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COYOTES TO SELECT 8TH OVERALL AT ENTRY DRAFT

Tuesday, 06.20.2006 / 5:04 PM / News
Arizona Coyotes

COYOTES HAVE THREE SELECTIONS IN THE FIRST TWO ROUNDS

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Phoenix Coyotes will have the eighth overall drafting position for the 2006 NHL Entry Draft which will be held this Saturday (June 24) at General Motors Place in Vancouver and will be televised on OLN at 3:00 p.m. Arizona time.

Eighth overall is the second highest position the Coyotes have had since the franchise moved to Phoenix in 1996.  In 2004, the Coyotes used the fifth overall selection to draft Blake Wheeler.  Coyotes captain Shane Doan was selected seventh overall by the Winnipeg Jets in 1995.  In addition, the Coyotes currently have two selections in the second round of the 2006 Entry Draft.

PHOENIX COYOTES SELECTIONS IN THE 2006 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
Round 1 (8th overall)
Round 2 (41st overall)
Round 2 (47th overall)
Round 3 - No picks
Round 4 (115th overall)
Round 4 (119th overall)
**Round 5 (130th overall)
Round 5 (131st overall)
Round 6 (161st overall)
Round 7 - No picks

*Please note Pick 130 (5th round) is conditional.  If Phoenix does not re-sign forward Oleg Kvasha prior to the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, then the New York Islanders will transfer this pick to Phoenix.

TOP TEN SELECTIONS OF THE 2006 NHL ENTRY DRAFT IN VANCOUVER
1. St. Louis Blues
2. Pittsburgh Penguins
3. Chicago Blackhawks
4. Washington Capitals
5. Boston Bruins
6. Columbus Blue Jackets
7. NY Islanders
8. Phoenix Coyotes
9. Minnesota Wild
10. Florida Panthers
11. Los Angeles Kings
12. Atlanta Thrashers
13. Toronto Maple Leafs
14. Vancouver Canucks

The entire seven rounds of the draft will take place on Saturday.  For complete coverage of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, fans should log on to PhoenixCoyotes.com.  The website will have live updates of the Coyotes' picks and will also feature video interviews with Coyotes draft selections and team management.

 
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