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Name to Know: Merrick Madsen

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

GLENDALE -- Coyotes prospect Merrick Madsen turned heads in his first week as a goalie in the American Hockey League. Madsen, who has been filling in for injured starter Adin Hill for the Tucson Roadrunners, posted a 3-0-0 record in three starts and notched back-to-back shutouts vs. the San Jose Barracuda. 

"You can't get shutouts by yourself," Madsen told reporters after his second shutout on Saturday. "It's everyone out there blocking shots and helping me out where they can. Obviously I feel like I'm in a flow where things are going right, but it's a team effort."

Madsen stopped 66 of 69 shots in his first three AHL starts, including all 47 he faced in the two games vs. San Jose. He has not allowed a goal in his last 123:05 minutes of play.

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Name to Know: Noel Hoefenmayer

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

GLENDALE -- Coyotes prospect Noel Hoefenmayer, a defenseman playing for Ottawa in the Ontario Hockey League, raised eyebrows during the first week of the OHL playoffs by notching two goals and four assists in his team's first two games.

The OHL recently rewarded Hoefenmayer by naming him its Player of the Week.

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Name to Know: Laurent Dauphin

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

GLENDALE -- Coyotes prospect Laurent Dauphin is averaging nearly a point per game for the Tucson Roadrunners since coming back to the organization via a trade with Chicago on Jan. 10.

Dauphin notched five goals and 10 assists in his first 16 games with Tucson, and he produced four multi-point games in February to help the Roadrunners maintain their first-place standing in the American Hockey League's Pacific Division.

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Name to Know: Hunter Miska

by Anthony Perez The_Anthony_P / Arizona Coyotes Correspondent

GLENDALE -- Coyotes goaltending prospect Hunter Miska's stock is on the rise.

Miska, who is playing in his first professional season as a member of the Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League, has posted a 15-4-0-0 record with a 2.69 goals-against average, a .904 save percentage and has allowed 57 goals in 23 games. 

After surrendering a season-high six goals in his professional debut on Oct. 7 against San Diego, he has not given up more than four goals in a game and has held opponents to two goals or less in 11 different contests.

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Name to Know: Nick Merkley

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

GLENDALE -- Prospect Nick Merkley is the top point producer currently playing for the Tucson Roadrunners, Arizona's affiliate in the American Hockey League.

Merkley, whom the Coyotes drafted 30th overall in 2015, has produced 12 goals and 11 assists in 18 games. His 23 points rank seventh in the AHL, and only two players in the league have scored more goals.

 

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Name to Know: Tyler Steenbergen

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

GLENDALE -- Coyotes prospect Tyler Steenbergen is leading the Western Hockey League with an astounding 21 goals in 13 games. His 35 points also are tops in the league.

Arizona drafted Steenbergen with the 128th overall pick in the 2017. He attended the annual Prospect Development Camp last summer, and then the rookie camp, before heading back to the Swift Current Broncos for a fourth season.

Steenbergen, a 19-year-old center, scored at least one goal in all but two of Swift Current's first 11 games. Remarkably, he scored four goals in a game three times this season.

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