GLENDALE -- Coyotes prospect Nate Schnarr has been on a roll since signing his entry-level contract with the team on Dec. 10.
Schnarr, who plays forward for the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League, notched four goals and seven assists in games vs. Owen Sound, Peterborough, Mississauga and Oshawa.
Thanks, in part, to that hot streak, Schnarr ranks eighth in the OHL with 50 points in 30 games, and tied for fifth in assists with 31. He's already scored 19 goals, setting his OHL career-high for goals in one season.
The Coyotes drafted Schnarr 75th overall in 2017. In his first interview after being drafted, Schnarr spoke about how he had worked, and continues to work, on becoming a more versatile offensive player. He's clearly accomplishing that goal.
"You have to be an elite skater to last in the NHL," Schnarr said after signing his contract last week. "So, I worked on that and I also worked on puck management and using my size to my advantage. It's important for me to feel comfortable as a bigger guy, but still make plays."
Schnarr was kept off the scoring summary just five times in Guelph's first 30 games. He has notched two four-point games and four three-point games this season, and has scored a goal in every game he's played since signing his first pro contract.
"He's strong, he's opportunistic and I think he shows an excellent example around this group daily in practice," Guelph Head Coach and General Manager George Burnett recently told the Guelph Mercury Tribune. "He keeps things light, even when things are not light, and he's being rewarded for his hard work."