Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka of St. Catharines, Ontario announced on Tuesday he will be donating 20% of his salary during the 2019-20 National Hockey League regular season to support coronavirus relief according to Brandon Maron of The Score.The disease continues to be as serious as ever with 930, 506 cases worldwide.
Chayka is known throughout the National Hockey League for being the league’s youngest general manager. The 30 year-old will donate to the Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund and a few non-profit organizations in the state of Arizona. The money will be going to pay for medical equipment, assist food banks, help organizations which looks after homeless shelters and go to online learning programs for low income students.
There are currently 1413 cases of coronavirus in the state of Arizona and 29 deaths. In Chayka’s home province of Ontario, there are currently 2392 cases of coronavirus and 37 deaths. It is interesting that Ontario has 979 more cases of coronavirus than Arizona but only eight more fatalities.
The 2019-20 National Hockey League regular season is on pause at the moment due to coronavirus and the Coyotes are in a playoff hunt. With a record of 33 wins, 29 regulation losses and eight losses in extra time, they have 74 points. They are four points back of the Vancouver Canucks for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Chayka’s biggest move this season was acquiring left winger Taylor Hall of Calgary, Alberta in a blockbuster deal with the New Jersey Devils.