View Single Post
Old
09-30-2012, 10:36 AM
  #140
ULF_55
Global Moderator
 
ULF_55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Mountain Standard Ti
Posts: 54,539
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leaf Rocket View Post
As for D'amigo, his physical and skating was ALWAYS a given since he was drafted, If I recall in his first prospect camp with us he impressed the leaf brass, but it was his Offensive transition that was worrisome for us hence split time in AHL and OHL.

Quote:
The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed American forward Jerry D'Amigo, a sixth-round draft pick who has created first-round buzz because of his speed and rapid development.

"His ascension has been meteoric," Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke said. "He has come farther in 12 months than most players do in 36 months."

Drafted 158th in 2009, D'Amigo rocketed up the Toronto prospect list by playing a significant role in helping the USA win the gold medal at the world junior championships last winter. He also had a strong season at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), registering 10 goals and 24 assists for 34 points in 35 games.

Listed at 195 pounds last season, he has bulked up to 210 this offseason.

"His greatest asset is his hockey sense," Burke said. "He has a high hockey IQ."
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sport...prospect_N.htm

http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2010/0...e-of-the-year/

Quote:
Leaf prospect Jerry D’Amigo continues to build on a tremendous 2009-2010 campaign, taking home rookie of the year honours for the ECAC Hockey conference. Union College’s Keith Kinkaid and Harvard University’s Louis Leblanc were the two other finalists.
Let's pretend he was a 1st. round pick.

__________________
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Keon

He was the Leafs' leading scorer in the 1963–64, 1966–67 and 1969–70 seasons, and the team's top goal scorer in 1970–71 and 1972–73. Keon was considered one of the fastest skaters in the NHL, and one of the best defensive forwards of his era.[3] He would usually play against the opposing team's top centre, and developed a reputation for neutralizing some of the league's top scorers. In 1970–71, he scored eight shorthanded goals, setting an NHL record.
ULF_55 is offline   Reply With Quote