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by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that 22 Phoenix Coyotes’ rookies will play two games against the Los Angeles Kings’ rookies on Tuesday, Sept. 16 (6 p.m.) and Wednesday, Sept. 17 (2 p.m.). Both games will be played at Arena and are open to the public.

“We are excited to take part in the rookie games,” said Maloney. “Our young prospects will gain invaluable game experience against the top prospects of our Pacific Division rival.”

Coyotes Managing Partner-Head Coach Wayne Gretzky will be behind the bench for a team that includes center Kyle Turris, Hobey Baker Award-winner Kevin Porter and Brett MacLean. The club’s two first round selections in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Mikkel Boedker and Viktor Tikhonov, will also be in the lineup. The Coyotes’ complete roster for both games is listed below.

Joel Gistedt Goaltender Frolunda (Sweden)
Kurtis Mucha Goaltender Portland (WHL)
Kyle Turris Center Wisconsin (WCHA)/Phoenix (NHL)
Colin Long Center Kelowna (WHL)
Daine Todd Center Medicine Hat (WHL)
Tyler Johnson Center Spokane (WHL)
Viktor Tikhonov Left Wing Cherepovets (Russia)
Brett MacLean Left Wing Oshawa (OHL)
Adam Perry Left Wing London/Belleville (OHL)
John Flatters Left Wing Prince Albert/Saskatoon (WHL)
Mikkel Boedker Right Wing Kitchener (OHL)
Kevin Porter Right Wing Michigan (CCHA)/San Antonio (AHL)
Chad Kolarik Right Wing Michigan (CCHA)/San Antonio (AHL)
Jared Staal Right Wing Sudbury (OHL)
Jonas Ahnelov Defenseman Frolunda (Sweden)
Nick Ross Defenseman Regina/Kamloops (WHL)/San Antonio (AHL)
Sean Sullivan Defenseman Arizona (CHL)/San Antonio (AHL)
David Schlemko Defenseman Arizona (CHL)/San Antonio (AHL)
Mathieu Brodeur Defenseman Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Tim Billingsley Defenseman Mississauga-St. Mike’s (OHL)
Michael Stone Defenseman Calgary (WHL)
Brett Motherwell Defenseman Syracuse (AHL)/Elmira (ECHL)/BC (H.E.)

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