2013 NHL Draft Talk Part 4: Flyers own the 11th overall pick
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05-02-2013, 05:46 PM
A Fistful of Dollars
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Button has us taking Samuel Morin. Anyone know anything about him?
Samuel Morin, Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL
NHL Central Scouting occasionally provides team scouts and general managers a list of potential draft prospects outside the top 30 on the midterm rankings release for North American skaters that have shown great improvement. So without further delay, here are three players gaining steam according to those tireless travelers at Central Scouting.
Samuel Morin, Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL -- The 6-foot-6, 203-pound defenseman, who participated in the Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game earlier this month, is in his second season with the Oceanic. He's already established career highs with four goals, 12 assists, 16 points and a plus-10 rating in 45 games. Unfortunately, Morin will be sidelined 6-8 weeks with an upper-body injury.
"Samuel has shown overall improvement … his skating is fluid and his ability to stay on top of the play has helped enhance his game," NHL Central Scouting Director Dan Marr told NHL.com. "He's gained more confidence with playing time. But we're noticing how much more comfortable he is handling and moving the puck under pressure; that's something we didn't see in him before."
The injury suffered by Morin should not hinder his draft status in June since, according to Marr, NHL scouts have seen enough to formulate a very positive opinion. Morin was No. 76 on Central Scouting's midterm list of North American skaters eligible for the 2013 Draft.
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