With 45% of the vote, D Pavel Valentenko won round 10. This is his make or break year, and he should either achieve a close-to-Sauer status by the February poll or his rankings will collapse. In a very tight 3-way battle with St. Croix and Weise to be added to the poll, RW Shane McColgan took it.
Don't forget to write-in who should be added in the next round. Also would be good to include a discussion/argument on why you voted for a particular prospect.
1. LW Chris Kreider
2. D Ryan McDonagh
3. D Tim Erixon
4. RW Christian Thomas
5. D Dylan McIlrath
6. RW Mats Zuccarello
7. LW J.T. Miller
8. LW Carl Hagelin
9. RW Jesper Fasth
10. D Pavel Valentenko
Born Oct 20 1987 -- Nizhnekamsk, Russia
Height 6.02 -- Weight 220 -- Shoots L
"Valentenko is someone we've always referred to as a 'North American type of player'. We had watched him the draft year, and we had watched him in Hamilton for the amount of time he was there, and we still saw those attributes that he had as far as really giving you a lot of heart in the game and playing physical." - Gordie Clark
"One of his strengths would be shot-blocking. He loves to block shots and he's fearless in that regard. So that makes him a pretty strong penalty-killer. He's going to be a defensive type of defenseman." - Ken Gernander
Voted for Lindberg. He is an excellent player. He was a 2-3 liner for his SEL team playing against adults as an 18 year old in a very difficult Swedish league. The SEL is at least as strong as the AHL and if an 18 year old had 28 points in 82 games in the AHL while being defense-first and dominating on faceoffs, he'd be regarded as a top prospect.
He has a decently high ceiling and is decently safe. As a second round pick, he only got better since being drafted.
Add Weise again because of how close he's to making the NHL. At worst he's a 4th line grinder, but as the third highest scorer (per game) in Hartford, he may have the potential to be a third line winger.
Went with Kundratek. He's solid positionally and I believe has a chance to make the team this year as a 3rd pairing player. Better skater than Valentenko, but I like Pavel's hitting ability and booming shot.