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02-06-2013, 01:56 PM
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Scouting Reports - 2013 NHL Entry Draft Prospects
So, I have done some scouting reports of the 2013 NHL Draft Prospects. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
Aleksander Barkov, Center, Tappara (FEL)
A big, strong center for his age, Barkov has plenty of skills and smarts. He is very good both with and without the puck. His puck handling skills are great, he makes good decisions and he has a good shot which he can release very quickly. He is good in his own end and his positioining is very solid. He needs to work mainly on his agility, but he has a ton of good things in his game.
Viewings (live): ~15-20 (1)
Rasmus Ristolainen, Defense, TPS (FEL)
A tall defenseman who plays his right hand down, Ristolainen possesses excellent puck moving abilities. He is physical in his own end and has a very hard shot, however he needs to work on its accuracy. A very good skater for his size, too. His overall game is quite good and he is going to be a very good two-way defenseman.
Viewings (live): ~10-15 (3)
Artturi Lehkonen, Wing, KalPa (FEL)
Lehkonen is not the strongest or tallest forward, but he is a good goal-scorer and has good puck handling skills, as well as good hockey sense. He has done alright in physical battles in my viewings this year, but gaining more strength will be important for him. A good prospect who has a lot of talent, though.
Viewings (live): ~10-15 (2)
Juuso Ikonen, RW, Blues (FEL)
Ikonen is small, but he is a strong skater and has a lot of talent. He is able to compete in the menīs league and has produced well. He has a decent shot and a high skill level. He is a smart player and he is able to make good passes on the PP.
Viewings (live): ~10 (3)
Saku Salminen, Center/Wing, Jokerit (FEL/Jr. A)
A tall and strong center, Salminen excels at faceoffs. He has decent skills with the puck and he can make some plays, but his skating has held him back at times. His shot is quite good, but he is good in the defensive zone. He doesnīt look like more than a late-round prospect.
Viewings (live): ~10-15 (6)
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