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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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