The Arizona Coyotes traded away their chance to get possible sleeper pick Oliver Kylington at 60th overall. Instead, the Coyotes grab defenseman Kyle Capobianco of the OHL's Sudbury Wolves with the #63 overall selection.
Capobianco had the misfortune to play on a Sudbury team that went 12-54-1-1 last season. The team's struggles likely masked what was otherwise a decent campaign for Capobianco, as he put up 10 goals and 30 assists in 68 games, nearly quadrupling his point totals from his first year in the OHL. Those numbers allowed him to lead the team in assists and place second in points. Yikes.
Kyle Capobianco was ranked as high as #44 by NHL's Central Scouting, and as low as #114 by International Scouting Services. His slender frame for a defenseman (6' 1", 179 pounds) will have to improve before he even sniffs NHL level competition. But Arizona acquires a two-way defenseman who made the most of a tough situation