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Report: Coyotes send ’14 first-rounder Perlini to AHL

Arizona Coyotes Rookie Camp

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 16: Brendan Perlini #37 of the Arizona Coyotes skates with the puck ahead of Roland McKeown #68 of the Los Angeles Kings during the NHL rookie camp game at Gila River Arena on September 16, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Brendan Perlini, taken 12th overall by Arizona at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, will continue his season with the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate in Portland as the Pirates take on Manchester in the opening round of the Calder Cup playoffs, according to the Maine Hockey Journal.

He joins Portland after his OHL Niagara team lost in the second postseason round to Oshawa.

Perlini, 18, spent time with the Coyotes in training camp before suffering a broken hand and undergoing surgery. That limited him to just 43 games with Niagara but he still fared well, racking up 26 goals and 60 points (and another 12 points in 11 playoff games.)

Perlini is one of several young Arizona prospects that should be gunning for a spot in the NHL next season. He, along with the likes of Anthony Duclair, Max Domi and Henrik Samuelsson could all be in the mix to begin 2015-16 with the Coyotes.