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An Inspiring Story

from the Arizona Republic,

A lot of sports fans, especially youngsters who dream of a professional career, tend to identify with the star players or kids with the “can’t-miss” label.

True inspiration, however, can came from a journeyman player or one who has beaten the odds by battling for years at lower levels before making it to the big time.

One player who fits that niche is Craig Weller, the Coyotes’ 27-year-old rookie right wing. He spent seven years in the minors, signing as a free agent before training camp after four seasons in the AHL in the New York Rangers organization.

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HNIC Via Phoenix

from Ice Chips at the Arizona Republic,

Now more than 75 years after its inception on radio, Hockey Night in Canada continues to be a special event.

The Coyotes and Toronto Maple Leafs played the opening game of the Saturday doubleheader. Across Canada, it is always a must-see event.

“It’s pretty exciting,” said Coyotes rookie Craig Weller. “Growing up (in Alberta) as a kid, we didn’t have cable. We only had three channels, but it was always on one of the three.

“It’s definitely a thrill to play and have all of Canada watching. I guess every kid dreams that growing up.”

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