The Arizona Coyote will play their first game tomorrow against the San Jose Sharks. Today, they announced the opening night roster which will feature three goaltenders, seven defensemen, and thirteen forwards.
There are very few surprises when it comes to the roster.
Barrett Hayton and Kyle Capobianco both made the roster. Both players have been on the edge of being full-time NHL players, and starting with the team is a sign that they have developed positively.
Ilya Lyubushkin was not listed on the roster as he is currently dealing with immigration/visa issues per the Coyotes.
Along with the roster the team also announced their six-player taxi squad. The squad includes players who spent last season with the Tucson Roadrunners including Hudson Fasching, Michael Chaput, and Jordan Gross, newly signed players Dryden Hunt and Frédérik Gauthier, and prospect Victor Söderström.
Are there any surprises on the roster? Do you agree with the choices for the taxi roster? Feel free to comment below.