Still, the Coyotes made one selection in the fifth round, and one in the seventh. They used those choices to select Conor Garland and Erik Kallgren, respectively. Here's a little bit more information about both:
Conor Garland - RW - Moncton Wildcats - QMJHL
Nobody scored more points in major-junior this season than Coyotes 3rd overall pick Dylan Strome. But one player tied him. That player is Conor Garland.
So why in the world is a guy who scored 35 goals and 94 assists going in the 5th round? Well, he's 5'8" and 165 pounds. For comparison's sake, the much-celebrated Tyler Johnson is 5' 9", 175 pounds. Indeed, Garland likely owes his spot in this draft to the prolific play of small guys like Johnson.
But Garland absolutely has the tools in the toolbox necessary to compensate for his diminutive stature. He's drawn comparisons to Theo Fleury for exactly that reason. The Massachusetts born native may be able to defy the odds and make the NHL as a small forward, especially if he can score goals like this in the big leagues:
Erik Kallgren - G - Linkoping J20 (Swedish Junior Hockey)
Arizona's final selection in the Draft was for a Swedish goaltender who put up pretty respectable numbers while playing junior hockey; in 34 games played, Kallgren had a 1.75 GAA and a .936 save percentage.
Those totals were good enough to give Kallgren a brief taste of second tier Swedish professional hockey, when he played three games for Oskarshamn of the Allsvenskan Hockey League, one tier below the SHL.
Kallgren clearly has some seasoning to do before he would even sniff the North American leagues. If he can take the skills he's acquired in junior hockey and maintain a strong level of play in European professional hockey, then Kallgren may have a chance to hone his craft in the United States.