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Saturday, June 28, 2014
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes selected eight players on day two of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft at the Wells Fargo Center from Philadelphia, Pa., on Saturday.
The Coyotes drafted forward Ryan MacInnis, Kitchener (OHL) with the 43rd selection in the second round. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound MacInnis recorded 16-21-37 in 66 games with the Rangers this season. The St. Louis, Mo. native registered 2-3-5 in six games and won a bronze medal with the United States at the 2013 World U-17 Hockey Challenge. The 18-year-old MacInnis is the son of Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Al MacInnis who was a seven-time All-Star and Stanley Cup champion in his 23 NHL seasons with the St. Louis Blues and Calgary Flames.
With the 58th overall pick (second round), Arizona selected forward Christian Dvorak, London (OHL). The 6-foot, 178-pound native of Palos, Ill., registered 6-8-14 in 33 games with the Knights this season. In 2012-13, the 18-year-old Dvorak recorded 35-57-92 in 58 games with Chicago Mission U-18.
In the third round, the Coyotes selected forward Anton Karlsson, Frolunda Jr. (Sweden Jr.) after acquiring the 87th and 117th selections from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for the 73rd overall pick. The 6-foot, 192-pound native of Lerum, Sweden totaled 12-10-22 in 28 games with Frolunda's U-20 team this season. Karlsson was the youngest player on Sweden's silver medal winning team at the 2014 World Junior Championship. He was ranked 11th among European skaters by NHL Central Scouting.
With the 117th overall pick (fourth round), Arizona selected forward Michael Bunting, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL). The 5-foot-11, 174-pound native of Scarborough, Ont. registered 15-27-42 in 48 games with the Greyhounds in 2013-14. He also posted 5-1-6 in nine postseason games.
In the fifth round, the Coyotes selected defenseman Dysin Mayo, Edmonton (WHL) with the 133rd overall pick. The 6-foot, 181-pound native of Victoria, B.C. registered 7-28-35 with a plus-17 rating in 63 games with the Oil Kings this season. Mayo added 3-12-15 in 21 postseason contests.
With the 163rd overall pick (sixth round), Arizona selected defenseman David Westlund, Brynas Jr. (Sweden Jr.). The 6-foot-2, 198-pound native of Ostersund, Sweden recorded 5-5-10 in 33 games with Brynas this season.
Arizona selected forward Jared Fiegl, USA U-18 (USHL) with the 191st pick in the seventh round. The 6-foot-1, 206-pound native of Parker, Col. recorded 1-4-5 in 37 games with the USA U-18 team this season. Fiegl won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2014 IIHF U18 World Championship.
The Coyotes' final selection in the 2014 Entry Draft was forward Edgars Kulda, Edmonton (WHL) with the 193rd overall pick in the seventh round. The 6-foot, 178-pound native of Riga, Latvia recorded 30-30-60 and a plus-34 rating in 66 games with the Oil Kings this season. He finished second on the team in postseason scoring with 10-12-22 in 21 contests while his plus-14 postseason rating was tops among all Oil Kings. Kulda added 4-3-7 in five Memorial Cup games and won the Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as the tournament's most valuable player.
The Coyotes will hold their prospect development camp from July 8-10 at the Ice Den (9375 East Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260).All on-ice sessions will be from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. daily and are free and open to the public.