Saturday, June 25, 2016
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - The Arizona Coyotes added four players during the 2016 NHL Entry Draft at the First Niagara Center from Buffalo, New York on Saturday.
|Cam Dineen. Photo by Dave Vest |
The Coyotes drafted defenseman Cam Dineen with their third round pick (68th overall). The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Dineen recorded 13-46-59 in 68 games with North Bay (OHL) last season and was named to the OHL All-Rookie First Team. Dineen's 59 points ranked third on the team and second-most among League defensemen. The Toms River, New Jersey native added eight assists in 11 playoff games with North Bay.
With the 158th overall pick in the sixth round, the Coyotes selected defenseman Patrick Kudla who will play college hockey for Arizona State in 2017-18. The 6-foot-3, 174-pound blueliner registered 13-53-66 in 50 games with the Oakville Blades (OJHL), which were the most points by a defenseman in the League. His 53 assists were the most in the League. The Guelph, Ontario native was named to the First All-Star Team.
|Dean Stewart. Photo by Heather Jordan. |
The Coyotes final selection in the seventh round (188th overall) was defenseman Dean Stewart who will play college hockey at Nebraska-Omaha in 2017-18. The Portage la Prairie, Manitoba native registered 8-14-22 in 42 games with the Portage Terriers (MJHL) and helped the team win the MJHL Championship. Stewart scored 3-10-13 in 13 playoff games during the Terriers' championship run. The 6-foot-2, 179-pound defenseman played in four games and won a Gold Medal for Canada West U19 in the World Junior A Challenge-19 Tournament.
Arizona acquired defenseman Anthony DeAngelo from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for the team's second round draft choice (37th overall). DeAngelo registered 6-37-43 in 69 games with the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) last season, which was good for third among AHL rookies. The Lightning's 2014 first round choice (19th overall) collected 55-186-241 in 236 career OHL games with Sarnia and Sault Ste. Marie and led League defensemen in points in 2013-14 and 2014-15.
The Coyotes will hold their prospect development camp from July 4-8 at Gila River Arena. On-ice sessions are set for 2:00-4:15 p.m. on July 4, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on July 5, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on July 7 and 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on July 8. The players will participate in an intrasquad game on July 8 at 7:00 p.m. The practices and game are free and open to the public.