Oil Kings Dylan Guenther drafted ninth overall by Arizona Coyotes

Edmonton, AB – The Arizona Coyotes 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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