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Coyotes 25 under 25: #25 (tie) Cam Dineen, Ty Emberson, Filip Barklund

Three players tied for the final spot in Five For Howling's 25 under 25 so we are going to profile all three.

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Our first entry in our 25 under 25 series reveals that the entire naming convention is a lie. Three players were tied for the final spot, and rather than have a tiebreaker we are going to do brief profiles of all three.

Cam Dineen - 22

League: AHL (Tucson Roadrunners)

Games played: 57

Goals: 5

Assists: 9

Highest rating: 25

Lowest rating: Not Rated

Of the three tied players, Dineen is the oldest and furthest along in his development. Last season was his second with the Roadrunners, and while his stats remained largely the same, he scored two more goals this past season, he did go from being a -4 to a +7. Plus/minus isn't the best measurement of a player's development/ability, but it provides a soft indicator that he is improving.

Dineen probably isn't going to be getting a call up this season, what with how stacked the Coyotes blue line is and who is ahead of him. But the team currently only has two NHL defensemen signed past this season, so if continues developing he may get his shot in the next few seasons.

Ty Emberson - 20

League: NCAA (University of Wisconsin)

Games played: 33

Goals: 1

Assists: 8

Highest rating: 25

Lowest rating: Not Rated

Emberson had a great season, spending his regular season with the University of Wisconsin and playing for Team USA at the World Juniors. He was pointless at the World Juniors, but he finished third among US defensemen in time on ice and was a +2.

Over the offseason Emberson was named captain of the University of Wisconsin team, his first time wearing a letter for the NCAA team and his first time wearing the “C”. He has played four games so far and has been held pointless.

If Emberson does make it to the NHL it likely isn't going to be for a few more seasons at least. Like Dineen though, this is a good thing, as it allows the team to clear some contracts and make room for him.

Filip Barklund - 18

League: J18 Elit (Örebro HK J18), J18 Allsvenskan (Örebro HK J18 ), J20 SuperElit (Örebro HK J18)

Games played: 2, 3, 43

Goals: 1, 2, 9

Assists: 0, 2, 21

Highest rating: 25

Lowest rating: Not rated.

Barklund is the only forward among the three players tied for the last spot. He also is the youngest among the three, being drafted by the Coyotes last month. He is one of the younger players in general, and if Covid-19 hadn't happened and the draft was held in July he would have only been 17.

Like many prospects in Europe, he has spent last season between leagues, playing a majority of his games with Örebro HK J20. He finished 7th on his team in points scored, which is impressive considering he is younger than most of his teammates and other players in the league.

He has an advantage over a lot of North American players in that he has already started playing, playing 19 games in the J20 Nationell league, and one game in the SHL. In the J20 Nationell league, he wore an "A" and had a goal and 15 assists in 19 games. In the SHL he has played only one game and is currently pointless.

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You could make a case for any of these three being the sole person ranked 25th overall. Cam Dineen is further along in his development and is showing what he can do playing a professional league. Ty Emberson is not as far along, but he is advancing well in the University of Wisconsin and is being given leadership opportunities. Filip Barklund is the youngest, but he is showing a lot of early potential.