Thread: Confirmed with Link: Canucks sign D Yann Sauve
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05-29-2010, 01:34 PM
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Pretty much every defensive defender in the NHL put up big numbers in the OHL/WHL/QMJHL when they were there. Guys like Scott Hannan and Corey Sarich were point-per-game players. Shane O'Brien put up similar numbers to Sauve in his last year of junior.

Any half-decent prospect should be an elite player in their final junior season. If they aren't, then they aren't going to make it.

It doesn't mean anything with regard to his pro upside. He's a defensive defender and will never be more than a 20-point player in the NHL.
That's a pretty bold statement.. Shea Weber had 41 points in 55 games in his last year in the WHL, and averaged 30 points. Brent Seabrook's best year in the WHL saw him score 54 points in 63 games - he averaged just 44 points a year.

I think they both "made it", considering they both have Olympic gold medals.

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