EDITOR'S NOTE: NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, three key statistics for the Arizona Coyotes.
1. Opportunity for growth
The Arizona Coyotes missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a sixth straight season, but their youth gives them an opportunity for a quick improvement.
Of the eight Coyotes to score at least 30 points last season, five were 22 or younger as of Feb, 1, 2018. That includes 20-year-old forward Clayton Keller, who led the Coyotes with 65 points (23 goals, 42 assists) in 82 games. It also includes Max Domi, who scored 45 points (nine goals, 36 assists) and was traded to the Montreal Canadiens on June 15 for Alex Galchenyuk, who scored 51 points (19 goals, 32 assists).
The Coyotes had a combined 252 points from players 22 and under, second to the Colorado Avalanche (270), more than double the NHL average of 120. The 252 points were an NHL high 45.6 percent of the 553 points scored by Arizona players.