Three Coyotes Prospects Playing Deep Into WHL Playoffs
GLENDALE – Three Coyotes prospects playing for Western Hockey League teams still are competing as that league’s playoffs have reached the conference finals.
Forward Henrik Samuelsson, whom the Coyotes selected with the 27th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, is playing for the Edmonton Oil Kings, who own a two-games-to-none lead over the Medicine Hat Tigers in the Eastern Conference Final. Samuelsson has notched 12 points in Edmonton’s first 11 playoff games.
Goalie Marek Langhamer, whom the Coyotes selected with the 184th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, is the starting goalie for Medicine Hat. He currently ranks first in the WHL playoffs with 15 games played and 479 saves, second in save percentage (.936), third in goals-against average (2.22) and tied for third in wins (eight).
Meanwhile, prospect Brendan Burke, whom the Coyotes selected with the 163rd overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, is the starting goalie for the Portland Winterhawks. He currently ranks tied for second in the WHL playoffs with 11 games played, tied for third in wins (eight), fourth in goals-against average (2.52), seventh in saves (255) and eighth in save percentage (.907).
Portland is tied 1-1 with Kelowna in the WHL’s Western Conference Final.