Coyotes plan more prospects for Pirates

Posted by: MBR on Fri Jun 22nd, 2012 7:50 am
Coyotes plan more prospects for PiratesWith more draft picks, Phoenix wants to supply Portland with more players who haven't been with another organization.By Paul Betit The Portland Pirates should be younger next season with more homegrown players than the team that failed to make the Calder Cup playoffs in its first year as the AHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes.Portland Coach Ray Edwards, who will fly to Arizona over the weekend to attend the NHL team's development camp, estimates as many as 17 players who were drafted by the Coyotes or signed as amateur free agents could play for the Pirates next season."Now most of our players will be learning how to do things our way from the start. I think we're going to be a young hard-working team that will be fun to watch," said Edwards.Read more: ... 06-22.html
Posted by: MBR on Sat Jun 23rd, 2012 6:26 am
Coyotes select Samuelsson in first round; deal Cheverie, Roupp and pick to PittsburghBy Chris Roy The Phoenix Coyotes got their guy.The Coyotes, with the 27th pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, selected Henrik Samuelsson from the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League, Friday night, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Samuelsson, a native of Scottsdale, Arizona, is the son of former NHL’er Ulf Samuelsson.The elder Samuelsson was a former assistant coach with the Coyotes and the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League.Samuelsson, 6-2, 211-pounds, began the season in Europe, playing 16 games with Modo Jr. in Sweden, and played 15 games with Modo of the Swedish Elite League before coming back to North America where he skated with Oil Kings.Read more: ... ittsburgh/
Posted by: MBR on Tue Jun 26th, 2012 6:23 am
Coyotes take look at young prospects. Six players who spent time with the Pirates last season are at Phoenix's development camp.By Paul Betit A total of 33 players will spend the next four days at the Phoenix Coyotes development camp at Arena in Glendale, Ariz.The group includes six players selected Friday and Saturday in the NHL draft, and six players who spent last season with the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes' American Hockey League affiliate."It's basically all of our young players," Pirates Coach Ray Edwards said. "All but one of our draft picks will be there."Phoenix' first two selections in the draft -- Henrik Samuelsson, son of former NHL defenseman Ulf Samuelsson, and Jordan Martinook, who scored 40 goals for the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League -- are among 20 forwards at the camp.Full Story: ... 06-26.html