Blueliner Keith Yandle Becoming Oasis in the Desert for Phoenix Coyotes

July 23rd, 2010 by Alan Bass Leave a reply »

With all the financial and legal problems going on in the desert, there hasn’t been too much to gloat about off the ice in Phoenix. But on the ice, it’s a time to look towards the future.

Keith Yandle, a 23-year-old defenseman, embodies a young group of players trying to bring the club back to respectability. And with the way Yandle continues to improve and fine-tune his game, Coyotes fans have something to be excited about.

“He is just now evolving into the player that he is going to be for the next few years,” Coyotes GM Don Maloney said. “I thought Keith, last season, was one of the few players who showed improvement.”

In his single season in the Quebec League, Yandle put up 84 points in 66 games with the Moncton Wildcats, in addition to an intriguing 109 penalty minutes. The Boston native showed he ...

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