The Arizona Coyotes are a team that don’t get as much media attention as most teams. Which is why their current season and future prospects are flying under the radar for most people who don’t follow the sport as closely.
Over the years, the Arizona Coyotes have been drafting quality prospects and may have found some hidden gems. They have also made trades to acquire young talent.
Max Domi (Center/20): Son of Tie Domi, Max is a more skilled player,
he is not known for dropping the gloves. He played with London Knights in the CHL and is now having a productive rookie season with the Coyotes. His 32 points in 48 games rank him 4th in rookie scoring behind Artemi Panarin, Dylan Larkin and Jack Eichel. He also ranks 3rd on his team behind only Mikkel Boedker and Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
Anthony Duclair (Left wing/20): The young forward drafted in the 3rd round in 2013 by the New-York Rangers was traded last season in a blockbuster deal that sent defenseman Keith Yandle to the Rangers. He is having a stellar rookie campaign with 24 points (12 goals) in 47 games. Alongside Max Domi, Anthony Duclair has a bright future in Arizona.
Dylan Strome (Center/18): A very promising prospect has arrived and was on display at the World Juniors. Dylan Strome dominated the OHL last year with the Erie Otters and picked up 129 points in 68 games. This season, he is averaging over 2 points per game (68 points in 33 games). Strome has a great shot and will need to use it more once he reaches the NHL level.
Conor Garland (Right wing/19): Drafted 123rd overall in the 5th round of the 2015 NHL drafted, Conor Garland is lighting up the QMJHL with an incredible 103 points (Including 30 goals) in only 44 games. This could be a steal for the Coyotes if Garland is capable of making a smooth transition to the NHL despite his small frame (5’8″, 163 lbs).
Christian Dvorak on 158 points pace in OHL. Conor Garland on 165 point pace in Q. Both @ArizonaCoyotes prospects. Embarassment of riches.
— Dave Collins (@collinsdave_) January 20, 2016
Keep an eye on: Christian Dvorak, Ryan MacInnis, Laurent Dauphin, Jarred Tinordi, Louis Domingue
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