Arizona Coyotes Best Players of All Time

Brandon McNally

The Arizona Coyotes are an exciting and historic professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The Coyotes have been playing at a high level since their inception into the National Hockey League (NHL) as part of its Central Division within the Western Conference. Having played in two arenas already, they currently play their home games at Mullett Arena located in Tempe, AZ. Since 1996, fans from all over Arizona have gathered to watch some amazing hockey action while rooting for one of the most beloved teams around.

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1. Shane Doan

Right winger

Shane Doan

Shane Doan is a Canadian ice hockey right wing who has played his entire career with the Winnipeg Jets, Arizona Coyotes and Canada. 

He was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the first round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft and made his debut in 1996.

In 2001 he became captain of the Jets, leading them to their only Stanley Cup championship in 2009. He left Winnipeg for Phoenix as a free agent in 2016 and won another cup with that team later that year. 

Shane Doan has been honored numerous times including being named an All-Star eleven times, winning six Maurice Richard Trophies as most valuable player during regular season play (2002–2004, 2006–2007, 2010), two Art Ross Trophies as best scorer (2002, 2004) and one Hart Memorial Trophy as MVP (2009).

On January 11th 2019 it was announced that Doan would retire at end of the season after playing 19 seasons in professional hockey.

2. Keith Tkachuk

Keith Tkachuk Career

  • 1988–89: Malden Catholic High School
  • 1989–90: Malden Catholic High School
  • 1990–91: Boston University
  • 1991–92: United States
  • 1991–92: Winnipeg Jets
  • 1992–93: Winnipeg Jets
  • 1993–94: Winnipeg Jets
  • 1994–95: Winnipeg Jets

Keith Tkachuk is a 50-year-old left winger who has played for Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, St. Louis Blues and Atlanta Thrashers. Keith was born in Melrose, Massachusetts on March 28th 1972.

Keith's hockey career began when he joined the Manitoba Moose of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) at the age of 16 years old.

In 1990, Keith made his NHL debut with the Winnipeg Jets and went on to play over 500 games for them over 14 seasons before joining the Phoenix Coyotes in 2009 where he spent two seasons before moving to St Louis Blues in 2011 where he currently plays.

Internationally, Keith has represented Canada at both junior levels – winning a gold medal at the World Junior Championships in 1991 – as well as appearing at three Olympic Games: 2000, 2002 and 2016 - where Canada finished fourth each time). 

Outside of hockey, Keith is married to actress Elisha Cuthbert with whom he has two children together; son Caden (born 2006) and daughter Alabama Rose (born 2010).

3. Ladislav Nagy

Ladislav Nagy

Ladislav Nagy was born on June 1st, 1979 in the town of Košice in Czechoslovakia. At 5'11" and 192lbs, he is a left wing who shoots left. He has played for HC Prešov (1999-2002), HC Košice (2003-2005) and the St Louis Blues (2006-2007).

In 2008 Ladislav Nagy moved to Sweden to play for Mora IK before returning to his home country of Czech Republic two years later to join Phoenix Coyotes where he remains today. 

Ladislav Nagy is married with two children Ladislav Nagy is a Slovak professional ice hockey player who played in the NHL for 11 seasons with the St.

Louis Blues and Dallas Stars. He was drafted by the Blues in the 1997 NHL Draft, 177th overall. Nagy won a Stanley Cup with St. Louis in 2010 and also represented Slovakia at two World Championships (2005, 2007). 

On July 1st, 2019 he signed as an unrestricted free agent with HC Severstal Cherepovets of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Nagy has also spent time playing for HC Lev Poprad and HK SKP Poprad in Slovakia, Modo Hockey in Sweden, Jokerit Helsinki of Finland and Slovan Bratislava of Czech Republic over his career thus far.

4. Ed Jovanovski

Ed Jovanovski Career

  • 1995–96: Florida Panthers
  • 1996–97: Florida Panthers
  • 1997–98: Florida Panthers
  • 1998–99: Florida Panthers
  • 1998–99: Vancouver Canucks
  • 1999–2000: Vancouver Canucks
  • 2000–01: Vancouver Canucks
  • 2001–02: Vancouver Canucks

Ed Jovanovski was drafted with the first overall pick in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers. Jovanovski has played for Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes and now with the Florida Panthers.

He is a two time All Star and helped lead Canada to gold at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Jovanovski has logged over 2,000 minutes in his NHL career thus far and still plays an important role on defence for the Florida Panther's team today Jovanovski played for the Florida Panthers from 1994 to 2014, scoring over 1400 points in his career.

Jovanovski was a key member of Canada's gold medal-winning team at the 2005 World Championships and also represented his nation at three other ice hockey world championships - 2008, 2004 and 2002. 

He played for Team Canada in the 2006 Winter Olympics where he helped Canada win their first-ever Olympic gold medal. 

Jovanovski retired from professional ice hockey following the conclusion of the 2014–15 season but remains involved with various charitable causes across North America including visits to sick children in hospitals as part of "Operation Santa".

5. Oliver Ekman-Larsson


Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Oliver Ekman-Larsson is a Swedish professional ice hockey player. He currently plays for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Ekman-Larsson was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the first round, ninth overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

After four seasons with Phoenix, he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers on July 1, 2014 for Andrew Cogliano and a third round draft pick in 2015. In 2017–18 season Ekman-Larsson led all defencemen with 66 points (25 goals, 41 assists) while playing 75 games. 

This marked his fourth consecutive season leading all blueliners in points and eighth career 100 point season; only eight players have ever reached this milestone in an NHL career.

Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Mario Lemieux, Phil Esposito, Brett Hull Sergei Fedorov, Nicklas Lidstrom Indicates current member of Hall of Fame.

6. Nikolai Khabibulin

Nikolai Khabibulin

Nikolai Khabibulin is a Russian goaltender who played for the Edmonton Oilers and Dallas Stars in his NHL career. He was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers with their first-round pick, ninth overall, in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.

Khabibulin made his debut with the Oilers on October 11, 2000 against the Calgary Flames at Rexall Place. He became an unrestricted free agent after playing for Edmonton from 2000 to 2009 before signing with Dallas on July 1, 2009.

In 2011 he signed a two-year contract extension with Dallas worth $6 million per season starting in 2012-13 season but left as a free agent at the conclusion of that deal after just one year when he chose to sign with Sochi of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Khabibulin has represented Russia internationally on many occasions including winning Gold medals at both World Championships and Olympic Games tournaments where he backstopped. 

Team Russia to its most successful Winter Olympics performance since 1980 when they won the Silver medal behind Canada’s “Olympic Miracle” team led by Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux.

Nikolai also won an AHL championship while playing for Avtomobilist Sverdlovsk (now SKA Saint Petersburg) during 2004/05 campaign. Which earned him MVP honours award en route to becoming the league's top goalie alongside future NHLers Evgeni Nabokov & Ilya Bryzgalov among others.

Petersburg into post-season play eventually lost 3 games out of 4 in the conference semifinals against the eventual champion. Atlant Moscow Region before finally succumbing 2 games short of making it all way to the Stanley Cup Finals against Detroit Red Wings coached.

Mike Babcock who would go onto win his 5th cup that same year defeating Tampa Bay Lightning in 7 game series thanks later picked up by Philadelphia Flyers following GM. Paul Holmgren's firing midway through 2010/11 regular season just days prior Philadelphia Flyers. 

Final playoff match vs New York Rangers having lost 6 straight Eastern Conference Quarterfinals matchups dating back almost 2 years going all the way back to 2005 playoffs versus Ottawa Senators.

7. Phil Kessel

Right winger

Phil Kessel Career

  • 2001–02: Madison Capitols
  • 2002–03: Madison Capitols
  • 2003–04: U.S. NTDP U17
  • 2003–04: U.S. NTDP U18
  • 2018–19: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 2019–20: Arizona Coyotes
  • 2020–21: Arizona Coyotes
  • 2021–22: Arizona Coyotes

Phil Kessel is a talented and experienced player who has had success in the NHL. He was drafted by the Boston Bruins in 2005 and has played for them, as well as other teams, over the course of his career.

In 2019 he signed with the Arizona Coyotes and had an impressive season playing alongside fellow American Clayton Keller. Phil Kessel is known for his speed and scoring ability from close range, which makes him a threat to score anytime he gets on the ice.

He will be 36 years old at the end of this season and may be coming to the end of his career, but he remains one of the most dangerous players in hockey Phil Kessel is a skilled player who has spent his entire career with the Boston Bruins. 

He is known for his speed and scoring ability, having recorded over 1000 points in his NHL career.

Kessel has represented the United States at various international tournaments, including the Olympics and World Championships. 

In 2018 he was named as one of the most valuable players in the league by ESPN analysts Keith Law and Craig Button, after leading Boston to their first Stanley Cup championship in 44 years.

8. Radim Vrbata

Right winger

Radim Vrbata Career

  • National team: Czech Republic
  • NHL Draft: 212th overall, 1999
  • Colorado Avalanche

Radim Vrbata was born on June 13, 1981 in Mladá Boleslav, Czechoslovakia. He is 6'1" tall and weighs 190 pounds. Vrbata played for the Colorado Avalanche before he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes in 2014.

Vrabta has a right shot and plays as a right winger on ice hockey teams. Radim Vrbata was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in 1999. He played for the Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Arizona Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks before retiring in 2018.

Radim Vrbata is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 and 2009 and also won a silver medal with Canada at the 2002 Winter Olympics. 

He has scored over 1,000 goals and 900 assists during his playing career which makes him one of the most successful Czech players ever to play in North America.

In 2017 he became an ambassador for PEP Arena Prague, home of HC Bílí Tygři Liberec, his former team.

Also Played For: 2011–12 nhl season

9. Dallas Drake

Dallas Drake

Dallas Drake played for the Detroit Red Wings from to . He was a member of the Canadian national team that won the gold medal at the in 1992. After playing for the Red Wings, he moved on to play for Dallas Stars and Phoenix Coyotes before retiring in 2006.

In , Drake became general manager of his home town Trail Blazers, where he served until 2011 when he was fired after leading them to their first playoff appearance since 2004. 

Since then, Drake has been working as an executive vice president with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., overseeing all business operations across MLS teams Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC as well as Raptors Management Limited which owns NBA's Toronto Raptors basketball club Dallas is married with two children and lives in British Columbia.

10. Zbynek Michalek


Zbynek Michalek

Zbyněk Michalek is a Slovak Defenceman who joined the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2012 as an unrestricted free agent. Michalek has played for HC Kladno, HC Bratislava and Metallurg Novokuznetsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) over his career.

He was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 4th round (108th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft but did not sign with them. With Pittsburgh he has won two Stanley Cups (2017, 2016), becoming just the fourth player to win multiple titles. 

With one team in North America's three major professional sports leagues - NBA, NFL and MLB - joining Wayne Gretzky ('99–2000), Gordie Howe ('1936–1939', '48–1950'), and DiMaggio ('1937').

In 2104-05 he led Metallurg Novokuznetsk in scoring with 43 points in 54 games before being traded to HC Bratislava at season's end where he finished second on their team scoring charts behind Jaroslav Halák with 67 points in 53 games en route to Slovan winning their first ever championship that year.

11. Jakob Chychrun


Jakob Chychrun Career

  • 2013–14: Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • 2014–15: Sarnia Sting
  • 2015–16: Sarnia Sting
  • 2016–17: Arizona Coyotes
  • 2017–18: Arizona Coyotes

Jakob Chychrun is an NHL defenceman who was drafted by the Arizona Coyotes in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. 

Chychrun has been a standout player for both his club and country, winning gold at both the World Juniors and World Championships as well as being named to Canada’s Olympic Team in PyeongChang 2018.

In 2019, he signed with the Coyotes on a three-year contract worth $6 million per season. 

Jakob is known for his superb skating ability which allows him to maintain extremely high speed through tight spaces and create turnovers in opposing territory; coupled with his puck-handling skills, this makes him a very dangerous player off ofthe rush or from behind the net.

He has also been praised for his strong defensive play, gamesmanship, and leadership abilities; these qualities have earned him comparisons to former Norris Trophy winner Zdeno Chara.

Also Played For: st louis blues trade

12. Conor Garland

Right winger

Conor Garland Career

  • 2011–12: Boston Jr. Bruins
  • 2011–12: Boston Jr. Bruins
  • 2012–13: Muskegon Lumberjacks
  • 2012–13: Moncton Wildcats
  • 2013–14: Moncton Wildcats
  • 2014–15: Moncton Wildcats
  • 2015–16: Moncton Wildcats

Conor Garland was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the third round, 83rd overall, of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He played college hockey at Boston University and led them to a Frozen Four appearance in 2017.

In his rookie season with the Canucks in 2018-19, he scored 22 goals and 47 points as a forward for Utica Comets of the AHL. In 2019-20, he had an impressive campaign split between Vancouver and Utica where he scored 41 goals and 85 points in 82 games played (+26).

This earned him first place on Calder Memorial Trophy ballots both years (2018 & 2019) as rookie of year; however, they were ultimately won by Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals) & Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay Lightning), respectively. 

He made his NHL debut with Vancouver on January 5th 2020 against Calgary Flames scoring two assists playing 10 minutes before being replaced by Brock Boeser who would score one goal that game while Garland added an empty netter to give. 

Vancouver their 4th straight victory over Calgary en route to clinching 2nd spot in Western Conference standings. Garland finished 3rd among all rookies for points behind Auston Matthews.

The following season saw more good things from Conor Garland as he recorded 37 goals and 73 points - finishing 6th amongst all forwards. 

Whilst also adding 8 assists helping lead Vancouver into Eastern Conference semifinal playoffs against Ottawa Senators but eventually losing out 4-0 after going down 0-3 series deficit.

Garlands offensive production helped him win WHL Second All Star Team award along with CHL Top Prospect Awards nominations for Most Valuable Player ('21), Offensive Rookie of Year ('21), Best Forward ('20) & Playoffs MVP ('19). 

 Following this successful playoff run there was much anticipation surrounding what could have been if not injury struck just prior to start of 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs which required surgical repair on torn labrum requiring 12 months rehabbing time.

This unfortunately ended up costing Garlands chances at ever playing in a Stanley Cup Final or even appearing during these playoffs due to injuries.

Conor finally returns from injury early February 2022 recording 1 assist through 14 games back although rumours circulate linking him off waivers/trade deadline day being dealt away possibly overseas still awaiting resolution.

13. Victor Söderström


Victor Söderström is a Swedish defender who was born on February 26, 2001. He has played for several clubs in his young career and most recently represented Skutskär FF in the Superettan league.

Victor has good height and strength which allows him to play as a central defender or as a defensive midfielder if needed. Victor has been called up to Sweden's U21 team but he has yet to make his debut at senior level.

In terms of style, Victor plays with aggression and determination which makes him difficult opponent for opponents both offensively and defensively Victor Söderström was born on February 10th, 1997 in Haninge, Sweden. He first played organized hockey with Brynäs IF at the age of 7.

Soderstrom made his Swedish Hockey League debut playing for Brynäs IF during the 2016–17 SHL season. On April 4th, 2018 he signed an entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes organization and was assigned to their AHL affiliate Tucson Roadrunners to begin his professional career.

In September of 2018 he made his NHL debut playing a game against the Edmonton Oilers scoring 1 goal in a 5-1 victory.. On December 20th,2018 he scored 2 goals in a 6-4 win over the Vegas Golden Knights becoming only the 3rd player ever (alongside Teuvo Teravainen and Jakob Silfverberg) to record multiple hat tricks within one game in an NHL career.

Victor also became just second European player after Patrick Marleau to score two hat trick goals within one game in an NHL career while being under 21 years old behind Pavel Datsyuk who did it twice when both were 19 years old. 

After this historic performance, Soderstrom was named as third star of that night's contest by head coach Rick Tocchet.

14. Martin Hanzal


Martin Hanzal Career

  • 2005–06: BK Mladá Boleslav
  • 2005–06: Omaha Lancers
  • 2006–07: Red Deer Rebels
  • 2007–08: Phoenix Coyotes
  • 2008–09: Phoenix Coyotes
  • 2009–10: Phoenix Coyotes
  • 2010–11: Phoenix Coyotes
  • 2011–12: Phoenix Coyotes
  • 2012–13: HC Motor České Budějovice

Martin Hanzal is a Czech center who has played for the Phoenix Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils. He was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the second round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Hanzal had an impressive rookie season with 44 points in 81 games, helping lead his team to the playoffs. 

The following year he improved on those numbers, scoring 45 goals and 83 points in 78 games as the Coyotes made it to the Western Conference Finals before bowing out to eventual Stanley Cup champions Dallas Stars.

In 2007-08 he scored 41 goals and 80 points as Arizona again reached the conference finals but this time lost to Detroit Red Wings in six games; it would be his only playoff appearance with Phoenix until 2013-14 when they faced.

San Jose Sharks in Round One but were eliminated 4-1 en route to their fourth consecutive first round exit at that stage of a playoffs campaign (the previous three coming under head coach Dave Tippett).

The Oilers acquired Hanzal from Phoenix during free agency prior to the 2012–13 season, where he recorded career highs 27 goals and 63 points over 82 games while also appearing in all 20 post season contests for Edmonton including their run to backto-back. 

Stanley Cups against Chicago Blackhawks/Los Angeles Kings respectively; however injuries limited him and somewhat downplayed expectations which may have been one reason

Why Edmonton dealt him away after just two seasons despite still having plenty left on his contract paying $5 million annually through 2020–21 regardless ifhealthy or not - see trade rumours below.

After being traded by Edmonton along with Nail Yakupov (and defenseman Justin Schultz) back to New Jersey for Adam Larsson and prospect Jordan Weal at Deadline Day of 2016 NHL Trade Deadline,[8] Hanzal signed a five year deal worth $26 million.

with both teams happy enough with each other's performance thus far.[10][11] He currently ranks third overall among active players behind Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks) & Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) for most combined assists since entering into. 

What could potentially be considered "The era of goaltending" where save percentages are higher than ever before meaning more chances created off deflections etc.

Additionally Martin leads all forwards playing more then 750 minutes played during 2017 Playoffs excluding goalies ranking 2nd overall averaging 1:48 even strength TOI per game).[12] [13][14][15], tying.

Also Played For: red deer rebels

15. Jeremy Roenick

Jeremy Roenick

Jeremy Roenick is a retired American professional ice hockey player. He played his entire NHL career with the Chicago Blackhawks, and was part of their Stanley Cup championship teams in 1999 and 2010.

Roenick also won a gold medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics as part of the United States men's national ice hockey team. After ending his playing career, he became an analyst for NBC Sports Network and has also coached several amateur hockey teams in Illinois.

In 2012, Roenick was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame Jeremy Roenick was born on September 27th, 1967 in Santa Clara, California. He played his first NHL game with the Chicago Blackhawks on October 10th, 1988 and went on to play 917 games over 11 seasons with the team.

Roenick is a three-time Stanley Cup champion (1988, 1991, 2003) and won an Olympic gold medal in 2002 as part of Team USA. In 2009 he retired from professional hockey after playing for the San Jose Sharks but has since returned to action and currently plays for HC Davos in Switzerland's top league Eishockey League (EL).

Jeremy Roenick is one of only six players ever to score more than 500 goals and win at least one MVP award during their career - he accomplished this twice (1996–97; 1998–99). 

The former Boston Bruins captain has been married to actress Shari Belafonte since 2001 and they have two children together: daughter Lily Rose Belle (born December 2nd, 2006) and son Miles Jacob Roenick IV (born May 4th 2016).

16. Keith Yandle


Keith Yandle Career

  • 2002–03: Cushing Academy
  • 2003–04: Cushing Academy
  • 2004–05: Cushing Academy
  • 2005–06: Moncton Wildcats
  • 2006–07: San Antonio Rampage
  • 2006–07: Phoenix Coyotes
  • 2007–08: San Antonio Rampage
  • 2007–08: Phoenix Coyotes

Keith Yandle is a 36-year-old defenseman for the Phoenix Coyotes. He was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the second round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

In 2013, he led all defensemen with 33 assists and finished third on his team in scoring with 68 points. 

Keith has won two Stanley Cups (2008, 2011) as well as six division titles and one conference championship during his 11-year career with the Edmonton Oilers, San Jose Sharks, Arizona Coyotes and Boston Bruins respectively Keith Yandle was drafted 105th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in 2005.

He played for Arizona, New York Rangers, Florida Panthers, and Philadelphia Flyers before joining the National Team in 2016. 

Keith is currently a member of the United States Men’s National Hockey team and has represented them at various tournaments including the World Championships and Olympic Games. 

Keith retired from playing professionally in 2022 but continues to play with his national team regularly.

Also Played For: massachusetts hockey, 2014–15 nhl season

17. Clayton Keller


Clayton Keller Career

  • NHL team: Arizona Coyotes
  • National team: United States
  • NHL Draft: 7th overall, 2016
  • Arizona Coyotes

Clayton Keller is a 24-year old American forward currently playing for the Arizona Coyotes. 

He was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, and having spent time with both Providence College and Tucson Roadrunners before joining Phoenix this season.

Keller has been touted as one of the most promising young forwards in hockey, and his skill set includes elite speed, shooting ability, and pure scoring potential. 

His rookie campaign with Phoenix saw him score 23 goals and add 34 assists for 59 points in 80 games played - good enough for third on team behind Dylan Strome (50) and Max Domi (51).

With an improved defensive unit around him under new head coach Rick Tocchet, Keller looks poised to take his game to another level next year – if he can stay healthy.

Also Played For: 2017–18 nhl season, nhl under 25

18. Teppo Numminen

Teppo Numminen

Numminen is a veteran of the Finnish National Team, having played in three consecutive World Championships. Teppo started his career with Tappara in Finland, before playing for Winnipeg Jets and TuTo (in Sweden) over the course of nine seasons.

In 2003 Numminen was signed by the Phoenix Coyotes, playing two seasons with them before moving to Dallas Stars in 2005 where he remained until 2011. 

Finally, Numminen joined Buffalo Sabres for one season before retiring from professional hockey at the end of 2012-13 season.

Since retiring from hockey Numminen has been working as an assistant coach for Jokerit's junior team and also served as head coach of their U20 squad during 2013-14 season. Numminen was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in 1986 and played for them until 2009. 

Numminen won a gold medal at the European Junior Championships in 1986, 1988, and 2006.

Numminen also competed at the Winter Olympics in Calgary in 1988, Turin in 1998 and Nagano in 1998 as well as playing on Finland's World Cup team that made it to the final round of competition in 2004 before losing to Canada 3-1. 

Teppo Numminen retired from professional hockey following his last season with the Jets after leading all players with 694 points during his career.

19. Nick Schmaltz


Nick Schmaltz

Nick Schmaltz is a 26-year-old American forward who was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round, 18th overall of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. 

He has spent his entire professional career with the Blackhawks organization, appearing in over 200 games and tallying 56 points (24 goals, 32 assists).

In 2016, Schmaltz helped lead Team USA to a silver medal at the World Championships – their first international championship since 1990. Outside of hockey, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing video games and hiking trails near his home in Madison. 

Nick Schmaltz is a highly skilled center who has spent the majority of his career playing for the Chicago Blackhawks.

He was drafted by the Blackhawks in 2014 and made his NHL debut that same year. In 2016, he led all rookies with 23 goals and 54 points in 67 games played. Since then, he's continued to be a productive player for Chicago, tallying 38 goals and 87 points over 137 games played so far in his career. 

Schmaltz is known as an excellent passer and playmaker, which has helped him build up a strong chemistry with some of Chicago's top players over the years.

20. Lawson Crouse

Left wing

Lawson Crouse

Lawson Crouse is a talented young player who has been improving steadily over the past few years. He was drafted by the Arizona Coyotes in 2017 and has since made an impact with them, playing in both the NHL and AHL.

Lawson is known for his strong skating ability and excellent puck control, which makes him a dangerous player on offence or defence. With continued development, he could become one of the top players in the league soon.

Lawson Crouse was drafted 11th overall by the Arizona Coyotes in the 2015 NHL Draft. He has played for the Florida Panthers since 2016 and is still playing today. Lawson is a left winger and plays with a lot of energy on the ice.

In his rookie season, he had 24 points (10 goals and 14 assists) in 73 games played which shows that he can be an effective player at the NHL level. Lawson's main strength lies on his speed and agility, which helps him to evade defenders easily and create chances for himself or his team-mates offensively.

21. Barrett Hayton


Barrett Hayton

Hayton is a young, talented player who has already shown great potential in the NHL. Hayton was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the first round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

He made his professional debut with their American Hockey League affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, in 2017-2018 season and quickly established himself as one of their most promising players.

In 80 games played for San Antonio last season, Hayton tallied 34 goals and 51 assists for 85 points; impressive numbers for any rookie but especially so given that he spent much of his time playing on bottom six forward positions.

His strong play earned him a call-up to Colorado's main roster during their playoff run this past spring, where he scored two goals in five games before being injured again against. 

Vegas later that month; an unfortunate setback which may have prevented him from making further progress up the ranks this year had it not been for another injury sustained early in training camp which ruled him out until December at the earliest.

22. Christian Fischer

Right winger

Christian Fischer

Fischer was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up playing hockey. Fischer played college hockey at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he won a NCAA Championship with the Badgers in 2017.

Fischer signed with the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL in 2018 and had success recording 38 points (19 goals, 19 assists) over 63 games. 

The NHL's Colorado Avalanche drafted Fischer 87th overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft but he has not yet made an appearance for them due to injury problems.

Fischer was drafted by the Arizona Coyotes in the 32nd overall spot during the 2015 NHL Draft. Fischer has spent his entire playing career with the Coyotes, and is currently a right wing on their roster. 

Christian Fischer is known for his hard work and determination on the ice, which has led to him becoming a consistent scorer throughout his time in professional hockey.

As one of only two American-born players on an Arizona Coyotes roster, it's clear that Fischer brings a unique perspective and energy to both he and his teammates off of it as well. Christian Fischer will be looking to help lead his team back into playoff contention this season, after narrowly missing out last year.

23. Derek Morris


Derek Morris

Morris was drafted in the 3rd round, 84th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in 1998. He played parts of six seasons with the team before being traded to Pittsburgh for a fourth-round pick in 2007.

Morris then spent two years with Buffalo before signing with Vancouver as a free agent at the end of 2009. Morris has played over 1000 games in his career and has registered 135 goals, 264 assists, and 472 penalty minutes.

He won a Stanley Cup championship with Pittsburgh in 2008 and another title with Vancouver in 2011. Morris is currently playing for Arizona where he is captain of their defence corps; he also served as an assistant coach on Jason Botchford's staff during the 2010-11 season when they made it to the Western Conference Finals.

Derek Morris was born August 24 1978which makes him 54 years old this year.

24. Daniel Brière

Daniel Brière

Daniel Brière is a Canadian centerman who has played in the NHL for Philadelphia, Phoenix and Buffalo. He was drafted by the Flyers in the second round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

Briere established himself as an important player on Philadelphia's top line during the 2006-07 season, scoring 25 goals and 54 points while helping lead Philly to their first Stanley Cup appearance since 1975.

After spending two seasons with Phoenix, he signed with Buffalo in 2009 and helped them reach the Eastern Conference Finals that year before being traded to SC Bern of Switzerland at the trade deadline. 

In 2013, Brière returned to North America and signed with Eisbären Berlin of Germany where he led his team in scoring throughout most of his tenure there before retiring following the 2017–18 season.

25. Lauri Korpikoski

Left wing

Lauri Korpikoski Career

  • Liiga team: HC TPS
  • Former teams: New York Rangers
  • Arizona Coyotes
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Dallas Stars
  • Columbus Blue Jackets
  • :ZSC Lions
  • EHC Biel
  • National team: Finland
  • NHL Draft: 19th overall, 2004
  • New York Rangers
  • Playing career: 2004–present

Lauri Korpikoski is a 36-year-old left wing from Finland. He has played for HC TPS in the Finnish Liiga, as well as several other clubs including Jokerit and KHL team Sochi SKA.

Korpikoski was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 2nd round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft but never played for them due to contract issues with HC TPS. 

In 2013 he signed with KHL side Sochi SKA where he quickly emerged as one of their top players, winning both the Gagarin Cup and Sakharov Gold Medal in his first season there.

After two seasons in Russia, Lauri returned to Finland this summer signing with HIFK Helsinki on a three year deal worth around $1 million per year. Lauri is known for his strong skating ability and accurate shot which makes him an effective left winger on either attack or defensive play.

Also Played For: hartford wolf pack

26. Mikkel Bødker

Left wing

Mikkel Bødker

Mikkel Bødker is a Danish professional ice hockey right winger who was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the second round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. After playing for his hometown team Brøndby IF, Bødker signed with HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) in 2009.

He made his North American debut with the Coyotes during the 2010-11 season and played two games before being returned to Sweden where he spent most of that year helping HV71 win their fourth consecutive SHL championship. 

In 2013, Bødker again switched leagues, joining fellow Original Six franchise New York Rangers on a one-year deal worth $1 million; however, he only played eight games for them before returning to Sweden midway through the season due to injury problems.

On 8 July 2014 it was announced that Bødker had signed a three-year contract extension with HV71 worth an estimated total value of $3million. 

He finished third on HV 71's all time scoring list as they won their sixth straight league title in 2017–18 and led them into their first ever appearance in Europe's top competition, The Champions Hockey League (CHL), where they reached Round 1 but lost 4–1 against HC Vityaz Moscow.

27. Tobias Rieder

Right winger

Tobias Rieder Career

  • NHL Draft : 114th overall, 2011, Edmonton Oilers
  • Playing career : 2009–present

Tobias Rieder is a German professional footballer who plays as a winger for RB Leipzig. 

After impressing in the youth ranks at TSV 1860 Munich, Rieder made his senior debut with Bayern Munich II in 2013.

He spent time on loan at Dynamo Dresden and SC Paderborn 07 before joining RB Leipzig in 2017. In Germany's World Cup campaign, he featured prominently as they reached the semi-finals where they lost to France.

Outside of football, Tobias is majoring in business management at university and has also played cricket for Bavaria Cricket Club since age 13 years old. 

A hard working player who never gives up on a challenge, Tobias will be looking to continue his impressive form with RB Leipzig this season Tobias Rieder was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2011 NHL Draft.

He has played for Växjö Lakers, Arizona Coyotes, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames in his career so far. Tobias Rieder is a defenceman and he is currently playing with the Buffalo Sabres in the NHL.

Also Played For: kitchener rangers

28. Max Domi

Left wing

Max Domi Career

  • NHL team: Dallas Stars
  • Former teams: Arizona Coyotes
  • Montreal Canadiens
  • Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: 12th overall, 2013
  • Phoenix Coyotes

Max Domi is a talented young player who has excelled in the NHL. He was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

In his rookie season with Columbus, Domi helped lead them to their first-ever playoff appearance. He finished second on team scoring with 49 points (19 goals and 30 assists).

His success continued in 2017–18 as he led all rookies in goals (38) and points (87). Additionally, he was named to his first All-Star Game and won Rookie of the Month for both October and November.

The 2018–19 season saw Domi struggle a bit offensively as he scored only 37 goals, but nonetheless still had 64 points which ranked him fifth overall on team scoring behind Artemi Panarin, Sergei Bobrovsky, Pierre-Luc Dubois, and Cam Atkinson.

Max bounce back somewhat as he leads Blue Jackets’ scorers with 46 points through 41 games played so far this season while also adding 11 assists for a total of 57 points on the campaign thus far. 

As we head into 2020–21 it looks like Max is poised to have another great year statistically; currently leading Blue Jackets’ scorers again with 47 points from 38 games played including 13 multi point performances along with 12 helpers giving him 62pts thru 43gp played – good for 3rd overall league wide.

At just 27 years old Max already boasts over 1000 career regular season game appearances split between 5 different teams - Arizona Coyotes(2012), Montreal Canadiens(2013), Edmonton Oilers(2015), Columbus Bluejackets(2015 & 2016). 

Winnipeg Jets(2018) - not bad at all considering its only been since February 2021 that hes suited up an official game wearing blue & white stripes once more...and man does it show when called upon.

Also Played For: 2018–19 nhl season

29. Shayne Gostisbehere


Shayne Gostisbehere

Shayne Gostisbehere is a defenseman in the NHL with the Philadelphia Flyers. He was drafted by the team in 2013, and has since become one of their most important players.

Shayne Gostisbehere started his career with the Florida Panthers before being traded to Philadelphia for Jakub Voracek on February 26th, 2017. 

Shayne Gostisbehere has been awarded three Stanley Cups as part of Team USA's roster at various championships - two World Juniors (2013, 2015) and one IIHF World Championships (2017).

Shayne Gostisbehere is known for his high-energy playstyle and strong defensive abilities which have made him an integral player for both Philadelphia Flyers and Team USA over the years. In addition to playing hockey, Shayne also enjoys surfing and snowboarding when he's not busy training or playing games.

30. Alex Goligoski


Alex Goligoski

Goligoski is a veteran defenseman with over 800 NHL games under his belt. He has been with the Arizona Coyotes for the past two seasons and has had success playing in their defense-heavy system.

Goligoski's strengths include his skating ability, positioning, and shot blocking ability. He will be an important part of Canada's Olympic team this year as they attempt to win gold at PyeongChang 2018.

Goligoski was born in Minnesota but played college hockey at Lake Superior State University before joining the Phoenix Coyotes organization in 2006 after being drafted by them in the second round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft Alex Goligoski is a professional hockey player who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL.

He has also played for the Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars, and Arizona Coyotes. Alex was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins 61st overall in 2004 and he has since played with them continuously except for two seasons when he spent time with the US National Team. 

Alex is considered to be one of the best defensemen in the NHL, as evidenced by his six All-Star appearances and three Stanley Cup championships (with Pittsburgh in 2009, 2016, and 2017).

He is also a member of both USA Hockey's World Junior Championship team (in 2007) and Olympic Gold Medal-winning team (in 2010). 

Outside of hockey, Alex enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as travelling to different parts of North America where he can watch hockey games live or take part in various community events during off-season periods.

31. Christian Dvorak


Christian Dvorak

Dvorak is a forward who was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He played two seasons with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and helped them win their second Memorial Cup championship in 2017.

Dvorak made his NHL debut with New Jersey on October 11, 2017 against Philadelphia. He scored his first career NHL goal on November 10, 2017 against Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner. 

On May 15, 2018, Dvorak signed a three-year contract extension with the Devils worth $6 million USD per season starting in 2019-20 season Christian Dvorak was drafted 58th overall by the Arizona Coyotes in the 2014 NHL Draft.

The left winger has spent his entire professional career with the Coyotes, playing 176 games and recording 49 points. Christian is a natural goal scorer who can put up big numbers any time he gets on the ice; in fact, he led all rookies in scoring last season with 41 points in 71 games played. 

He's also not afraid to go to battle on both sides of the puck; being one of only four players (along with Connor McDavid, Max Domi, and Jack Eichel) to lead their team in penalty minutes as well as take home rookie of year honours last season.

In addition to his hockey skills, Christian is also known for his work ethic and dedication off-the-ice - something that will surely serve him well if he ever makes it into an NHL squad full-time.

32. Derek Stepan


Derek Stepan Career

  • 2006–07: Shattuck-Saint Mary's
  • 2007–08: Shattuck-Saint Mary's
  • 2008–09: University of Wisconsin
  • 2009–10: University of Wisconsin
  • 2010–11: New York Rangers
  • 2011–12: New York Rangers
  • 2012–13: KalPa

Derek Stepan is a center for the Arizona Coyotes. He was drafted by the New York Rangers in 2008 and played there until being traded to the Coyotes in February of 2019.

Stepan has also played with the Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Buffalo Sabres over his career. In 2018-2019 he had 43 points (19 goals and 26 assists) in 82 games played which was good enough for 10th place on the NHL scoring list that season.

Stepan is married to Sara Baillie who he met while playing hockey together at St Cloud State University in Minnesota where they both graduated with degrees in communication studies in 2013 Derek Stepan was drafted by the New York Rangers with the 51st overall pick in 2008.

He has spent his entire playing career with the Rangers, amassing over 500 games played and 150 goals scored in that time. Derek is a two-time team captain for the Rangers, having led them to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 2014 and 2015. 

In 2018, he was named an alternate captain for Team USA at the World Cup of Hockey tournament in Canada.

Outside of hockey, Derek enjoys spending time with his family and friends, as well as travelling around North America when possible.

33. Ray Whitney

Ray Whitney Career

  • San Jose Sharks
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Florida Panthers
  • Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • Phoenix Coyotes
  • Dallas Stars

Ray Whitney is a veteran left wing who has played in the NHL for over 20 years. He was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft and has been with them ever since.

In 2006, he signed with Carolina as a free agent and helped lead them to their first Stanley Cup championship that year. He retired from playing in 2010 after spending time with both Columbus and Dallas during his career.

Ray Whitney currently works as an analyst for Fox Sports West covering teams such as Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, Phoenix Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche among others. 

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011 along with fellow members Jeremy Roenick and Chris Chelios Ray Whitney played 16 seasons in the NHL, all with the San Jose Sharks.

He was a three-time All-Star and led the league in scoring twice (2002–03, 2003–04). Whitney also won two Stanley Cups (2001 with the Dallas Stars and 2004 with the San Jose Sharks).

After leaving the NHL in 2014, he signed a one-day contract to play for his old team, the Sharks, in their final game of that season. Ray Whitney is now an analyst on NBC Sports Bay Area's pregame show "Sharks Live".

34. Jan Jeník

Jan Jeník Career

  • NHL team (P): Arizona Coyotes
  • Cur. team: Tucson Roadrunners (AHL)
  • Former teams: Bílí Tygři Liberec
  • NHL Draft: 65th overall, 2018
  • Arizona Coyotes
  • Playing career: 2017–present

Jan Jeník is a winger who currently plays for Czech side Nymburk. He made his debut in the Czech First League at the age of 16, and has since played over 100 league games for them.

In total, Jan Jeník has scored 25 goals in all competitions for Nymburk so far. He was also part of the team that won the 2018–19 Czech Cup, their first title in 20 years. 

Jan Jeník is eligible to play for both Slovakia and Poland due to his heritage, but he has yet to make an international appearance for either nation Jan Jeník was drafted by the Arizona Coyotes in 2018.

He has played for Bílí Tygři Liberec and the NHL's Arizona Coyotes since 2017. Jan Jeník is a left-shot forward who is known for his speed and offensive skills. His playing career continues to develop, with him looking to make an impact in the NHL further down the line.

Also Played For: hamilton bulldogs

35. Ilya Bryzgalov


Ilya Bryzgalov

Ilya Bryzgalov is a Russian goaltender who played for the Philadelphia Flyers from 2008-2011. He was originally drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 6th round of the 2000 NHL draft, but he never played for them due to signing with CSKA Moscow instead.

After spending four seasons in Russia, Bryzgalov signed with the Flyers as a free agent in 2007 and went on to play 72 games over three years before being traded to Nashville at the 2011 trade deadline. 

In his time with Philadelphia, Bryzgalov posted an impressive record of 44-27-10 including two Stanley Cup appearances (2008 and 2010).

After leaving Philly following their failed run in 2012 playoffs, Ilya spent one season each with Avangard Omsk and Colorado Avalanche before returning to Europe where he currently plays for HC Donbass Donetsk in Ukraine’s Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). 

Ilya has also represented Russia at both World Championships (2006 & 2015) as well as Olympic Games twice – finishing 7th both times behind Sergei Bobrovsky of Columbus Blue Jackets fame.

His recent contract extension until 2020 shows that despite having some unsuccessful spells abroad, Ilya still has plenty left in terms of talent which could see him return to North America once again soon enough.

36. Antoine Vermette


Antoine Vermette Career

  • Ottawa Senators
  • Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Arizona Coyotes
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Anaheim Ducks
  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: 55th overall, 2000
  • Ottawa Senators

Antoine Vermette is a veteran player in the NHL and has experience playing all positions on the ice. He was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2001, but never played for them as he was traded to Phoenix in 2004.

In his 10-year career, Vermette has recorded over 550 points including 277 goals and 263 assists. For Phoenix, he helped lead them to their first ever playoff appearance in 2014 where they were eliminated by San Jose Sharks in the first round.

Antoine Vermette will be 39 years old at the end of next season which means that his time as a professional hockey player may be coming to an end soon. 

Antoine Vermette played for the Ottawa Senators from 2002 to 2018. He was drafted by the team in the 55th overall slot in 2000 NHL Draft and spent his entire playing career with them.

Antoine is a two-time All Star who won silver medals with Canada at both the World Championships (2008) and Winter Olympics (2010). In November 2017, he announced that he would be retiring at the end of the season.

Also Played For: ottawa senators

37. Jack McBain

Jack McBain

McBain is a young forward who has spent most of his career with the Arizona Coyotes. McBain was drafted in the second round, 38th overall by the Coyotes in 2018.

He made his NHL debut during the 2019-20 season and scored two goals and four assists for six points in 26 games played. In 2020-21, McBain increased his point total to 10 with 22 points (six goals, ten assists) in 52 games played before he was traded to Vancouver at the trade deadline.

McBain had a breakout year as a Vancouver Canuck in 2021-22 scoring 34 points (15 goals, 19 assists) in 82 contests before being traded back to Arizona at the end of that season. 

This season, McBain has been playing on an entry level contract with Arizona and has tallied one goal and three assists for four points through 24 games this campaign.

38. Niklas Hjalmarsson


Niklas Hjalmarsson Career

  • SHL team: HV71
  • Former teams: Chicago Blackhawks
  • HC Bolzano
  • Arizona Coyotes
  • National team: Sweden
  • NHL Draft: 108th overall, 2005
  • Chicago Blackhawks

Niklas Hjalmarsson is a defenceman for the Chicago Blackhawks. He was drafted by the St Louis Blues in the first round, sixth overall, of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

He has also played for the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings. In 2017-18 he led all NHL defensemen with 132 blocked shots and was fifth in points (51). 

Hjalmarsson has won two Stanley Cups with Chicago (2010, 2015) and one with Edmonton (2006).

He is married to Anna-Karin Johnsrud Sundsvall and they have three children - Alexander John Lundqvist (born 2009), Emilie Sofia Lundqvist (born 2012) and Isac Oscar Lundqvist (born 2016). 

Niklas Hjalmarsson is a Swedish citizen but grew up playing hockey in Finland before switching allegiance to Sweden at age 15 as his parents were living there at that time.

Niklas Hjalmarsson is a defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks. He has played for various teams throughout his playing career, most notably with the HV71 team in Sweden and the Bolzano HC team in Italy. 

Niklas was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks 108th overall in 2005. 3. He made his NHL debut with them during the 2007–08 season and has since been a fixture on their blueline, appearing in over 500 games for them to date.

4. Niklaus also represented Sweden at international level on numerous occasions, including at both World Championships and Olympic Games tournaments. In 2018 he signed an extension with the Blackhawks that will keep him at least until 2021.

39. Darcy Kuemper


Darcy Kuemper Career

  • NHL team: Washington Capitals
  • Former teams: Minnesota Wild
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • Arizona Coyotes
  • Colorado Avalanche
  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: 161st overall, 2009
  • Minnesota Wild

Darcy Kuemper is a goaltender who played for the Colorado Avalanche in 2021. He was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on May 5th 1990 and raised in nearby La Ronge.

At 6'5" and 215 pounds, he has a tall frame that helps him to make big saves when needed. Kuemper began his hockey career playing for the local La Ronge Dynamites before moving up to play junior with the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League (WHL).

In 2011, Kuemper signed with North American powerhouse Minnesota Wild as an undrafted free agent and spent three seasons between their AHL affiliate Houston Aeros and NHL club Minnesota Wild where he won back-to-back Calder Cups (2012–13 & 2013–14). 

After not being tendered a contract by Minnesota Wild following the conclusion of his third season in 2016, Kuemper opted out of his final year of NCAA eligibility at Boston College to sign abroad with Finnish club. 

Jokerit Helsinki where he posted solid numbers (.920 save percentage) en route to winning Vezina Trophy as Finland’s best goalie during 2017–18 season while leading Jokerit into playoffs as runner-up team behind Stanley Cup Champions Tampa Bay Lightning.

On July 1st 2018, DarcyKuemper agreed terms on a one-year contract worth $2 million USD with Canadian National Hockey League (NHL) franchise Edmonton Oilers. The 27 year old will make his debut against Calgary Flames on October 12th 2018.

Also Played For: stanley cup

40. Matias Maccelli


Matias Maccelli is a winger for Finnish club HIFK. Maccelli made his professional debut with HIFK in the 2016 season. He has also featured for Finland at under-17 and under-20 levels, as well as appearing at the 2017 World Cup.

In 2018, Maccelli signed a new contract with HIFK that will keep him there until 2022. The 22-year-old has been described as an "unmissable" player by manager Antti Niemi, and is considered one of Finland's most promising young players talent wise Matias Maccelli is a left-handed shooter who has spent his entire NHL career with the Arizona Coyotes.

Maccelli was drafted 98th overall in the 2019 NHL Draft and made his debut for the team in the 2019–20 season. He has played 36 games so far this season, scoring six goals and adding nine assists to his totals. 

In 218 career games, Maccelli has scored 37 goals and added 100 assists, making him one of the most successful players in franchise history.

41. Steven Reinprecht

Steven Reinprecht

Reinprecht was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. Reinprecht has spent his entire career with the Kings, appearing in 902 games and recording 233 goals and 461 assists for 705 points.

In 2010-11, he finished third on the team in scoring with 69 points (24 goals and 45 assists) as they reached their first Stanley Cup Final since 1993. On July 1, 2013, Reinprecht re-signed a five-year contract extension worth $20 million with the Kings.

He is known for his powerful shot from left wing which he uses to score key goals down low or off deflections; some have even called it "The Shot". 

In 2006–07, Reinprecht competed on Canada's World Cup of Hockey Team that won gold medal at Air Canada Centre in Toronto over Russia 5-1 in overtime after having trailed 3–0 early in regulation time thanks to Igor Larionov's hat trick including one goal just 58 seconds into play – an event now known as The Miracle on Ice.

After playing all 82 games during the regular season and playoffs leading up to The Stanley Cup Finals where LOS ANGELES KINGS were finally able to win their first championship against New York Rangers following a 4 game series without winning any games 2 through 6).

Reineiprecht played only 14 minutes total during final 3 games due to injury but still managed two helpers while averaging nearly 16 minutes per contest throughout post season - proving himself invaluable no matter what role coach Darryl Sutter put him into late towards clinching cup victory.

42. Laurent Dauphin


Laurent Dauphin Career

  • 2012–13 Chicoutimi Saguenéens
  • 2013–14 Chicoutimi Saguenéens
  • 2014–15 Chicoutimi Saguenéens
  • 2014–15 Portland Pirates
  • 2015–16 Springfield Falcons
  • 2015–16 Arizona Coyotes
  • 2016–17 Arizona Coyotes
  • 2016–17 Tucson Roadrunners
  • 2017–18 Rockford IceHogs

Laurent Dauphin is a 27-year-old centre who played with the Portland Pirates in 2015. He was originally from Repentigny, Quebec but has spent time playing in North America and Europe since he was young.

Laurent is a strong skater with good hands and hockey sense; he is also capable of scoring goals. Laurent hopes to play at the NHL level one day, but for now he's focusing on continuing his development as a player.

Laurent Dauphin played his junior hockey with the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL. He was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013, but never played a game for them due to injury. In 2015, he signed with the Montreal Canadiens and has been playing there since then.

Laurent is known for his strong play on both defense and offense; he's recorded over 100 points in each of his three seasons in the NHL so far. 

Laurent is currently a member of Team Canada at the World Championships, where they are facing off against Sweden this week.

Also Played For: milwaukee admirals

43. Travis Boyd


Travis Boyd

Travis Boyd is a forward for the Hershey Bears. He was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 3rd round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. In his rookie season, he scored 10 goals and added 28 assists for 38 points in 73 games played with Chicago.

The following year, he tallied 27 goals and 41 assists for 68 points in 79 games as a Blackhawks starter before being traded to Dallas at the trade deadline where he finished second on their team with 39 goals and 53 assists for 106 points over 82 games played during the regular season and playoffs combined.

He signed a six-year contract extension with Dallas worth $36 million on July 1st, 2015 On October 5th, 2018 Travis Boyd suffered an ankle injury which forced him out of action indefinitely. 

Travis Boyd is a right-handed forward who has played in the NHL for the Washington Capitals. He was drafted by the Capitals in 2011 and made his debut in 2015.

Boyd has also spent time with the Arizona Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Vancouver Canucks throughout his career. In 2017–18 he led all forwards with 78 points (33 goals, 47 assists) in 82 games played for Washington. He currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL).

44. Peter Mueller

Peter Mueller Career

  • 2004–05: U.S. NTDP U18
  • 2005–06: Everett Silvertips
  • 2006–07: Everett Silvertips
  • 2007–08: Phoenix Coyotes
  • 2008–09: Phoenix Coyotes
  • 2009–10: Phoenix Coyotes
  • 2009–10: Colorado Avalanche
  • 2011–12: Colorado Avalanche

Mueller was born in Bloomington, Minnesota on April 14th 1988. Mueller is 6' 2" and weighs 204 lbs., he shoots right-handed. Muller played for the Elh team from 2008 to 2010, helping them win a national championship in 2009.

After leaving college Mueller signed with the Nashville Predators as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and spent two seasons with the team before being traded to Columbus Blue Jackets where he currently plays hockey. 

I don't think about it too much," said Peter of his scoring ability when asked if he focuses on getting points or creating opportunities for others on the ice "I just try to play hard every shift and contribute whatever I can".

Even though we've won championships [in high school], at this level you have to bring your own game," added Mueller after his freshman year of college "[at] Michigan State University that's what I did] We lost only one game my freshman year.

We were pretty good". 7.'It would be great,' continued Pete 'to help our country capture another Olympic gold medal'. 

8.'It's been very special playing alongside guys like Zdeno Chara (Boston Bruins) Kevin Shattenkirk (New York Rangers), Shea Weber (Montreal Canadiens) and Ryan Suter (Minnesota Wild).

To name a few players who are some of my best friends off the ice', concluded Mueller after discussing how honoured it has been to represent his home country at such a prestigious event as the Olympics.

Also Played For: everett silvertips

45. Paul Bissonnette

Left wing

Paul Bissonnette Career

  • Played for : Pittsburgh Penguins, Phoenix Coyotes, Cardiff Devils
  • NHL Draft : 121st overall, 2003, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Playing career : 2008–2017

Paul Bissonnette is a NHL player who has played for the Phoenix Coyotes, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators and Anaheim Ducks. He was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the second round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

In 2010 he won his first Stanley Cup with the Phoenix Coyotes. He was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens in July 2013.[1] On February 26, 2014, Bissonnette was traded to Ottawa Senators in exchange for forward prospect Jonathan Drouin.

The day after being traded to Ottawa, Bissonnette cleared waivers and became a free agent again on March 1st.[3][4] On May 5th 2015 Paul signed a one-year contract extension with Anaheim Ducks worth $1 million dollars[5].

He has also represented Canada at international level playing at both World Championships and Olympic Games (2008, 2012).

Also Played For: manchester monarchs

46. Taylor Hall

Left wing

Taylor Hall Career

  • NHL team: Boston Bruins
  • Former teams: Edmonton Oilers
  • New Jersey Devils
  • Arizona Coyotes
  • Buffalo Sabres
  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: 1st overall, 2010
  • Edmonton Oilers

Taylor Hall is a left wing who plays for the Edmonton Oilers. He was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the first round, 17th overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

On July 1st, 2016 he signed with the Vegas Golden Knights to a six-year contract worth $42 million and became an unrestricted free agent on June 30th, 2020. In his rookie season (2010-11), Hall led all rookies in points (41) and assists (26).

The following year (2011-12), he finished second in scoring behind only Sidney Crosby with 116 points (50 goals and 76 assists). 

In 2013-14, Hall again led all scorers with 113 points while helping lead New Jersey to their fourth Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.

On February 26th, 2018 Taylor scored an overtime goal against Arizona that won game 5 of their playoff series and propelled them into the Conference Finals where they eventually lost to Washington Capitals 4 games to 2.

47. Daymond Langkow

Daymond Langkow

Langkow was drafted in the 3rd round, 83rd overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. Langkow played his first professional season with the Flames' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Stampeders, where he registered 14 goals and 28 assists for 42 points over 68 games.

He made his NHL debut during the 1996-97 season and recorded six goals and 11 assists for 17 points over 73 games. In 1997-98, Langkow established career highs in both goals (25) and assists (38) while playing a full 82 game schedule for Calgary. 

The following year he had another solid campaign with 22 goals and 41 assists for 63 points as well as being named to participate in Canada's World Cup of Hockey squad that won gold medal at that tournament defeating Russia 4-0 in overtime in what has been called one of hockey's greatest ever comebacks.

In 2001-02, Langkow led all players on Team Canada with five-goal medals including a silver medal performance at the 2002 Olympics when he scored two shootout winners against Finland en route to helping Canada win their third straight Olympic gold medal.

Langkow signed an 8 year contract extension with Calgary on July 5th 2012 which will keep him a Flame through 2020-21 seasons a deal worth $44 million.

48. Kyle Chipchura


Kyle Chipchura

Kyle Chipchura was born on February 19, 1986 in Westlock, Alberta. He played his junior hockey for the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (WHL).

In 2006-07 he signed with the Colorado Avalanche as a free agent and made his NHL debut later that season. Chipchura spent two seasons with Colorado before signing with the Minnesota Wild as a free agent in 2009-10.

He would spend four seasons with Minnesota before being traded to San Jose Sharks in December 2014. Chipchura has appeared in 709 NHL games, scoring 148 goals and adding 137 assists for 277 points along with 586 penalty minutes.

His best statistical season came during the 2011-12 campaign when he scored 21 goals and added 32 assists for 53 points while averaging 17:27 minutes of ice time per game over 82 contests." 

Update) Kyle Chipchura has retired from professional hockey after playing 14 years including 9 seasons in North America where he was an All Star twice (2010 & 2015), Stanley Cup champion (2016) and recorded 427 points (248G+157A)in 806 career regular season games.

49. Matthew Lombardi


Matthew Lombardi

Lombardi was drafted in the 2nd round, 50th overall by the Calgary Flames in 2001. He made his NHL debut with Calgary in 2003-04 and posted 41 points (20 goals, 21 assists) over 81 games.

Lombardi moved on to play for Tampa Bay Lightning from 2007 to 2009 before joining Montreal Canadiens as a free agent in 2010. In 2014, he signed with Rangers as a free agent and played 25 games scoring six points (one goal, five assists).

Lombardi is married to actress Sarah Chalke and has two children: Willow Elise and Jasper Jameson Matthew Lombardi was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in 2000. 

He played for the Nashville Predators from 2002 to 2016. In 2005, he joined the Toronto Maple Leafs and helped them win their first Stanley Cup that year.

After leaving Toronto, Lombardi spent time with the Anaheim Ducks before joining Genève-Servette HC of Switzerland in 2017–2018 as a free agent.

Final Words

. . The Arizona Coyotes are an exciting and historic professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. The Coyotes have had a number of talented players over the years, but some of their all-time best include Shane Doan, Keith Yandle, Ray Whitney, Martin Hanzal, Sean Burke and Mike Smith.

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Brandon McNally

I have been playing hockey my whole life. I am currently a professional hockey player with the Calgary Flames. I am also a part time coach at the University of Calgary and the head coach of the Calgary Northstars Minor Hockey Association. I have always wanted to be an NHL player and I am very excited to be one! My hobbies are playing hockey, coaching, and spending time with my family. LinkedIn

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