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Saturday, June 23, 2018
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - The Arizona Coyotes selected eight players on the second day of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft at the American Airlines Center from Dallas, Texas on Saturday.
With the 55th overall selection in the second round, the Coyotes selected defenseman Kevin Bahl from Ottawa (OHL). The 6-foot-6, 216-pound defenseman registered 1-17-18 and 76 penalty minutes (PIM) in 58 games last season. The 17-year-old native of New Westminster, ON also helped Canada win the gold medal at the 2018 Ivan Hlinka Memorial by collecting 1-1-2 and six PIM in five games. Bahl has recorded 2-20-22 and 129 PIM in 115 career games with Ottawa.
The Coyotes selected forward Jan Jenik with the 65th overall pick in the third round. The 6-foot-1, 172-pound forward collected 4-7-11 and 67 PIM in 30 games with HC Benatky nad Jizerou (Czech 2) last season. The 17-year-old native of Nymburk, CZ also registered 3-4-7 and 29 PIM in seven games with Bili Tygri Liberec U20 (Czech U20). In addition, Jenik skated in six games with Bili Tygri Liberec (Czech) in 2017-18.
Arizona drafted defenseman Ty Emberson from the University of Wisconsin (NCAA) with the 73rd overall draft choice in the third round. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound defenseman recorded 4-23-27 with 46 PIM in 61 games with the U.S. National U18 Team (USDP) in 2017-18. The 18-year-old native of Eau Claire, WI also totaled 4-11-15 with zero PIM in 25 games with USNTDP Juniors (USHL).
The Coyotes acquired a third-round draft choice (87th overall) and a fifth-round draft choice (142nd overall) from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for the Coyotes' 74th overall selection in the third round.
Arizona acquired a fourth-round draft choice (114th overall) and a fifth-round draft choice (145th overall) from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for the Coyotes' 87th overall selection in the third round.
With the 114th overall selection in the fourth round, the Coyotes selected goaltender Ivan Prosvetov from Youngstown (USHL). The 6-foot-5, 175-pound netminder posted a 19-9-1 record with a .913 save percentage (SV%) and a 2.90 goals against average (GAA) in 36 games last season. The 19-year-old native of Moskva, RU helped Youngstown reach the Clark Cup Final in 2017-18 by going 7-3-0 with a .921 SV% and a 2.58 GAA average in 11 playoff games.
Defenseman Michael Callahan was selected in the fifth round (142nd overall) by the Coyotes. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound blueliner registered 3-15-18 and 18 PIM in 59 games with Central Illinois and Youngstown (USHL) last season. The 18-year-old native of Franklin, MA was named to the USHL All-Rookie Team in 2017-18.
The Coyotes selected defenseman Dennis Busby with the 145th selection in the fifth round. The 5-foot-11, 187-pound blueliner skated in two games with Flint (OHL) last season. The 18-year-old native of Shanty Bay, ON recorded 2-14-16 and 20 PIM in 62 games with Flint in 2017-16.
With the 158th selection in the sixth round, the Coyotes drafted goaltender David Tendeck from Vancouver (WHL). The 6-foot-1, 172-pound netminder posted a 25-16-2 record with three shutouts and a 3.02 GAA in 48 games. The 18-year-old native of North Vancouver, BC ranked seventh among all WHL goaltenders with a .912 SV% in 2017-18.
The Coyotes final selection in the seventh round (189th overall) was forward Liam Kirk from Sheffield (EIHL). The 6-foot-2, 161-pound Kirk registered 9-7-16 and six PIM in 52 games last season. The 18-year-old native of Rotherham, GBR is the first player born and trained in England to be selected in the NHL Draft.
The Coyotes will hold their prospect development camp from June 25-29 at Gila River Arena. On-ice sessions are set for 2:00-5:45 p.m. on June 25, 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on June 26 and 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on June 28. The players will participate in an intra-squad game on June 29 at 6:00 p.m. The practices and game are free and open to the public.