Found this in another thread. Seems pretty relevant here
Originally Posted by oilerbear
we drafted a Jujhar Khaira in the 3rd round last year.
Who grew from 5'5" to 6'2" and is now 6'3" 200lb at the ripe age of 18 Yrs and 3 months.
he is playing at Michigan tech. Started as 3rd line minutes guy but coaches moved him to 1st line.
Is top 2 for 18 year olds in PPG in the NCAA.
1.3PPG on the first line .
1.3PPG 18 yr olds in The NCAA
"At Red Line, we believe this kid could be the biggest/best sleeper of the entire draft. Prince George is so far off the beaten path teams don’t even travel there for WHL games, much less BCHL contests, so he gets zero exposure. But this kid is big, mean, aggressive, nasty, and guess what… he can score too. Does the dirty work in the corners, bangs bodies and wins battles, and loves to initiate heavy contact. Powerful stride with great balance and gets leverage on his hits. Has surprisingly soft hands and puck skills with playmaking ability. Creates lots of space for smaller teammates and makes everyone braver."
"top ten in four of the physical tests at the NHL Combine in advance of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. With the seventh largest wing span measurement of 77.75 inches, Khaira also showed his strength in the bench press finishing fifth with 12 reps of 150 lbs and also eighth for strength lifting 9.1 lb/lb of body weight a full 4 points above the Combine average. In the test of upper body power, Khaira was fourth throwing a 4 kg ball 232 inches."
Michagan tech coaches “I told our coaches before the weekend I thought JJ (Jujhar) made huge strides in how much better he was. He’s at a different level right now. We’re playing sophomores and freshmen against other team’s seniors, grizzled vets, and they’re doing a great job.”
“We see him as a big time power forward. He skates really well, very good down low, strong on the puck, has good vision and great offensive instincts."
I honestly think Joey LaLeggia could be a huuuge steal. Leads NCAA D-men in points currently. Has put up similar point totals to J. Schultz so far in his career.
Khaira is also looking good for the Oilers.
Personally I've only watched him a few times , but I'm not sold on him. He seems to do almost everything good but not great. Out of about a dozen games I watched him he's either had a multi point night in which he created a couple of goals or he's invisible. Is it just my POV or do other people find he can be streaky/inconsistant too?
Yeah, Hudon is a bit streaky, but he's not suppose to be a offensive player at NHL level. He will be a very good 3rd line two-way center that will put some points from time to time.
@5Rings+Beer....regarding Khaira...."Prince George is so far off the beaten path teams don't even travel there for WHL games, much less BCHL contests"....this is where it helps to have your head scout, Stu MacGregor, living in BC, Kelowna specifically. he'll take the goat paths to obscure minor league teams to look at a player he thinks can be a player down the road when other scouts can't seem to be bothered. i don't care if most of the Oilers are from BC as long as these guys can help us win a cup down the road.
Out of Sweden, three picks really stand out thus far.
Preds' Görtz and Caps' Djoos, both have really established themselves in the SEL earlier than expected and are both on the 25-man roster that will be cut to 23 for the WJC. Pretty good for 6th/7th rounders.
Mikael Wikstrand for the Sens have also outprogressed his 7th round billing, scoring tons for Mora of the SEL-2 and a lock to be a PPQB on the WJC team.
I wanted Tampa to draft Seth Griffith really bad.. he went fairly late too. He has gotten some chemistry with Namestnikov in the Juniors. I think he will become a regular top six player. I also think Nikita Gusev could be a really good player, we'll just have to see how time plays out.