Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle, who will appear in his second NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, was chosen in the 11th round of the draft Thursday night in Gatineau, Quebec by team captain Daniel Alfredsson of the Senators.

Yandle said he was not surprised that he was chosen about midway through the draft.

"I knew I wasn't going to get picked first, and being a defenseman, I knew I wasn't going to go last," he said.

Yandle will join a team that includes the NHL's leading goal-scorer, Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and one of the league's top defenseman, Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators. The three also were teammates at last season's game.

"Playing with them again will be great," he said. "Maybe this year I'll be able to play with Weber. Anyone will be great to play with.