GLENDALE - The Coyotes began their 2016-17 Rookie Camp on Saturday with off-ice medical and physical testing, and then the prospects skated as a group for nearly two hours inside Gila River Arena.
It was a grueling day for the group of young players, including first-round draft picks Dylan Strome, Nick Merkley, Brendan Perlini, Jakob Chychrun and Lawson Crouse.
"I thought it was a good first skate for the guys," General Manager John Chayka said. "It was something to build on for sure ... It was about playing within the team structure today and learning to take that next step and compete harder for a spot."