PHOENIX — The Arizona Coyotes selected Logan Cooley with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft on Thursday.
Cooley, 18, a Pittsburgh native spent two years in the United States Development Team. Cooley was expected to begin at the University of Minnesota this fall.
This was the third time in franchise history the Coyotes were drafted third overall.
The Coyotes begin their first year at Arizona State's Tempe campus next season, sharing the newly built multi-purpose facility with the university.
The City of Tempe and Arizona Coyotes are at the beginning stages of negotiations on a new $2.1 billion entertainment district on the west end of Tempe Town Lake.
The Coyotes hold six more picks in the 2022 NHL Draft.
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The city of Phoenix is home to five major professional sports league teams; The NFL's Arizona Cardinals, NBA's Phoenix Suns, WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks and NHL's Arizona Coyotes.
The Cardinals have made the State Farm Stadium in Glendale their home turf and the Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix is home to both the Suns and the Mercury. The Indoor Football League’s Arizona Rattlers also play at the Footprint. Phoenix has a soccer team with the USL's Phoenix Rising FC.
The Valley hosts multiple major sporting events on a yearly basis, including college football's Fiesta Bowl and Cactus Bowl; the PGA Tour’s highest-attended event, the Waste Management Phoenix Open; NASCAR events each spring and fall; and Cactus League Spring Training.
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