GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 27: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks watches from the bench during the preseason NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on September 27, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.
— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players