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Coyotes select Manix Landry with 139th overall pick

The Coyotes draft a center in the fifth round.

Gatineau Olympiques v Blainville-Boisbriand Armada Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

The Arizona Coyotes continued drafting forwards, selecting Manix Landry with the 139th overall pick.

Landry is a 5'11", 179-pound center who has been playing in the QMJHL with the Gatineau Olympiques, a team he captained this past year. In 29 games with the Olympiques, he scored 10 goals and recorded 13 assists, and had 2 assists in 4 playoff games.

Despite most mock drafts having him as a later pick, the Salt Lake City, UT native has earned significant praise. Matthew Zator with The Hockey Writers noted that he is "[l]auded for his speed, tenacity, soft hands, and overall never-say-die attitude, he has all the attributes of a player everyone loves playing with, but never against."

Gatineau's biggest issue appears to be a lack of elite skill. He seems willing to do the work, and play the right way, but he just hasn't shown himself to be a major offensive threat. This likely limits his potential as an NHL player, but if there is still a role for defensively sound forwards.