scouting report from a espn board. no link but a story cut and pasted.
Bellamy is a 6-0, 190-pound right wing who played for the New England Coyotes of the Eastern Junior Hockey League last season. He had 19 goals and 40 points in 36 games with the Coyotes. The 18-year-old is scheduled to begin playing for the University of Maine this fall.
The Flyers were attracted by Bellamy's physical play, and he said he believes that he will be a good match in Philadelphia.
"I think the biggest aspects I bring to the game are my competitiveness and my character," he said. "Every game, every practice, I come with the same mentality. I work hard every day. Every time I jump the boards, the coach is going to know what he gets."
Bellamy is the Flyers' first U.S.-born top selection since goaltender Brian Boucher was taken 22nd overall in the '95 draft.
Central Scouting Bureau had Bellamy ranked 66nd overall in its final listings. The scouting report called Bellamy an aggressive player who "plays with abandon and has an edge to his game. He follows through and completes his checks with determination."
Flyers assistant general manager Paul Holmgren said scouts like Bellamy's assertive style.
"He's a ferocious forechecker," Holmgren said. "We're glad he was there and we're happy we got him."
The draft concludes Sunday at RBC Center and the Flyers have 13 picks remaining in the final six rounds.
Bellamy doesnt sound all that bad. I was really hoping they would go with a more established prospect like harkins. Oh well, we have a lot of picks tomorrow and there are still a ton of ranked guys available.
Wes O'Neill, I suppose, is the best guy left on the board. He goes to Notre Dame which is where Dave Poulin is a head coach, I'd have to think the Flyers with the 3rd pick of round 4, with some connections will draft him, but then again, Blake Wheeler went to that mass of hysteria in Phoenix #5 overall so what do we all really know?
The name is Rajon Michael Anderson, but he prefers R.J. The muscular 6-foot-1, 195-pound junior is the best of Minnesota's puck-carrying defensemen. Only two forwards, teammate Tom Gorowsky and Blake Wheeler of Breck, accumulated more points this season than he did. He finished with 85, with 29 goals and 56 assists, for the Class AA state champions.
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"Rob is fearless. He enjoys hitting. He goes to the net with a purpose and he'll hang around in front," said Coyotes general manager Gary Dineen. "With the exception of [Dallas Star sniper] Billy Guerin, he's probably the toughest player we've ever had here."
Junior Bruins coach Peter Masters called Bellamy "the most vicious forechecker I've ever coached or coached against."
thats what i said in the chat....there is no excuse, no reason why goons should be drafted before the 8th round...some people here in thw chat he had upside...goons don't have upside...and frankly the flyers aren't having that great of a draft