When training camp began, Coyotes general manager John Chayka insisted the team would do what was best for Dylan Strome’s development, regardless of the expectations placed upon him as the No. 3 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. On Monday, the Coyotes assigned the 20-year-old center to the Tucson Roadrunners and recalled forward Mario Kempe from their AHL team.

Strome logged 11:46 of ice time against the Anaheim Ducks in Arizona’s season-opening loss, and 12:32 on Saturday in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Vegas Golden Knights. He had three shots on goal in the two games.

He was still fighting for a roster spot in the waning days of training camp, and Arizona coach Rick Tocchet said he was looking for more consistency from him.