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11-23-2004, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Peter
One guy everyone is missing, it seems, is the Medicine Hat Tiger's #2 d-man
Kris Russell. In 22 games so far this season he has 9 goals, 9 assists and is a plus 10. This is only his 2nd season in the WHL and has quickly climbed up the depth ladder. He is an offensive, jump up in the rush, type of d-man. His only drawback is his size - but he is tough. He was on the gold medal winning U-18 tourney last year.
When you look at where comparable guys have gone you can probably get a decent idea of where he'll go. Ian White went #191 overall, and White was scoring quite a bit more in his draft year than Russell this year. Derek Meech went #229. Russell will probably be in the same neighborhood .. 7th-9th round.

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