Apr. 24, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41) celebrates with defenseman Rostislav Klesla (16) after defeating the San Jose Sharks 2-1 at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

SenShot Mock Draft Pick #12 – Phoenix Coyotes


The team that has been swirling around ownership questions for years holds the 12th selection.  Those woes continue, but you can add to that the uncertainty of a lame-duck coach and the starting goalie set to become a UFA.

#12 – PHOENIX COYOTES

 

TEAM STRENGTHS:  Defensive presence

TEAM WEAKNESSES: Franchise uncertainty, UFA questions

HOCKEY’S FUTURE ORGANIZATIONAL PROSPECT RANK: 15th of 30 teams

UNDER CONSIDERATION:   Elias Lindholm, Alexander Wennburg, Samuel Morin, Anthony Mantha, Bo Horvat

FANSIDED MOCK DRAFT PICK: Howling Hockey selected Bo Horvat

 

SENSHOT’S CHOICE: Anthony Mantha form Val D’or Foreurs of the QMJHL.  Mantha is a big winger who is already 6’4″, 190 lbs.  He will grow into his frame, and also adds offensive upside, with 89 points and a +21 rating in 67 games.  The Coyotes have solid prospects on the blue line as well as in net, but they are a little slight on the Wings.  Mantha will play, although probably 2 years away.

 

MOCK DRAFT TO DATE (click on team to view the selection):

PICK TEAM PICK
1 COLORADO Seth Jones, Portland (WHL)
2 FLORIDA Jonathan Drouin, Halifax (QMJHL)
3 TAMPA Nathan MacKinnon, Halifax (QMJHL)
4 NASHVILLE Valeri Nichushkin, Chelijabinsk 2 (KHL)
5 CAROLINA Darnell Nurse, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
6 CALGARY Sean Monahan, Ottawa (OHL)
7 EDMONTON Nikita Zadorov, London (OHL)
8 BUFFALO Max Domi, London (OHL)
9 NEW JERSEY Alexsander Barkov, Tappera (FIN)
10 DALLAS Hunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat (WHL)
11 PHILADELPHIA Zachary Furcale, Halifax (QMJHL)
12 PHOENIX Anthony Mantha, Val D’Or (QMJHL)

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