Coyotes go North American in 2013 NHL Draft

PHOENIX - The Phoenix Coyotes may be short on time in Glendale, but the team did have a productive draft this year. The team settled on four Canadian born players and two American players.

With the the 12th overall pick in the first round, the Coyotes selected center/left wing Max Domi. Domi is the son of a former NHL player, Tie. The younger Domi stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs in at 197. Max led his OHL team, the London Knights, in scoring and assists and is considered an elite player.

With the second round pick (9/39) the Coyotes went with another center, six foot, 165 pound Laurent Dauphin.

The Coyotes third round pick (1/62) was another center, Pavel LaPlante. LaPlante stands six feet tall and weighs in at 178 lbs.

The Coyotes didn't have a pick in the fourth round, but in the fifth, the team went with (12/133) defenseman, Connor Clifton.

The sixth round pick fell close to home for the Coyotes. The "Yotes" go with the son of goal tending coach, Sean Burke. Like his father, Brendan Burke is a goalie. He's been playing with Portland of the WHL.

And finally, the team decided to go with center Jedd Soleway in the seventh round (12/193). Soleway is another Canadian-born player who stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 208 lbs.

All in all, the Coyotes feel like it was a productive draft, even considering the team may be moving to another city later this week.

The next big hurdle for the Coyotes, a decisive vote Tuesday night July 2, is to determine ownership for the team and its long term future in Glendale.

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