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02-22-2010, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by JPIsles21 View Post
Yes, but I believe there was an age difference. Okposo went to college immediately after he was drafted, at age 18. Lee is a year older, and still in the USHL. The better comparison would be Jason Gregoire. He led the league in scoring as a 19 year old. Lee has a long ways to go, but very promising start. I'd rather the Isles just sign him and put him in the AHL next year. He'll be 20 to start next season, I believe.
I don't think you can look purely at age in these cases. Lee was in HS last year, and he split his attention between football and hockey until very recently. So he might be a year older, but his "hockey age" is probably a bit younger. The bottom line is it's pretty impressive to move up to a higher level and be a top player in the league while you're making the adjustment. Next year will tell us more, but in the meanwhile this is good output for a bottom round pick.

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