EDITOR'S NOTE: The Coyotes added nine prospects to the mix at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft in Sunrise, Fla. Follow along as ArizonaCoyotes.com profiles all nine draft picks. Today's featured player is forward Jens Looke.
Position: Right wing
Hometown: Gavle, SWE
Round: 3 (83rd overall)
2014-15 team: Brynas (SWE)
Looke spent the majority of the 2014-15 season skating with Brynas in Sweden’s top league, where he registered 2-4—6 in 43 games. He also spent time with their junior squad, producing at a point-per-game pace (10-8—18 in 18 GP). He finished 10th among European skaters in the final NHL Draft Prospect Rankings.
• Internationally, Looke has represented Sweden at the 2015 World Junior Championship (3-0—3 in 7 GP), 2015 Under-18 World Junior Championship and 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial (0-4—4 in 5 GP).
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"I was at home with my family when I was drafted. We had a family dinner; my sister and her boyfriend were there and we started watching the Draft on the TV, but they talked a lot about the trades, so we picked up the computer instead and we saw every name that was picked. When we saw my name listed by "Coyotes" we started hugging and shouting. it was a fantastic feeling." -- Jens Looke
"I want to have a regular spot with my team back home next season and play a lot so I can show the Coyotes that I’m ready for the AHL." -- Jens Looke
"He's a real smart, instinctive winger who thinks the game really well and sees the ice really well. He's a competitive kid and always positive. We like his attitude and his overall game.." -- Coyotes Director of Amateur Scouting Tim Bernhardt
The Fun Facts:
• Looke has developed his game in the Brynas system. Current NHL players from Brynas include Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals, Jakob Silfverberg of the Anaheim Ducks and Elias Lindholm of the Carolina Hurricanes.
• Looke compares his style of play to one of his favorite players, Hurricanes forward Elias Lindholm, and lists Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning among his other favorite players to watch.
• Looke says he's favorite movie is Grown Ups 2 and his favorite sport other than hockey is soccer.