Thread: Prospect Info: Top 20 Flyers Prospects, #4
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07-22-2013, 06:21 PM
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When the organization pretty much comes out and says you have an NHL future, they generally mean it. See: Rinaldo, Zac.

That said, Gostisbehere has already jumped a lot of defensemen from his 2011/'93 class.

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That puts Gostisbehere in the top 20% at least of defensemen drafted. Granted, going by WJC play isn't a perfect system, but it demonstrates fairly well what people expect from specific players.

With that generous 20% and assuming that 75 defensemen are taken on average from a draft class, we can assume that Gostisbehere realistically falls in the top 15 of defensemen taken per year.

So basically...possibly very late 1st at best or top 40 in the draft at least. So 25-40 range.

Does that make him a bluechip?

It's harder to make the Canada WJC roster than the US. That's not an apples-to-apples comparison. At most, it's evidence that Gostisbehere has jumped several US-born defenders.

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