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06-26-2010, 02:29 PM
Seth Lake
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This year, there are once again several Djurgarden-affiliated players who are hopeful of having their names called at the Entry Draft. NHL Central Scouting has ranked three Djurgarden players among the top 100 positional prospects in Europe: right wing Patrick Cehlin, right wing Arvid Stromberg and 20-year-old left wing Daniel Brodin. While none are shoo-ins to be chosen over the weekend, all three have sleeper potential in the latter rounds.

Cehlin is ranked 25th among Euro skaters this year after slipping through the cracks of last year's draft. The 18-year-old became a regular starter for Djurgarden over the course of this past season. An NHL team that selects Cehlin will do so based on the hope that he blossoms offensively. In 54 regular season Elite League games in 2009-10, Cehlin potted 5 goals and added 6 assists for 11 points. He also played in 16 playoff games and 9 games for Djurgarden's junior team. A smooth skater and stickhandler, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound Cehlin has a quick right-handed release.

"I don't know if I'd put him in the same category as Hornqvist but there are some similarities at the same age," a European scout for a Western Conference team told via e-mail. "Cehlin knows how to get from point A to point B and he has good anticipation. He competes [but] has to get stronger especially without the puck and has to work on his defensive play."

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