Phoenix Coyotes Draft: Talent Beyond Round One

Laurent Dauphin - Jeff Cox (@JeffCoxSBNation) - Hockey Reporter at SBNation

The Coyotes selected five players after the first round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The Desert Dogs brought in three centers, a goalie and a defenseman.

The Phoenix Coyotes drafted six players in Sunday's Draft. The following is a run down of the players selected by the Yotes after Max Domi. To read our full report on Domi, click here.

Laurent Dauphin (C - Chicoutimi Saguenéens - QMJHL)

The Coyotes traded up three spots in the second round to select the 6-foot, 165-pound center from the QMJHL. Dauphin (nickname Flippers) was ranked 28th among North American skaters by Central Scouting in their final rankings. He finished fifth in rookie scoring in the Q with 25 goals and 57 points.

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM +/- Postseas. GP G A TP PIM +/-
2010-11 Collège Esther-Blondin Phénix QMAAA 41 16 25 41 28 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 0
2011-12 Collège Esther-Blondin Phénix QMAAA 41 18 45 63 48 | Playoffs 13 12 14 26 12
Canada Québec U17 WHC-17 5 0 1 1 0 |
2012-13 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 62 25 32 57 50 0 | Playoffs 6 2 2 4 8 -1
Canada U18 WJC-18 7 4 2 6 6 2 |
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Yan-Pavel Laplante (C - P.E.I. Rocket- QMJHL)

The pick acquired in the trade of Raffi Torres was used on another 6-foot center from the Q. Laplante was ranked 50th among North American skaters on Central Scouting's final rankings. A shoulder injury caused the 18-year-old to miss all but 18 games last season. In those 18 games, he scored five goals and 13 points. He added three goals and five points in six playoff games with PEI.

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM +/- Postseas. GP G A TP PIM +/-
2010-11 Châteauguay Patriotes QMAAA 25 6 8 14 42 | Playoffs 8 4 1 5 8
2011-12 Prince Edward Island Rocket QMJHL 57 6 15 21 33 -33 |
Canada Québec U17 WHC-17 5 5 2 7 0 |
2012-13 Prince Edward Island Rocket QMJHL 18 5 8 13 12 11 | Playoffs 6 3 2 5 4 1
Canada U18 JWC-18 5 1 1 2 4 |
Canada U18 WJC-18 7 1 0 1 6 4 |
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Connor Clifton (D - USA U-18 - USHL)

Phoenix did not pick in the fourth round but selected the New Jersey native, Connor Clifton in the fifth round. Clifton was ranked 88th among North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings. The 5'10", 175-pound right-handed defenseman is committed to Quinnipiac University in the fall.

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM +/- Postseas. GP G A TP PIM +/-
2008-09 New Jersey Jr. Titans AYHL 32 15 11 26 92 |
2009-10 Christian Brothers High USHS - 6 8 14 - |
New Jersey Hitmen EmJHL 33 2 10 12 59 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 2
2010-11 New Jersey Hitmen EmJHL 36 4 14 18 95 | Playoffs 7 2 2 4 10
2011-12 New Jersey Hitmen EJHL 28 1 11 12 46 | Playoffs 6 0 3 3 15
USNTDP Juniors USHL 8 1 0 1 16 -2 |
U.S. National U17 Team USDP 12 1 1 2 24 |
2012-13 USNTDP Juniors USHL 25 3 6 9 90 11 |
U.S. National U18 Team USDP 66 8 15 23 114 |
USA U18 WJC-18 7 1 0 1 2 -3 |
2013-14 Quinnipiac Univ. NCAA - - - - - |
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Brendan Burke (G - Portland Winterhawks - WHL)

The son of Coyotes Goalie Coach and Assistant to the GM, Sean Burke, was selected in the sixth round. Burke was ranked 13th among North American Goalies in Central Scouting's final rankings. Burke played 33 games for the Portland Winterhawks last season, recording a GAA of 2.65 and a .908 save percentage. He should get a chance to be the starter with the Winterhawks next season.

Season Team League GP
GAA
SVS% Postseason GP
GAA
SVS%
2009-10 PF Changs U18 Midget 24 3.92 .873 |
2010-11 Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U16 Midget 23 3.39 .862 |
2011-12 Portland Winterhawks WHL 18 3.58 .875 | Playoffs 1 4.85 .500
2012-13 Portland Winterhawks WHL 33 2.65 .908 | Playoffs 1 12.52 .600
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Jedd Soleway (C - Penticton Vees - BCHL)

The final pick of the 2013 Draft for the Coyotes was the 6'2", 208-pound power forward from Vancouver. Soleway was ranked 131st among North American Forwards on Central Scouting's final rankings. The 19-year-old is committed to the University of Wisconsin for the fall.

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM +/- Postseas. GP G A TP PIM +/-
2010-11 Okanagan Rockets BCMML 40 16 17 33 97 |
2011-12 Vernon Vipers BCHL 58 13 12 25 50 |
2012-13 Vernon Vipers BCHL 26 5 12 17 29 |
Penticton Vees BCHL 22 14 15 29 33 | Playoffs 15 5 6 11 6
2013-14 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA - - - - - |

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