31 - Jordan Martinook - Vancouver Giants - LC - Martinook is a solidly built, goal scoring forward for the Giants. Scored 40 goals this year in his last year of draft eligibility. Plays physical and shows a good ability to finish in a variety of ways.
From Sarah McLellan's twitter....she caught up with Brad Treliving:
Caught up with asst. GM Brad Treliving this AM. He said that if Samuelsson wasn't available at 27, Yotes would have traded out of 1st round.
Reason why? They wanted two second-round picks to make sure they nabbed Jordan Martinook. That's how much they like the winger.
Treliving said he doesn't like to compare players but he sees flashes of Adam Henrique in Martinook.
A lot of the posts on here seemed very negative towards this pick....maybe we need to just wait and see how this kid turns out. The Coyotes obviously see something in him that most of you are not seeing. Time will tell