finally, here is the thread about all western europe players that might get drafted in 2005. feel free to talk about them or just share information with others.
i'll start with a little text about german philipp gogulla (cologne). it's from the ISS top 10 2005 prospects for december.
The newest member of ISS top 100. Gogulla had an eye opening performance at the recent Four Nations tournament. Every year in the scouting industry there are a few players that come out of nowhere and exceed all expectations, with one such player being Philip Gogulla. The solid two-way power forward type, Gogulla was Germany’s best player at last month’s Four Nations Tournament in Prievidza, Slovakia.
here's a list of players where i know for sure that they are scouted. i'm just not sure if they still play with their old teams or if they changed their team. so if you see any mistake, feel free to say so.
F Thomas Pielmeier Mannheim jr 14 Apr 87
F Christoph Gawlik Eisbären Berlin jr 10 Aug 87
F Daniel Pietta Krefeld jr 09 Dec 86
F Philippe Gogulla Cologne (DEL) 31 Jul 87
D Justin Krüger Davos jr, SUI 06 Oct 86
D David Cespiva Mannheim jr 05 Nov 86
D Philippe Haug Ravensburg jr 03 Nov 86
F Yannick Steinmann Zug 10 Feb 87
F Fadri Lemm St.Moritz 06 Apr 87
F Oliver Bronnimann Geneve 19 Feb 87
F Francois Bernheim Geneve 27 Mar 87
D Jordane Hauert Ajoie 26 Oct 86
D Alessandro Chiesa Ambri 01 Feb 87
G Reto Berra Dübendorf 03 Jan 87
G Florian Kindschi Davos 17 Jan 87
I'm a bit surprised about the "comming out of nowhere" part, as Gogulla was one of the best German forwards behind Gawlik when in the U-17 tournament that made Gawlik "famous".
He even outscored Gawlik last season, so I didn't expect anything else from him.
6 from switzerland, 6 from germany (krüger is german) and that's it. the guy i really miss is moritz müller from the german point of view. i don't know which swiss or austrian players they left out surprisingly. all in all it should be a weak draft for the western europe board, but there's still hope.
Is there any chances that Leonardo Genoni gets drafted this year?
I've only seen him this year at the WJC against Canada and I thought he was a solid goaltender and that he stood up very nicely for Switzerland against a too powerful Canada squad. Has anybody seen him play outside of the WJC and can give me more infos on him?