With the 20th overall pick, the Arizona Coyotes opt to move down, trading the pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for the 27th and 58th overall selections in this year's draft.
This trade comes in response to an earlier move, when the St. Louis Blues sent Kevin Shattenkirk to Boston in a package deal that moved Boston's 14th pick and Matt Beleskey back to the Western Conference Finalists.
Shattenkirk was FFH's top defensive trade target going into this mock draft, and subsequent efforts to acquire Ryan Ellis or Tyson Barrie represented a price too steep for Arizona to pay.
As a result, the Coyotes move back just seven spots in the first round, a move that does not result in a dramatic drop-off in the potential of their choice to reach the NHL. And they add a pick at 58th overall this year, bringing their total number of second round selections to three.
And #58 has proven to be quite kind to Arizona in recent years; the Coyotes used the 58th overall pick in 2012 to choose Jordan Martinook, who played 81 games with the Coyotes this season. And in 2014, the 58th pick was used to select Christian Dvorak, who has proven to be an offensive terror in the OHL and who will be turning pro next year.
Hopefully the Coyotes can capture the magic again late in the second round. But of more immediate importance is what Arizona will do with the 27th pick. Check back on Monday, June 20th, to see who we choose.