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Jake Guentzel doesn’t need approval from his dad, Mike, who is a pro scout for the Coyotes. Over the past five seasons, only 10 players in the NHL have scored more goals than the Pittsburgh Penguins’ vastly underappreciated wing. With his dad in town for the Coyotes pro scout meetings, and in attendance at Mullett Arena for Sunday’s Coyotes-Penguins game,…

It’s rare to see a Coyotes draft pick play in Arizona in the same season in which he was drafted.  Jakob Chychrun made the NHL roster in his draft year of 2016 and Clayton Keller played three games for the Coyotes late that same season; games in which former coach Dave Tippett humorously noted that he looked like a child on the ice.  Mikkel Boedker and Viktor Tikhonov made the NHL roster in their draft year of 2008, Kyle Turris did it in 2007, and JJ Moser did it last season.That’s it. Until the past two years.  Sort of. Which is another way of saying just how much hockey has grown in Arizona since the Coyotes’ arrival in 1996. It…

This is the first in a monthly, in-season prospect series that will update the development of key Coyotes draft picks. As we begin season two of the PHNX Coyotes prospect report, a reminder that there’s a new man at the head of the Coyotes revamped development staff. Lee Stempniak has replaced Alex Henry, who stepped down as director of player...

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Brian Mueller can pinpoint the exact moment when he knew that Logan Cooley was special. Cooley was a 15-year-old when Mueller called him up to the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite 16U team after Cooley lit up a tournament in Canada with the 15U team. Cooley played well with the older boys, but he still looked a bit uncomfortable with a group...

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