With the 58th pick of the draft, the Coyotes selected Left Wing Jordan Martinook of the Vancouver Giants in the WHL. Jordan is a 6’0″ 202 pound left handed shooter from Canada. He was born in Brandon, Manitoba in July of 1992. His twitter handle is Martyman17.
In 2 years with Vancouver, two things stand out:
- He played all 72 games per season. This means he stays healthy or when hurt, he can continue to suit up and play hard.
- Jordan knows how to put the puck in the back of the net. His first season in Vancouver, he had 11 goals and 17 assists to go along with 67 penalty minutes. His second season as a Giant, 40 goals and 24 assists were racked up against 80 minutes in the sin bin.
Alumni from the Giants include Cody Franson, Andrew Ladd, Milan Lucic, and Evander Kane. A guy you may have heard of named Gilbert Brule and a previous Coyote draftee Nick Ross.
You are welcome to come see all draftees and previously drafted players such as Brandon Gormley and Mark Visentin at the Ice Den Tuesday through Friday. Player skate at approximately 2:15 pm to 3:30pm. Media availability will be immediately following. There is no skate on Thursday. Practice is free and open to the public.