The Official Website of the Arizona Coyotes Official Website of the Arizona Coyotes Facebook Instagram Mobile App Twitter Pinterest Newsletter
The Desert Dog Blog - A Dave Vest Blog
  • RSS


Tuesday, 09.8.2009 / 9:29 PM MT / The Desert Dog Blog - by Dave Vest
By Dave Vest
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.  - Well, we made it.

It took six hours by bus, but the 26 players attending this week's Rookie Camp arrived safely in El Segundo, Calif., on Tuesday night. They are here to play two games against their peers with the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon. I invite you to visit over the next few days for coverage of both games. On Thursday, will provide a live stream of the game beginning at 2 p.m.

Assistant General Manager Brad Treliving, Director of Prospect Development Sean Burke and coaches Greg Ireland and Ray Edwards met after dinner tonight to set the lines and defensive pairings for Wednesday's game. Joel Gistedt is expected to start in goal on Wednesday.

The ride here was a long one, but watching a few good movies helped pass the time. I still laugh every time I see the wedding scene from Old School, especially when the band is singing Total Eclipse of the Heart. We also watched a documentary about former heavywieght champion Mike Tyson. What a fascinating life he has lived. But I digress...

Forward Evan Bloodoff, whom the Coyotes selected with the 157th pick in this year's NHL Entry Draft, did not make the trip because of a nagging knee injury that likely will require surgery.

Here are the players who made the trip:


No. 31 GISTEDT, Joel
No. 61 PERUGINI, Chris


No. 24 AHNELOV, Jonas
No. 37 ROSS, Nick
No. 46 BRODEUR, Mathieu
No. 56 MAY, Jeff
No. 63 WELLER, Justin
No. 67 FRANK, Chris
No. 75 STONE, Michael


No. 22 ORPIK, Andrew
No. 23 PORTER, Kevin
No. 36 STAAL, Jared
No. 39 MACLEAN, Brett
No. 48 LONG, Colin
No. 50 BLOODOFF, Lucas
No. 51 BERNHARDT, Justin
No. 52 KOLARIK, Chad
No. 57 GONGALSKY, Igor
No. 58 SZWARZ, Jordan
No. 59 ACOLATSE, Sena
No. 64 BOWERS, Justin
No. 70 WATKINS, Matt
No. 71 HAGEL, Kyle
No. 72 MCDONOUGH, Ryan
No. 73 CAMERON, Bryan

Thanks for reading.


 is the official Web site of the Arizona Coyotes. The Arizona Coyotes and are trademarks of IceArizona Hockey Co LP. NHL, NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL Logos and marks NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 2015 The Arizona Coyotes and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Contact us | Site Map