Day 1 started with a bang for the Arizona Coyotes’ Rookies. A morning filled with physical tests, led up to the moment many fans have waited 4 months for…the first official (rookie) practice for the Arizona Coyotes.
Many talented men filled the ice, and made their presence known. They fought hard in day 1 for their spot in training camp, even after a morning of vigorous testing. Many have been in this position in prior years, and the hopes that this year would be their year were looming. Some men were more prominent than others, making their chances of making the roster much higher.
Brendan Perlini, the Coyotes first round pick was the talk in the crowd, #37. Everyone wanted to see the reputed skill the 18 year old supposedly had. He was among the best out on the ice, but that didn’t come as a surprise to many.
#51, Christian Dvorak was also a hot shot on the ice. From just one practice, fans could tell that he was a star. He knew how to control the puck, and he used that to his advantage in the drills that they performed.
Maxi Domi, is among some of the other top prospects. The 19-year-old, if he makes the team, is expected to be an asset to the offense; something the Coyotes have lacked in the past. #16 is someone who scores and he does it well. That is exactly what the team needs at this point.
Overall, the practice was smooth and there were many that showed that they had what it would take to be in the NHL. Now that was only day 1 and there is so much more to come.
Stay tuned for more rookie practice and even team scrimmages!