Christian Dvorak convinced he’s ready for NHL

“I think so,” said Dvorak, a center who attended the NHLPA Rookie Showcase on Aug. 29. “Obviously it’s up to the team. But I’m going to try my best, give my best effort in training camp, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity.”

Dvorak, 20, had 93 goals and 230 points in 125 games with London of the Ontario Hockey League over the past two seasons. A left wing, Dvorak was selected by the Coyotes in the second round (No. 58) of the 2014 NHL Draft. He had a little taste of professional hockey in 2015, playing in two regular-season games and five playoff games with Portland of the American Hockey League. Dvorak had a goal and an assist in the two regular-season games and one assist in the five playoff games with Portland.