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04-26-2010, 03:50 PM
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Let's talk prospects 18-25 from Central Scouting
#18 Tyler Pitlick - Minnesota State (Freshman) Position: Center Shoots: Right, Height: 6.1, Weight: 194, Born: Minneapolis, MN, Birth: 11/1/91
#19 Quinton Howden - WHL/Moose Jaw Warriors Position: Center Shoots: Left, Height: 6.2, Weight: 182, Born: Winnipeg,MB, Birth: 1/21/92
#20 Stanislav Galiev - QMJHL/Saint John Sea Dogs Position: Right Wing Shoots: Right, Height: 6, Weight: 178, Born: Moscow, Russia, Birth: 1/17/92 *NOTE* Played 1 year in the USHL for Indiana
#21 Jonathon Merrill - USA U-18 Position: Defenceman Shoots: Left, Height: 6.3, Weight: 198, Born: Oklahoma City, OK, Birth: 2/3/92
#22 Riley Sheahan - U of Notre Dame Position: Center Shoots: Left, Height: 6.1, Weight: 202, Born: St. Catharines, ON, Birth: 12/7/91
#23 Peter Straka - Rimouski Oceanic Position: Right Wing Shoots: Left, Height: 6, Weight: 185, Born: Pizen, Czech Republic Birth: 6/15/92
#24 Charlie Coyle - South Shore Kings Position: Center & Right Wing Shoots: Right, Height: 6.1, Weight: 202, Born: E. Weymouth, MA Birth: 3/2/92
#25 Brock Nelson - Warroad High School (MN) Position: Center Shoots: Left, Height: 6.2, Weight: 205, Born: Minneapolis, MN Birth: 10/15/91
Hoping for Howden. Character kid. Can play all forward positions, skate like the wind, has size, adaptable game, and can score. From what I've read about him throughout the season, he seems like the type of player DL/Futa/Yanetti would draft. Plus he's a kid from the dub, and this franchise seems to love the WHL and OHL.
I also wouldn't be surprised to see us draft a big bonafide shutdown D man like Tinordi. He was the top defensive D man for team USA at the current u18's, plays nasty, and has great size (6'5"). Wouldn't be surprised if they're considering McIlrath or Johns for the same role. Troy Rutkowski (Portland) is another D man I could see the team targeting for the second round.
Toffoli is another player that seems like a DL kind of guy. I'm not as high on him as a few other prospects, but if our scouting team thinks he's good enough, then who am I to argue.
I also have some interest in Straka, but I doubt DL would pull the trigger on him in the first round. He might slide into the 2nd round anyway. He had a 'good' year for Rimouski, but the 'Q' factor and being a Euro might drop him a bit.
As for the college and high school players, I don't know much about them except for what I've read on the internet, so I'll refrain from commenting on them.
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