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2016-17 Player Grades

An overview of all of the player’s grades

We take a look at the player grades as a whole, writers vs. readers.

Radim Vrbata Comes Home and Shines

Radim Vrbata came home to the Valley this season and it had a very positive effect on the Coyotes.

Mike Smith the All-Star?

Did the Coyotes All-Star actually have an All-Star season?

Luke Schenn, the Reliable Blueliner

The former fifth overall (2008) pick landed with the Coyotes in the offseason. How did he fare?

Tobias Rieder: the German Army Knife

Drama aside, Tobias Rieder did it all for the Arizona Coyotes. What’s his grade?

Brad Richardson’s Season Interrupted

Brad Richardson’s 2016-17 season took a turn that nobody foresaw or wanted.

The Curious Case of Teemu Pulkkinen

The deadline acquisition of Teemu Pulkkinen brings more questions than answers.

Brendan Perlini is a diamond in the rough ready to shine

While many had concerns after a poor final season in Juniors, Brendan Perlini came to the show ready to shine.

Is Connor Murphy ready to step up?

Fans and management are still waiting on Murphy’s next big step.

Zbynek Michalek’s seemingly last ride

Not a season grade as much as a thanks for the memories.

The High Expectations & Underperformance of Jamie McGinn

How did Jamie Mcginn do in his first season in the desert?

Don’t Discount Dylan Strome Just Yet

2015 #3 overall NHL Draft Pick. 2017 World Junior Silver Medalist & Captain. OHL J. Ross Robertson Cup Champion. Memorial Cup Finalist & Tournament MVP.

Jordan Martinook is a fan favorite for a reason

The Coyotes hardest working player is doing everything he can to live up to his accolades.

Clayton Keller brings hope to the Arizona Coyotes

Clayton Keller only played a few games for the Coyotes, but his arrival signaled the start of something new.

The Unfortunate & Confusing Tale of Josh Jooris

The center & right wing just got lost in a bad Coyotes season

Peter Holland: Another Coyotes center experiment

If the Coyotes re-sign Peter Holland, they lose a sixth-round pick. Is the former first-round pick worth it?

Alex Goligoski’s Debut in Arizona Was Exactly as Advertised

The Defenseman Performed Exactly As He Was Paid To On A Team Full of Rookies And Rejects

Christian Fischer has the scoring touch

What do you give a player who made history in his first two NHL games?

Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s rough season

2016 and 2017 was not kind to Oliver Ekman-Larsson, but it was just a bump in the road.

Player Grades 2017: Christian Dvorak

Rookie center Dvorak proved to be arguably one of the best players on a thoroughly underperforming team

Player Grades 2017: Anthony Duclair

What Happened to the Once-Promising Goal Scorer?

Player Grades 2017: Louis Domingue

Where does Louis Domingue stand in Arizona’s netminder equation?

Player Grades 2017: Max Domi

Injuries and dip in production plague playmaker’s sophomore season

Player Grades 2017: Shane Doan, The Captain

How did the Captain fair in his 21st season with the team?

2016-17 Player Grade Series Masterpost

We have a new series starting today: player season grades.

Player Grades 2017: Anthony DeAngelo

Splitting time between Tucson and Glendale, Anthony DeAngelo’s season had as many ups and downs as he had call-ups and demotions.

Player Grades 2017: Lawson Crouse

The Arizona Coyotes had their ups and downs in the 2016-17 season, but Lawson Crouse quietly grew into a good, young role player.

Player Grade: Kevin Connauton

A victim of injuries, and the youth movement. What do the Coyotes have in Kevin Connauton?

Player Grades 2017: Jakob Chychrun

Jakob Chychrun slid in his draft position last summer, so he spent his rookie season proving every other NHL team wrong.

Player Grades 2017: Alex Burmistrov

Alex Burmistrov was a mid-season waiver pick up that fell into the Coyotes lap. How did he do after his change of scenery from Winnipeg?