Arizona Coyotes prospect Nate Schnarr impressing with the Guelph Storm

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 12: Nate Schnarr #16 of the Guelph Storm controls the puck against the Mississauga Steelheads during game action at Hershey Centre on October 12, 2016 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.( Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 12: Nate Schnarr #16 of the Guelph Storm controls the puck against the Mississauga Steelheads during game action at Hershey Centre on October 12, 2016 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.( Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images) /
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The Arizona Coyotes have a number of players in their pool of prospects, but Nate Schnarr could be one of the more promising of those selected later in their draft years.

Schnarr was selected by the Arizona Coyotes in the third round (75th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft and has continued his development in juniors.

The 6-foot-3, 190lbs centre has spent his entire junior career with the OHL’s Guelph Storm, where he currently has 54 points (20 goals, 34 assists) in just 34 regular season games this season.

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This represents a significant upturn in offensive production for the Waterloo, Ontario native – who only managed 39 points (16 goals, 23 assists) in 57 games the season after being drafted by the Coyotes.

At the age of 19, Schnarr has developed well for the high-performing Storm, who currently sit second in the Midwest Division – 12 points behind the London Knights.

While not yet considered one of the organisation’s top prospects, Schnarr is developing into somewhat of a nice surprise and could make the move to the pros next season.

The Arizona Coyotes clearly believe they have something in Schnarr, having him signed to an Entry-Level Contract in early December.

Details of the contract were not disclosed by the organisation, however, CapFriendly lists Schnarr’s deal as having an AAV of $925,000, with a cap hit of $817,500 if he were to play in the NHL.

Schnarr’s deal is also a slide candidate – meaning that his deal will not kick in until next season if he doesn’t play for the NHL club this season.

Having a deep core of talented prospects is the best way for any franchise to truly progress and Schnarr could find himself stepping up to the AHL with the Tucson Roadrunners next season in order to continue his development.

There is still plenty of junior hockey left for Schnarr to play and the organisation will be eager to see him continue to progress and see if he is ready to make the next step in the 2019/20 season.

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What do you think Coyotes fans? Are you pleased to see another of the organisation’s prospects developing well in juniors? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!