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Coyotes assign first-round pick Barrett Hayton to junior team

Coyotes assign first-round pick Barrett Hayton to junior team
Published On: Tue, Oct 09
Jan 7, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; 2015 IIHF World Junior champions Max Domi (16) and Robby Fabbri (29) of Team Canada drop the ceremonial opening face off to Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner (27) and Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Dion Phaneuf (3) at the Air Canada Centre. Washington defeated Toronto 6-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Coyotes surprised some when they had their first-round pick from this year, Barrett Hayton, on their opening night roster. The move was viewed as a way for the 18-year-old to get valuable off-ice experience in the NHL, and if he appeared in a game, good for him.

Two games into the season a€” and hours before the team was set to go to Anaheim for its third contest of the year a€” Hayton has been sent back to his junior team, the Sault St. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL. He did not appear in a regular season game for the Coyotes.

Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said before the season opener against Dallas that during Haytona€™s time with the team in training camp and beyond, his play and understanding of the systems improved, and he played well on the penalty kill.

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