DENVER, CO - JANUARY 04: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks warms up prior to facing the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on January 4, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/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