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Friday, June 23, 2017
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - The Arizona Coyotes selected defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph from Charlottetown (QMJHL) in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday.
The 6-foot-2, 163-pound Joseph registered 6-33-39 with 54 penalty minutes (PIM) in 62 games with Charlottetown, which was the second-most points among team blueliners. Joseph recorded 3-17-20 on the power-play and his 17 power-play assists were the second-highest on the team. His 33 assists were the sixth-most single season assists by a defenseman in club history.
The 17-year-old native of Chambly, QC recorded 7-40-47 with 84 PIM in 110 career regular season games and he has totaled 2-7-9 with 18 PIM in 27 career playoff games with Charlottetown.
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