Phoenix Coyotes‘ 2nd round pick in the 2012 draft (#58 overall) left wing Jordan Martinook(18) surpassed his rookie year high marks with minor league affiliate Portland Pirates for goals, assists and points in one less AHL game than he played in all of his first season. He reached the new mark in 52 contests and skated in 53 during his first campaign.
He currently sits at 11 goals, 12 assists for 23 points, which eclipsed last year totals (9-10-19). Almost ironically he set the new totals in that 52nd game, where he notched a tally and a pair of helpers.
The 6′ 202 lbs. forward wasted little time turning pro after being selected as a 20-year old (currently 22), skating in his second season with Vancouver Giants of the WHL. He managed to put a nifty 40 goals in 2011/2012.
His entry level deal runs through 2014/2015 and his play definitely looks to be reaching that next level, which could score him an NHL recall before the end of this season depending where the parent club’s playoff push is at in the next couple of weeks.