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Coyotes choose Dennis Busby with 145th pick

The Coyotes staff looked past the defenseman’s season long injury and took him in the 5th round.

The Arizona Coyotes selected right-handed defenseman Dennis Busby of the OHL’s Flint Firebirds with the 145th overall pick, Busby had a very promising 2016-17 season with a record of 2-14-16 in 62 games but was sidelined for all but two games in his draft year.

According to reports, Busby injured his clavicle just before the start of this season and then re-injured in the first two games of the season. He had surgery to correct the issue and was skating with the team again by March.