Born: July 26, 1991
Weight: 203 lbs.
Hometown: Daysland, Alta.
2009-2010 team: Red Deer Rebels — WHL
Draft: Fourth-round pick of the Phoenix Coyotes in 2009
Player info: Justin Weller wasn’t ranked by Central Scouting after appearing in only 32 games last winter due to injuries, but the snub hardly bothered the Coyotes.
“Justin was certainly affected by injuries … but when he did play we had (NHL) teams talking to us about him,” said Rebels owner Brent Sutter.
The Daysland product was pleasantly surprised when he received a call from Coyotes assistant GM Brad Treliving.
“I didn’t really expect (to be drafted) because I had kind of a rough season,” said the six-foot-three, 200-pound blueliner. “Going 105th (overall) in the draft . . . I was really surprised, actually. That’s pretty early for someone who played only 32 games.”