23-Year-Old Left Wing – Phoenix Coyotes
Mikkel Boedker Contract Information:
Re-signed with the Coyotes on a two-year, $5.1 million deal in September 2013.
Boedker scored a goal and dished a pair of assists Tuesday in a 6-2 win over the Oilers.
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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
|Dec 10||at COL||0||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||1||0||16:47||1:04|
|Dec 6||at VAN||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||1||20:03||0:58|
|Dec 4||at CGY||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||0||17:35||3:39|
|Dec 3||at EDM||1||2||3||1||0||1||0||0||3||33.3||0||0||15:53||1:15|
|Nov 27||at MIN||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||3||33.3||0||0||14:36||0:06|
|Nov 25||at NSH||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||3||33.3||1||0||18:11||0:36|
|Nov 14||at CHI||0||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||0||19:24||0:38|
|Nov 12||at STL||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||4||25.0||0||0||19:44||0:38|
|Nov 6||at ANH||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||1||0||18:37||1:41|
|Nov 2||at SJ||1||1||2||2||0||0||0||0||3||33.3||1||1||16:46||3:19|
|Oct 24||at LA||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||2||1||16:19||2:09|
|Oct 18||at ANH||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||2||0||14:13||3:06|
|Oct 13||at CAR||1||0||1||-1||0||1||0||0||1||100.0||3||0||14:56||1:44|
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|Oct 11||at PHI||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||17:19||1:52|
|Oct 10||at DET||1||1||2||3||0||0||0||0||3||33.3||0||0||16:12||0:24|
|Oct 8||at NYI||0||1||1||-2||2||0||0||0||2||0.0||1||0||17:31||2:11|
|Oct 5||at SJ||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||4||0||15:38||1:05|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Boedker, finally healthy for a full season, notched 24 points in 2011-12, a total that nearly bested his 28 points in 2008-09. He became a hero for the team during the postseason and expectations couldn't be higher for him going into this year. If healthy, he should be good for anywhere from 25-30 points and maybe more if his offensive improvements continue.
Boedker began 2010-11 with the team's AHL affiliate before playing 34 games with the Coyotes. At the NHL level, Boedker notched four goals and 10 assists, but did contribute a plus-11 rating. He survived deep into training camp last season and will have another opportunity to make the roster in 2011-12, but even if he does, it's best to wait and see if he can translate AHL production into success at the game's highest level.
The Coyotes' first round pick of 2008, spent limited time with the NHL team in 2009-10. He appeared in only 14 games with the rest of his time spent in San Antonio. With the AHL club he scored only 38 points (11G 27A) and had a minus-19 rating in 64 games played. The Coyotes had high hopes for this prospect and each time he visited the club last season the coaching staff saw continued improvement with his game. For 2010-11 the time might right for Boedker to take a stand and realize his potential, but he will not be in the rotation among the top six forwards on the team.
Boedker jumped right from the draft into the Phoenix lineup as an 18-year-old and had 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists) in 78 games. It sounds like a broken record at this point, but, Boedker offers tons of upside, speed, and playmaking ability. With an entire year of NHL experience under his belt when most prospects are still in juniors or college, Boedker figures to improve on his 2008-09 campaign. Eight of Phoenix's top-12 forwards are under 25, but Boedker could be the best of the bunch, especially if he ends up playing on the right wing alongside of Lombardi and Doan.
The 18 year-old Danish skater comes to the Coyotes by way of the 2008 NHL Entry draft where he went eighth overall. He is the highest drafted Danish player ever. During 2007-2008, he played with the Kitchner Rangers in the OHL and scored 49 points (19G 30A) in 39 games. He already has playoff experience as the Rangers made it to the finals of the Memorial Cup and lost to the Spokane Chiefs in five games. A fast skater, he should be ready to play at the NHL level immediately and will most likely follow the lead of second-year players such as Peter Mueller and Martin Hanzal.