With their fourth pick at the NHL Entry Draft, the Coyotes have selected their first defenseman in the draft, selecting Janis Moser.
Welcome to Arizona, Janis Jérôme-Moser. pic.twitter.com/zNDluSKufK— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) July 24, 2021
Moser is one of the older players at the draft who was originally eligible to be drafted in 2018. He has played his entire career in Switzerland, captaining his team EHC Biel-Bienne this past season.
In 48 games with EHC Biel-Bienne, he played in a career-high 48 games and finished with career-highs in goals (9) and assists (21). He also played for Team Switzerland at the World Championship and had two assists in seven games.
60. Coyotes take triple-overage LHD Janis Moser. Clean, clean defender. Shoulda been drafted last year but I figured he was going to go high in his last look. pic.twitter.com/6GpBGjkA3w— Steve Kournianos (@TheDraftAnalyst) July 24, 2021
Moser is another interesting pick by the Coyotes, and as an older player, he is further along in his development than you would expect from a drafted prospect. The Coyotes don't have many defensive prospects outside of Victor Söderström, and with Moser, they have a solid defensive prospect.
Edit: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Moser spent his career in Sweden, it has been updated to reflect he played in Switzerland.