Thread: Prospect Info: 2011 NHL Draft
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05-29-2011, 01:43 AM
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Vagrant mentioned him earlier, but the more I read about him, the more I'm convinced Mark McNeill will be the pick. Seems like such a perfect fit for the type of player JR likes to draft.

Here's the scouting proflie:
NHL Central Scouting’s Blair MacDonald
“One thing I like about him is that he's a right-handed center, which is good to have. He's really composed and has a real pro-style game. He has a nice touch, can dish, and has nice, soft passes. His on-ice awareness is very good and he's paid attention to detail at both ends of the rink. He has good defensive-zone coverage as well as being offensive at the other end. All around I think he's got a real solid game I think his offensive game will improve the older he gets and the more confident he gets. I think he'll be a better offensive player than he's showing right now. He's good at both ends of the rink. He comes down low and helps out defensively.”

Port McNeil GM Bruno Campese
“He's one of those kids that has the ability to do so many different things, he's got so much upside to him. ... He's a powerful skater and has great hockey sense. He's got very good basic skills and he's got the ability to be a real tough person to play against. He's got the mental capabilities to understand the game as well . . . I really believe he has all the attributes. He's got certain gifts that other players just don't have. That really bodes well for playing in the NHL.”

Unless Murphy slips, I really don't see us taking a defenseman at 12. I'd encourage everyone to read up on him and watch some video, he really seems like a great fit.

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