GLENDALE -- The Coyotes welcomed 38 young players, including the nine they drafted last weekend, to a week-long Prospect Development Camp on Monday.
"It's a good week to get out here and get familiar with some of the guys, and just work hard and show them you have to work," said Dylan Strome, who is taking part in the annual off-season camp for a third time.
Strome is one of three players at this camp who played briefly in the NHL last season. Clayton Keller and Christian Fischer are the others. The trio is expected to lead the young group, on and off the ice, as they try to impress management with their skills and professionalism.
"We've talked about how it's a development camp, not a training camp," General Manager John Chayka said. "They're here to learn, ask questions, they're here to improve, and to get a plan in place for each individual of what they need to do moving forward. But at the same time life is an evaluation too, and this is a hard business. Any time you get a chance to make an impression, that's what they're trying to do."