Thread: Speculation: 2012 Draft Discussion - Part II
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06-01-2012, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Guerzy View Post
I've watched Koekkoek and I'm telling ya whoever drafts him is getting a top 3 defenseman. Had he not got injured I'd bet he would be a guaranteed top 10-15 pick. He does it all for his team and when he went down to injury it was incredible how noticeable his absence was.

If he slips to the second round like i've seen some projections claiming, whoever gets him will be absolutely laughing. He's just as good as Cody Ceci at this point (though remember, Ceci has 3 years experience to Koekkoek's 2) and has just as much potential. All in all, he's as solid as a rock. He'll be yet another quality player out of a long list of them coming from the Peterborough Petes organization.

I still wouldn't be surprised or shocked at all to see a wise team draft Koekkoek in the top 15, or close to it. If they've done their homework, they'll know how good he is and can be. And so long as his shoulder appears fine, and going by the combine it does seem fine, that will make teams feel a lot better.
I've liked Koekkoek for a while now and what your speak of is all true. He would be pushing Ceci, Reinhart and others in the rankings had he not missed most of the season. I was hoping he'd slip to Boston, but that looks unlikely at this point.

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