Thursday, June 27, 2013
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Phoenix Coyotes currently own the 12th overall draft selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, which takes place this Sunday, June 30 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and will be televised on the NBC Sports Network beginning at 12 p.m. P.S.T.
The Coyotes hold seven picks (tied for the fourth-most) in the seven-round draft, including two in the third round. At last year’s draft in Pittsburgh, Phoenix selected forward Henrik Samuelsson with the 27th overall pick in the first round.
Phoenix owns the 12th overall selection for only the second time in franchise history (Jim Kyte - 1982). It marks the earliest the organization has drafted a player since the 2009 Entry Draft, when the Coyotes selected defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson with the 6th overall pick.
COYOTES SELECTIONS IN THE 2013 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
Round 1 – 12th overall
Round 2 – 42nd overall
Round 3 – 62nd* and 73rd overall
Round 5 – 133rd overall
Round 6 – 163rd overall
Round 7 – 193rd overall
*Phoenix acquired the San Jose Sharks’ (via Florida Panthers) third-round pick (62nd overall), in exchange for Raffi Torres on April 3, 2013.
DRAFT VIEWING PARTY AT THE ICE DEN IN SCOTTSDALE
Hockey fans throughout the Valley can watch the 2013 NHL Entry Draft from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., beginning at 12 p.m. P.S.T. at 18 Degrees Neighborhood Grill, located inside the Ice Den (9375 East Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260). Several food and drink specials will be available throughout the afternoon.
Coyotes radio play-by-play announcer Bob Heethuis and radio host Luke Lapinski will host the 2013 Draft Show on FOX Sports 910 AM, providing detailed analysis throughout the first round.
Live coverage of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft will be shown on the NBC Sports Network on Sunday, June 30 beginning at 12 p.m. P.S.T. while the NHL Network will continue live late-round coverage beginning at 5 p.m. P.S.T. For complete coverage of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, fans can visit PhoenixCoyotes.com.