brian Rolston and Kim Johnsson while also playing a role in the team’s Expansion Draft in 2000.
Prior to his stint with the Wild, Effinger worked part-time for the Buffalo Sabres and ran the hockey program for the Rye Country Day School and Rye Ranger Youth Program in Rye, New York. From 1979 to 1990, Effinger served as head coach of the Iona College men’s hockey team and finished his career with the sixth best winning percentage in college hockey history. He was inducted into the Iona College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996.
Effinger resides in Larchmont, New York with his wife Kristen.