The Phoenix Coyotes prospects pool has been highlighted by a strong group of defensemen for the past few years. The club has used their first round pick in the NHL Draft to take a defenseman in each of the past three years and have a group of young blueliners that rank right up there with the best in the NHL.
Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
- Speed, grit, tenacity
- Blend of top-end talent
- Lack of 3rd/4th line wingers
- Balance at forward position
Legend of Players' Leagues
- Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
- Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
- Playing in NCAA
- Playing in Europe
- Playing in Junior 'A' (USHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc.)
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Although Canada goaltender Mark Visentin was not able to reach his goal of winning a gold medal at the 2012 World Junior Championship, he did gain some measure of satisfaction with his shutout win over Finland in the bronze medal game. Visentin was the goaltender of record in Canada’s loss to Russia in last year’s WJC gold medal game, so the Phoenix Coyotes prospect was hoping to erase that memory with a strong performance at the 2012 tournament.
Visentin talked about the win over Finland, and about his performance at the 2012 WJC. Read more»
For Brandon Gormley personally, the 2012 World Junior Championship was a success. The Phoenix Coyotes prospect was named to the tournament All-Star Team for his good showing over the past 10 days. But Gormley and his Canadian teammates came away disappointed over the team’s bronze medal finish, especially given the fact that this tournament amounted to one, long home stand for the team.
Gormley talked to the media following Canada’s win over Finland in the WJC’s bronze medal game.
Defenseman Brandon Gormley had hopes of winning gold in his first Under-20 WJC appearance with Team Canada. Although Canada had a mostly easy run through the preliminary round of the 2012 World Junior Championship, Gormley and his teammates ultimately fell short of their goal after dropping a 6-5 decision to Russia in their semi-final matchup. Canada can still earn a bronze medal with a win over Finland, but it will be a disappointment after having such high hopes.
Gormley talked about the loss to Russia following the game. Read more»