ARIZONA COYOTES

Coyotes prospect Clayton Keller lifts BU to double-overtime victory

Mar 25, 2017, 7:51 AM | Updated: 1:45 pm

Arizona Coyotes prospect Clayton Keller is looking strong at the NCAA level, especially after setting up a game-winning goal to lift Boston University to a double overtime win.

The Terriers took down defending NCAA champion North Dakota in the first round of the NCAA tournament in a 4-3 thriller. It took 11 minutes and 48 seconds of double OT before Keller set up Bruins prospect Charlie McAvoy for the deciding goal.

Keller, a center from Chesterfield, Missouri, had collected 20-22-42 in 29 games heading into the tournament. He also posted 3-8-11 in seven games at the U20 World Junior Championships. The Coyotes selected him seventh overall in the 2016 draft.

Coyotes fans who want to see Keller make those kind of plays at the NHL level may not have to wait long. ESPN Insider Craig Custance reported that the Coyotes may try to get him NHL action as soon as this season when his collegiate season is over.

It seems like McAvoy, a defenseman and 14th overall pick in 2016, thinks his teammate is ready to go.

“He’s very dynamic. He’s very elusive,” McAvoy said in the Insider piece. “He lacks a bit in the size department but it’s never slowed him down. He’s someone who has great skill, great hands, great hockey sense. He can shoot the puck, as well. He’s a fast, speedy player and he’s able to get around the bigger guys. He’s slippery.”

Boston University will face the winner of University of Minnesota-Duluth and Ohio State in the regional final at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Penguin Air

Arizona Coyotes

Goaltender Harri Sateri #30 of the Arizona Coyotes is congratulated by Nick Schmaltz #8 after defea...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Coyotes announce preseason schedule, to play game in Tucson

The Coyotes released their six-game preseason schedule for 2022-23 Thursday and will not play in the Valley before the regular season.
1 day ago
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Darcy Kuemper celebrates after the Avalanche defeated the Tampa Bay L...
Nikash Nath

Coyotes awarded 2024 3rd-round pick from Darcy Kuemper trade

Darcy Kuemper was traded to Colorado in July 2021 for a package including a conditional 2024 third-round draft pick that is now Arizona's.
4 days ago
Fans watch as the Arizona Coyotes warm up before the NHL game against the Nashville Predators at Gi...
Character Counts

Arizona Coyotes Foundation’s 2022-23 grant cycle to open July 1

The Arizona Coyotes Foundation announced that the 2022-23 grant cycle will open from July 1 and run through Aug. 1.
11 days ago
National Hockey League Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly announces the Arizona Coyotes #3 overall draft...
Arizona Sports

Here’s where the Arizona Coyotes pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft

The 2022 NHL Entry Draft is set to be a big one for the Coyotes, having seven selections in the draft's top 45 picks.
3 days ago
Logan Cooley speaks at the Top Prospects Media Availability at the NHL Scouting Combine at HarborCe...
Sam Graveline

Coyotes nab F Logan Cooley in Bleacher Report’s latest NHL mock draft

Bleacher Report's Lyle Richardson has the Coyotes taking American center Logan Cooley with the No. 3 overall pick in his latest mock draft.
13 days ago
President, CEO & Alternate Governor Xavier A. Gutierrez (Photo by Kelsey Grant/NHLI via Getty I...
Arizona Sports

Coyotes hope to agree with Tempe on arena plan by end of year

Arizona Coyotes CEO and president Xavier Gutierrez said an ideal timeline to get an agreement on a new arena would be by the end of 2022.
17 days ago
Coyotes prospect Clayton Keller lifts BU to double-overtime victory