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Coyotes use 204th pick to draft Ben McCartney

The Coyotes draft their first Canadian player with the draft.

Arizona Coyotes Rookie Red and White Scrimmage Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images

The Arizona Coyotes made what is likely their final pick of the 2020 NHL draft, selecting Macdonald, Manitoba native Ben McCartney.

McCartney is a left wing who has spent the last three seasons playing with the Brandon Wheat Kings in the WHL. Last season he played in 61 games and had a career-high 25 goals and 36 assists and was second in points behind Luka Burzan.

With McCartney, the Coyotes have a player with decent size. He is 6’0” and listed at 185-pounds. While he isn’t huge, he likely won’t have many issues adjusting to a more physical professional game.

EliteProspects’ description of him seems like an ideal later pick. They write “McCartney plays a simple, meat and potatoes sort of game. He spends a lot of time in front of the net and does a good job fighting for positioning.”

McCartney seems like a player who seems like he could eventually play a bottom-six role in the NHL. His numbers are good, and if he can keep his game simple he can hopefully translate that to a professional career.