wonder about Brent though...he is not so used to these speedy midgets with skills.
I'm not worried about Brent at all, he has plenty experience dealing with these types on the Rebels and had success in the World Juniors. If anything, I think he will know how to get the most out of these guys. He will teach them how to play like men.
2010-11 John Gaudreau Dubuque Fighting Saints
2009-10 Anders Lee Green Bay Gamblers
2008-09 Louis Leblanc Omaha Lancers
2007-08 Jack Connolly Sioux Falls
2006-07 Max Pacioretty Sioux City
2005-06 Kyle Okposo Des Moines
2004-05 Chad Rau Des Moines
2003-04 Matt Ford Sioux Falls
2002-03 Joe Pavelski Waterloo
2001-02 Danny Richmond Chicago
2000-01 Brandon Bochenski Lincoln
1999-00 Troy Riddle Des Moines
1998-99 Tyler Palmiscno Sioux City
1997-98 Mark Cullen Fargo-Moorhead
1996-97 Karl Goehring Fargo-Moorhead
Past rookies of the year...some big names in there.
Not at all happy with this pick. 30-40 pounds needed is a huge loss in speed. If you wanted to take a chance on a guy with skill and limited size both St. Croix and McColgan were available. I want to be positive but there is a good chance this guy doesn't ever play professional hockey. (I believe he is enrolled into university for next year)
I bet you he makes it , he's an unbelievable player !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!