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Arizona Coyotes, Logan Cooley
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4. Logan Cooley

Logan Cooley might become a “face of the NHL” type player in short order.

The Arizona Coyotes are one of the more laughed-at NHL teams. They are playing their home games in a college barn as they wait for a rink to become theirs. There has also been a lot of losing in the recent past.

Arizona had a slightly better year in 2022-23 which was a step in the right direction. They were still a bottom-8 team but they were far from the worst team in the league. Now, they are hoping to improve even more.

In 2022, the Yotes were pretty thrilled to be drafting Logan Cooley with the third overall pick in the draft. Now, after a brilliant career in the NCAA with Minnesota, he is ready to be a great player in the NHL.

Cooley’s ability to make big plays is important to his game. He can score pretty goals and set up teammates with all of his skills. Like some of the other prospects here, there are a ton of awesome players that will be surrounding him in his rookie year.

The most exciting duo on the Coyotes this season might be Cooley with Clayton Keller. The latter had 80 points last season and now he is looking to take yet another step. Cooley might be able to help him with that. As we’ve been saying for everyone here, he needs to be watched by all hockey people.