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Arizona Coyotes select 5 players during rounds 4-7 of 2021 NHL Draft

Jul 24, 2021, 8:15 PM
General manager Bill Armstrong of the Arizona Coyotes fist bumps Ryan Jankowski, Associate Director...
General manager Bill Armstrong of the Arizona Coyotes fist bumps Ryan Jankowski, Associate Director, Amateur Scouting before the first round of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft at Gila River Arena on July 23, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona

The 2021 NHL Draft has officially wrapped up and the Arizona Coyotes welcomed eight new players into its system.

The Coyotes made a splash trading into the first round Friday to select Dylan Guenther with the No. 9 overall pick.

Starting day two of the draft Saturday, Arizona had three second-round selections.

The team selected forward Josh Doan — son of former Coyotes captain Shane Doan — with the No. 37 overall pick, then followed with selecting forward Ilya Fedotov with the No. 43 overall pick and defenseman Janis Jerome-Moser with the No. 60 pick.

With no third-round selection, the Coyotes had five picks from rounds four to seven:

Round 4, Pick 107: D Emil Martinsen Lilleberg – Norway

The 6-foot-2, 207-pound defenseman represented Norway in 2021 IIHF World Championship, where he scored one goal in six games.

Lilleberg was also the captain of Team Norway during the 2019-20 World Junior Championships.

Round 4, Pick 122: G Rasmus Korhonen – Finland

The lone goaltender drafted by the Coyotes posted a 2.18 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage.

Korhonen was ranked No. 7 amongst European goalies by NHL Central Scouting.

Round 5, Pick 139: F Manix Landry – Gatineau Olympiques, QMJHL

The Salt Lake City native registered 23 points while serving as captain of Gatineau this season.

Over three seasons in the QMJHL, Landry tallied 29 goals and 44 assists.

Round 6, Pick 171: D Cal Thomas – Sioux Falls, USHL

After scoring 26 points during high school season, Thomas played in nine games for Sioux Falls, registering one goal and an assist.

He’s committed to play his college hockey at Vermont.

Round 7, Pick 223: F Sam Lipkin – Chicago Steel, USHL 

The Coyotes traded back into the last round of the draft, sending a 2022 seventh-round pick acquired from the St. Louis Blues to the Montreal Canadiens.

The 6-foot-3, 196-pound forward finished 2020-21 with three goals and eight assists in 30 games with the Steel. He also had one goal and one assist in eight postseason contests to help Chicago win the USHL’s Clark Cup.

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