Arizona's crop of overseas forwards just got a little bit larger today, as the Coyotes selected Swedish winger Jens Looke of Brynas in the Swedish Hockey League with the 83rd overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.
Looke's biggest asset is his on-ice vision and hockey sense. Looke's transition into the top tier of Swedish hockey went pretty well, as he accumulated two goals and four assists in 43 games in the notoriously low-scoring European league. Also by virtue of playing professional hockey in Europe, Looke has played against much larger, more experienced forwards and defensemen.
Another important asset of Looke's is that the Swede has played on both wings in his development. That gives the Coyotes some versatility should they need to balance their forward prospects in the AHL or wherever Looke ends up playing after next season.
His pass and his shot are described by multiple scouts as "sneaky good", and while he's not going to blow anybody away on the score sheet, Jens Looke is a talented young forward who could become a quality playmaker for the Arizona Coyotes.