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NHL Entry Draft Thread: Day 2

The conversation continues at day 2 of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft

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NHL: NHL Draft Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver, BC

When: 10:00 am, Arizona Time

Where: NBCSN, NHL Network

Yesterday the Arizona Coyotes and General Manager John Chayka went off script and traded up to the 11th pick and drafted Swedish defenseman Victor Soderstrom. Soderstrom is a right-handed defenseman playing with Brynas IF, and while he doesn’t address the Coyotes scoring issues he may have been the best player available.

In order to acquire the 11th pick the Coyotes traded their original 14th pick as well as the 45th pick. GM Chayka has a history of trading second-round picks so it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.

Feel free to comment about anything that happens before, during or after the draft.

Coyotes Picks Today:

Second-Round - N/A

Third-Round - 74, 76

Fourth-Round - 107

Fifth-Round - N/A

Sixth-Round - 174, 176

Seventh-Round - 200

Draft Day Reading List:

In drafting Victor Soderstrom, the Arizona Coyotes got their guy - Arizona Sports
The Arizona Coyotes refused to leave the 2019 NHL Draft without Victor Soderstrom, getting a player that they had third on their board.

Arizona Coyotes trade up to draft right-handed defenseman Victor Soderstrom - AZCentral
The Coyotes traded their original first-round pick (No. 14 overall) as well as their second-round pick (No. 45) in order to nab Soderstrom with the 11th selection.

Expect The Unexpected: Arizona Coyotes Trade Up, Select Victor Soderstrom 11th - Howlin Hockey
The Arizona Coyotes and GM John Chayka traded up to the 11th pick, selecting Swedish defenseman Victor Soderstrom, a right handed shot.

NHL Draft 2019: The biggest winners and losers from a by-the-book first round in Vancouver -
Not everyone can be a winner on draft night