Mike Antonovich covers the Minnesota area for the Blues as an amateur scout and has brought some top prospects to Jarmos attention as well as some good depth guys.
'03-Backes=good one @ 62nd , Fitzgerald=out of org/didn't pan
'04-Nothing comes to mind but it was a euro heavy draft,help me out here guys
'05-Oshie @ 24th, can you say franchise forward?
'06-EJ= A ******** monkey or even Bob Clarke could have made this pick but still.., Sackrison @ 124th
'07-Palushaj @ 44th and Fairchild @ 96th= both playing big roles as freshmen in NCAA
I think Wagner is also an Antonovich guy from when he was watching Backes at Mankato, though pro scouting is handled by Kevin MacDonald and others. Barriball is another guy that was probably recommended by Mike to Kevin. His forwards are of the sandpapery kind regardless of skill level.
Oshie, Backes, Palushaj, EJ, Fairchild, Sackrison and probably Wagner and Barriball.
Not a bad list eh? Just wanted to point out how good he's been for us.
Just the highlights, but feel free to add or throw in your two cents.