With the NHL Draft right around the corner, we wanted to take some time and profile each American that was named on the final rankings put out by NHL Central Scouting for North American skaters.
Dylan Coghlan. The strong, stay-at-home, rocket of a shot Defenseman who partnered with Parker Wotherspoon this past season is in his second year of draft eligibility. He made sure that the scouts took notice this year. He doubled his point total compared to the previous season and held the most PPG by a Defenseman on the team. His booming shot from the point was something that made anyone jump out of the way.
How did you feel about your play this last season?
I felt great about my play this season, I feel I took a big step forward in my game mentally and physically. I couldn’t have accomplished what I did this year without Parker (Wotherspoon).
What are your goals for this next season, for you personally, and for the team overall?
For me, I just want to do whatever I can to help the team be successful, I want big things for our team this year and I really think we have the group of guys to do it.
What are you doing this off season to not only get ready for August (our camp and possibly NHL camp), but also what are you doing to stay focused on your goals?
I’m training Monday to Friday with a few guys from other teams in the western league. I also go on the ice a couple times a week.
Every kid who grew up playing hockey dreamed of hearing their name called at the Draft. What are you feeling now that the dream is so close to possibly coming true?
I honestly try not to think about it that much. I did all I could do this season so now its out of my hands but obviously it would be a tremendous honor to be picked by any team.
What are you going to be doing on draft day? (at your house with family, in Chicago, not watching the draft)
I’m probably just going to be out golfing or doing something with my friends, but haven’t really thought that far yet.