------------------ Alexander Kozhevnikov - Russia Pavel Vorobiev - Russia Alexander Golovin - Russia Alexei Zotkin - Russia Dimitri Levinski - Russia Mikhail Yakoubov - Russia Vladislav Luchkin - Russia Alexei Ivanov - Russia Igor Radulov - Russia Oleg Minakov - Russia Matt Ellison - Canada Matt Keith - Canada Jeff Miles - Canada Mattias Wennerberg - Sweden Jonas Nordqvist - Sweden Johan Andersson - Sweden Chris Porter - U.S.A. Adam Burish - U.S.A. Joey Kostadine - U.S.A. Tommi Jäminki - Finland Jari Viukola - Finland Yorick Treille - France
16 Europeans 6 North Americans
It's got to be the work of Mike Smith... how long was he there?
Certainly some good names in there, though. The russian 4 (Vorobiev, Radulov, Yakubov, Kojevniknov) look like they will all be good players (three of them have already hit the NHL). Levinski and Ivanov have much less of a chance, but still have a chance.
M Keith and Ellison (and Bubba Byfuglien, a F/D) are our only good n american forward prospects. Both are in the AHL, but look like they have NHL talent. None of our USA selections are any good.
Nordqvist looked like a sure fire NHL player a few years ago, but now he'll be fighting for a spot.