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Oil Kings Dylan Guenther Drafted Ninth Overall by Arizona Coyotes

July 23, 2021 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Edmonton Oil Kings News Release


Edmonton, AB - The Arizona selected Edmonton Oil Kings forward Dylan Guenther with their first-round selection, ninth-overall, on the first day of the 2021 NHL Draft.

Guenther, 18, finished this past season with 24 points (12G, 12A), two penalty minutes and a +19 plus/minus rating in 12 games. He ranked first amongst all players in the WHL in points per-game (2.00). He was named the WHL's Central Division Player of the Year and Most Sportsmanlike Player.

The Edmonton native has appeared in 78 career games with the Oil Kings amassing 87 points (41G, 46A), 24 penalty minutes and a +47 plus/minus rating after being selected by the club with the first-overall pick in the 2018 WHL Draft. The 6-foot-2, 181-pound winger was named the WHL's Rookie of the Year following the 2019-20 campaign, becoming the first Oil Kings player to win the Jim Pigott Memorial Trophy.

Guenther represented Canada at the 2021 IIHF U18 World Championships where he captured a gold medal. In seven tournament games he recorded seven points (3G, 4A) while serving as an alternate captain.

He becomes the 20th Oil Kings player in modern franchise history to be selected in the NHL Draft and the sixth to be taken in the first round.

NHL Drafted Oil Kings Players

Year Player Position Round Overall Team

2009 Tomas Vincour RW 5 129 Dallas Stars

2010 Mark Pysyk D 1 23 Buffalo Sabres

2011 Keegan Lowe D 3 73 Carolina Hurricanes

2011 Travis Ewanyk C 3 74 Edmonton Oilers

2011 Michael St. Croix C 4 106 New York Rangers

2011 Laurent Brossoit G 6 164 Calgary Flames

2012 Griffin Reinhart D 1 4 New York Islanders

2012 Henrik Samuelsson C 1 27 Phoenix Coyotes

2012 Mitch Moroz LW 2 32 Edmonton Oilers

2013 Curtis Lazar C 1 17 Ottawa Senators

2013 Tristan Jarry G 2 44 Pittsburgh Penguins

2014 Brett Pollock LW 2 45 Dallas Stars

2014 Dysin Mayo D 5 133 Arizona Coyotes

2014 Brandon Baddock C 6 161 New Jersey Devils

2014 Aaron Irving D 6 162 Nashville Predators

2014 Edgars Kulda LW 7 193 Arizona Coyotes

2018 Trey Fix-Wolansky RW 7 204 Columbus Blue Jackets

2019 Matthew Robertson D 2 49 New Yrok Rangers

2020 Jake Neighbours LW 1 26 St. Louis Blues

2021 Dylan Guenther RW 1 9 Arizona Coyotes

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