FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that forward Barrett Hayton has been recalled by the Coyotes. He was loaned to Team Canada for the 2020 World Junior Championship.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound native of Kitchener, ON recorded 6-6-12 in seven games, finishing second in scoring for the tournament. Hayton was captain of Team Canada and helped the Canadians capture the gold medal by scoring the game-tying goal in the third period in the final against Russia.
The 19-year-old Hayton has registered 1-3-4 and 12 penalty minutes (PIM) in 14 games with the Coyotes this season. Hayton became the seventh youngest player (19 years, 123 days) in Coyotes history to make his NHL debut on October 10, 2019 against the Vegas Golden Knights.
Hayton was originally drafted by the Coyotes in the first round (5th overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.