Thread: Confirmed with Link: Caps sign D Nate Schmidt
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04-04-2013, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Millhaus View Post
Does that depend on where you are playing? I thought Tanner Pearson was passed over twice before being taken in the 1st round by the Kings last draft.
For North Americans it's twice. Pearson was passed over once. Schmidt was eligible in 2009 & 2010. The first year he was playing MN HS hockey but there was a stronger chance after his USHL season in Fargo he could have been drafted. Red Line Report had him in their top 100 both years.
There are a ton of candidates for this category, including several who are virtual locks to be selected among the top 40 picks, but are not well known to casual fans. But for Red Line's money, the true definition of a sleeper is a guy who probably won't get selected that high, but has a chance to develop into one of the better players at his position in the draft. Using that as our criteria, we would select Brian Dumoulin and Nate Schmidt as Red Line's real sleepers....

Schmidt, on the other hand, is only average sized, but plays an intensely physical game and packs a helluva wallop. At Red Line, we love Schmidt's all-out aggression and passion for the game. He plays every shift as though it might be his last and brings an ultra competitive edge to the rink every night.

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