As NHL rosters are beginning to formalize, the Phoenix Coyotes were doing some player movement today. The team sent their first round pick Max Domi back to the OHL; this has been reported by senior hockey writer for Rogers Sportsnet Chris Johnson.
The #coyotes have sent first-round pick Max Domi back to the London Knights. He’ll be part of the OHL’s most dominant team.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) September 28, 2013
Johnson is right that Domi will be a part of a dominant team in the London Knights and that only bodes well for his confidence in that he will most likely be with the Coyotes next season.
Other player moves that Phoenix has done is that both center Chris Brown and winger Lucas Lessio have both made the team; this was reported by Sarah McLellan of AZCentral Sports.
Tippett confirms they’re keeping Lessio and Brown. His guess is Klesla starts season on IR.
— Sarah McLellan (@azc_mclellan) September 28, 2013
Both of these players both played in the AHL with the Portland Pirates. With the Pirates, Brown scored 29 goals, had 47 points and 98 penalty minutes in 68 games. Lessio only spent five games with Portland, in which he had a goal and an assist. It seems as if the Coyotes are getting younger, fusing their young and old talent. It should be an exciting year for the Phoenix Coyotes as the hockey season is upon us.