Future Watch: Clayton Keller Rookie Hockey Cards, Coyotes

Future Watch: Clayton Keller Rookie Hockey Cards, CoyotesFuture Watch: Clayton Keller Rookie Hockey Cards, Coyotes – Clayton Keller could be the best NHL rookie that you’ve never heard of or at the very least seen playing for the Arizona Coyotes. Drafted 7th overall in 2016, this future star has had a meteoric rise through the ranks.

In his draft year, he scored an amazing 107 points for the U.S. National Team Development Program. He led the team and that led to his top-ten status. Playing for Team USA In the U18s he had 14 points in 10 games. That cemented him in the draft.

The teams who passed on the 5′-10″ pivot got to see him score 21 goals in 31 games with 45 points in total for Boston University. In the World Junior Championship, he struck gold with 11 points in seven games playing in the U20 category. The next stop was professional hockey.

He played three NHL games getting two assists. Then he caught on with Team USA in the World Championships getting seven points in eight games. He scored a hat trick, the first one for Team USA since 2013! That was a very successful season for him and now he will be one of the players who has a chance to win the 2017-18 Calder Trophy.

Clayton Keller already has a rookie card in 2017-18 Upper Deck MVP Hockey. You’ll also be able to find him in several other 2017-18 Upper Deck Hockey products as well. Having a chance to get an early card of this budding star is a great way to start off the new season.

Take a look at him lighting up the competition:

The Chesterfield, Missouri native has blazing speed and incredible vision. He can thread the needle on passes or get behind the defense to rocket in a goal. He’s one of those players who knows where to go on the ice before the puck gets there.

Keller makes teammates better. Arizona will expect a lot of out of him this season. Collectors will be happy with his results.

Russ Cohen

Russ Cohen

Russ Cohen is an accomplished writer for www.sportsology.info and radio host for the Sportsology Radio Network and covers multiple sports including writing specifically about the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers. He has numerous articles published on NHL.com and other team websites as well as Slam, CSNPhilly.com and FoxSports.com. Some of his articles have appeared in Canadian Sports Collector, Goalie News, New England Hockey Journal, The Hockey News, Beckett Hockey, Blueshirt Bulletin, NHL Publications and he has a monthly column in Center Ice Magazine that is distributed to every amateur hockey rink in the Pennsylvania. Russ has been asked to be a guest on several radio shows as a respected and valued expert on sports and has extensive AM radio experience including Hockey Prospect Radio on NHL Network Radio for the last 10 years, plus TSN 1050 and Sportstalkny WLIE 540 AM.
Russ Cohen