Dobber’s Offseason Fantasy Grades: Arizona Coyotes

Brad Hayward


For the last 19 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber Hockey has reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them.

Dobber's comprehensive fantasy guide for 2022-23, along with complete draft rankings, is also available here, and will be your resource all season for fantasy managers.  

The 20th annual off-season review will appear here on DobberHockey throughout August. This is not a review of the likely performance on the ice or in the standings, but in the realm of fantasy hockey both for the season ahead as well as the foreseeable future. Offensively, will the team perform? Are there plenty of depth options worthy of owning in keeper leagues? What about over the next two or three years? These questions are what are taken into consideration when looking at the depth chart and the player potential on that depth chart. Enjoy!

Arizona Coyotes

Gone: Phil Kessel, Jay Beagle, Alex Galchenyuk, Anton Stralman, Antoine Roussel, Dmitrij Jaskin

Acquired: Zack Kassian, Nick Bjugstad, Patrik Nemeth, Josh Brown, Troy Stecher, Jon Gillies, Laurent Dauphin

Impact of changes:  Seemingly, most of the new guys are placeholders until the Coyotes can bring up their prospects over the next couple of years. They have enough players to put a team out on the ice, but they are desperately thin at every position for 2022-23. The Coyotes are firmly into the 2023 draft lottery.  

Ready for prime time:  If we believed in Arizona's best plans for a rebuild, then to give some of their youth movement another year to mature might be the best play.  6-4 Jack McBain, a 24-year-old former third round pick from Boston College, might be ready for a middle-6 spot.