The Phoenix Coyotes have returned three players back to their junior teams.
Goaltenders Mark Visentin and Louis Domingue as well as forward Kale Kessy have been returned to their respective CHL teams.
The six-foot-two, 187-pound Visentin, was sent to the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League. He was the first goaltender selected in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, selected 27th overall by Phoenix. In 46 games, the Waterdown, ON. native recorded a 2.52 goals against average and a save percentage of .917 last season.
Visentin also represented Canada at the 2011 World Junior Championship in Buffalo, NY, helping his nation to a silver medal.
Domingue, a member of the Quebec Remparts, was drafted in the 5th round, 138th overall by the Coyotes in 2010. Last season the six-foot-three, 180-pound netminder finished with a goals against average of 2.65 and a .898 save percentage. Domingue, along with Visentin, attended this summer’s Hockey Canada Development Camp and will be competing for a role on Canada’s entry in the 2012 World Junior Championship.
The goaltenders weren’t the only two reassigned by Phoenix.
Six-foot-three winger Kale Kessy was returned to the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League. Selected 111th in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Kessy scored 10 goals and 24 points in 65 games for the Tigers last season.
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