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Coyotes’ Clayton Keller named All Star

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Clayton Keller will be heading to San Jose as an All Star.

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Arizona Coyotes Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

It was announced today that Clayton Keller will represent the Arizona Coyotes at the upcoming All Star game in San Jose.

Clayton Keller was originally drafted seventh overall by the Arizona Coyotes in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. A native of Chesterfield, Missouri he spent time with the US National Team Development program. Keller is part of the newer bread of smaller, highly skilled players and was underrated going into the draft. He is the third player from his draft class to be selected as an All Star, the other two being Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine.

After being drafted Keller would spend a season playing with Boston University and had a phenomenal first season with the Coyotes were he would register 23 goals and 42 assists. In 39 games this season he has 8 goals and 21 assists.

Keller has been a key for the Coyotes since he started and his 29 points put him on top of the Coyotes. He has been finding a lot of success recently when paired with Nick Schmaltz, who the acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini.

The 2019 NHL All Star game will be Saturday, January 26th.