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Mid-season Scouting – January 5th, 2007

Axelsen – Having played in 17 games for Jokerit A-Jrs, the slick playmaker has 5 goals and 9 assists and is currently a +6. He has been getting scouted heavily by a number of NHL squads, including Winnipeg and Tampa Bay. His play has him sitting just outside the first round, as he is currently ranked 31st for the NHL Draft.

Azzaroni – Azzaroni’s CHL career is off to a bumpy start. In 39 games with the Brampton Battalion, the 6’ winger has only 2 goals and 1 assist to show for himself while playing 4th line duty. He will have to pick up his game if he plans on playing hockey after the CHL.

Bettman – Ranked 81st at the midseason mark, the unorthodox goaltender for the Des Moines Buccaneers has committed to play with North Dakota next season. He is sporting an 11-13-2 record with a 3.46 GAA and 0.882 save percentage.

Cann – The unusually-named Mexi Cann is climbing up the ratings and now sits in the 12th spot. He has surprised many this season with his 21 goal, 18 assist effort, especially as he is noted as a dangerous playmaker. His 39 points trail only Mikhail Grigorenko’s 44 on the Remparts.

Donahue – The playmaking winger for the Mooseheads is currently ranked 77th for the NHL draft. In 37 games, he has only 5 goals and 8 assists, but scouts like his 6’6” frame and hope he can continue to unearth his latent offensive game.

Dover – The London Knights winger has 14 points in 38 games so far this season with 8 of those points coming with the man advantage. His point totals aren’t great, but he is averaging only slightly more than 11 minutes of ice time per game.

Duddy – 91st in the NHL Draft rankings isn’t where Duddy had hoped to be, but the 6’2” Las Vegas native might be climbing in the future. His 16 goals and 27 points in 40 games have him fourth on the Red Deer Rebels scoring sheet, but his 6’2” frame and willingness to fire the puck will no doubt see him get drafted come June.

Pole – Dick Pole is a grinder. No, I’m not making that up. The game actually says that. He also has 8 goals and 12 points for the Portland Winterhawks while playing 12 minutes a game on average. His wrist shot is, amazingly enough, even better than it was in October. If he works on his foot speed, he could be a force.

Rose – The CHLer-turned-DELer is ranked 68th at the midway point of the season. The Koln center has only 2 goals and 3 assists in 22 games, but he is also a +10 and has thrown 22 hits. He also has an excellent 18:1 takeaway:giveaway ratio, all the while playing almost 20 minutes a game. He could be a great long-term shutdown project.

Stig – The London-born defender is enjoying his time in Windsor, scoring 10 points in 28 games with the Spitfires. Having just turned 17 in November, he is perhaps the youngest player in our spotlight and should have plenty of time to continue to grow into his 6’5” frame.

Von Hinten – The Spokane Chiefs are thrilled with the development of their German forward. Ranked 16th at the middle of the season, the 6’2” Von Hinten has 19 goals in 34 games, with 11 of them coming on the powerplay and another shorthanded. He has been a key player for the Chiefs, skating almost 24 minutes a game.

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