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11-12-2008, 05:39 PM
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Andy Bathgate

Hey guys, I was just wondering if anybody knows if/where Andy Bathgate is ranked in the upcoming draft. I went to the same school with the guy, and we were good friends, for a while until he was drafted by Belleville. I was just talking to some of my friends the other day and his name came up, considering this would be our age's draft year (1991), so I was wondering if anybody had any actual info on his status for the draft.

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there is an Andy Bathgate in the upcoming draft? guess you learn something new everyday

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Rangers clearly need to draft this guy.

Would he be allowed to wear #9?

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Is he really even close to draft material? He has 5 points in 21 games this year as a centre. I've never noticed him but I'll try and check him out next time I watch Belleville. I'm doubting he gets drafted at this point.

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Did quite well last year with Georgetown in the OPJHL as a 16-year old, and had a full ride to Northeastern. Gave it up to sign with Belleville, which from the coaches I spoke with both this year and last was deemed a bad move.
I was speaking with a well respected coach just yesterday about Andy. His comments were that this was a kid that didn't have the physical stature or maturation in his game yet to stand out in the OHL, and that he wished he's kept with the college route because it would have given him more time to develop.
Basically, he felt Bathgate was a poster-child for what not to do in the choice between MJ and NCAA.
I hope Andy turns out OK, but it's not looking good for the draft this year...

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I am all for the Rangers drafting him in the 7th round if he's still available.

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Basically, he felt Bathgate was a poster-child for what not to do in the choice between MJ and NCAA.
That's an awfully crowded poster.

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Is he really even close to draft material? He has 5 points in 21 games this year as a centre. I've never noticed him but I'll try and check him out next time I watch Belleville. I'm doubting he gets drafted at this point.
He isn't really getting that much playing time because of how good the top-2 lines are. He has a ton of skill and he isn't small, so it's all about putting the full package together. Should go in the 6th/7th and could be looked at as a steal like the Johnston pick by Detroit in the 7th round.

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Thanks for the info guys. Much appreciated

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any relation to the NHL legend?

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any relation to the NHL legend?
He's the grandson of the NHL great.

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He's the grandson of the NHL great.
^^ The original used to help out at his AAA practices when he was younger.

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Is he really even close to draft material? He has 5 points in 21 games this year as a centre. I've never noticed him but I'll try and check him out next time I watch Belleville. I'm doubting he gets drafted at this point.
He has definitely stepped up his play as of late,
scoring 7 more points in 10 games, giving him a tally of 12 points in 31 games.

respectable, especially considering he's been seeing third line time.


But watching him play in OPJHL, and cathcing the odd highlights from Belleville, Andy definitely shows some nice talent.
He works hard night in and night out, has great sight and hockey sense and is a strong skater, placed on top of some some-what-hidden, but nice deceptive moves.

At this point, i feel he'd need to do something very special to catch the eyes of the top scouts for this draft,
but if he works on using his size a little more (respectable 6'1", 175) this guy could be a steal in the late rounds.
...but also dont be surprised to see him be skipped on this year, wait til he's older.

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He isn't really getting that much playing time because of how good the top-2 lines are. He has a ton of skill and he isn't small, so it's all about putting the full package together. Should go in the 6th/7th and could be looked at as a steal like the Johnston pick by Detroit in the 7th round.
I have to disagree with you here. He was given a ton of ice time at the start of the season. He was playing on the top line, first PP unit and was getting PK time. I dont think he can handle the physical aspect of the game almost every game he is smoke at least once along the boards and goes off immediately. He has been placed on the third line as of late and is playing wing now not centre. He seems to have good vision and reads the play well but he is a far cry from the rugged player his grandfather was. He will probably be a late round pick due to his name and bloodlines.

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I have to disagree with you here. He was given a ton of ice time at the start of the season. He was playing on the top line, first PP unit and was getting PK time. I dont think he can handle the physical aspect of the game almost every game he is smoke at least once along the boards and goes off immediately. He has been placed on the third line as of late and is playing wing now not centre. He seems to have good vision and reads the play well but he is a far cry from the rugged player his grandfather was. He will probably be a late round pick due to his name and bloodlines.
He got decent time at the beginning of the year but he sure wasn't as the year has gone on. Maybe im just not noticing him...I wish the OHL kept TOI statistics like the NHL did.

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I have to disagree with you here. He was given a ton of ice time at the start of the season. He was playing on the top line, first PP unit and was getting PK time. I dont think he can handle the physical aspect of the game almost every game he is smoke at least once along the boards and goes off immediately. He has been placed on the third line as of late and is playing wing now not centre. He seems to have good vision and reads the play well but he is a far cry from the rugged player his grandfather was. He will probably be a late round pick due to his name and bloodlines.
If he saw more ice time at the start of the season, and is now see a decline in his ice time, WHILE seeing an increase in scoring, it is evident his level of play has increased. Whether it is confidence, or just he is now getting used to the play in the O, if he continues to build his skill the way he is now, we could very well see a rise in his stock.

I do agree though, his physical aspect of the game is all but gone now with the Bulls (not that he was a scraper or grinder or any kind of power forward before, but he could hold his own). He should really look into using his decent frame to bulk up his game if he wants in on this draft.


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If he saw more ice time at the start of the season, and is now see a decline in his ice time, WHILE seeing an increase in scoring, it is evident his level of play has increased. Whether it is confidence, or just he is now getting used to the play in the O, if he continues to build his skill the way he is now, we could very well see a rise in his stock.

I do agree though, his physical aspect of the game is all but gone now with the Bulls (not that he was a scraper or grinder or any kind of power forward before, but he could hold his own). He should really look into using his decent frame to bulk up his game if he wants in on this draft.
well, he obviously did something right! lol

Pittsburgh Penguins AND in the 5th round. pretty respectable. no offence to him but i thought he'd be more of a seventh round project.

it'll be neat watching how his career works out

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