The Coyotes made two puzzling picks in the first round. They started by drafting Dmitriy Simashev, a Russian defenseman who is currently playing in the KHL. Simashev is a talented player, but he is not considered to be a top-10 talent in the draft class. The Coyotes then followed that up by drafting Danil But, another Russian defenseman who is also playing in the KHL. But is a raw talent, but he is not projected to be an NHL player for several years.