: Prospect Info:
2013 NHL Entry Draft
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11-20-2012, 11:20 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
It's hard to not be impressed by the Q prospects at the top of the draft this year, but I still think Barkov is the guy who would best fit Dallas.
Originally Posted by
Director of European Scouting Goran Stubb
Barkov is more of a complete package. It's more or less impossible to say who is better (compared to Elias Lindholm)."
Barkov was named the best player at the Under-20 Four Nations Tournament in Sundsvall, Sweden, in November for silver medal-winning Finland. He had three assists in three games, finished with a plus-2 rating and won 59 percent of his faceoffs. He was on the ice for eight of his country's nine goals in the tournament.
"He's big, strong, and a hard worker in all areas of the ice," Stubb told NHL.com. "He's a sniper who can also set up scoring chances for teammates. He's a two-way center with a good understanding of his defensive duties, stickhandles well in tight situations, and always seems to come out as a winner. He'll probably go among the top three at the draft."
Barkov is playing over 19 minutes a game in the SM-Liiga, and he's scored 24 points (12G-12A) in 23 games.
I can't wait to see him in Russia at the WJC.
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