Showing posts with label 2013 draft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2013 draft. Show all posts

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Seth Jones

Seth Jones
RHD | 6'4", 205 lbs.
Portland Winterhawks (WHL)

- big frame, total package, shut down defender
- excellent skating stride and top speed, covers a lot of ice
- moves the puck quickly, very good decision making
- strong, physical, and disciplined
- projects as #1 NHL D, "franchise" potential

Nathan MacKinnon

Nathan MacKinnon 
RC | 6'0", 182 lbs.
Halifax (QMJHL)

- combination of speed and shooting with a touch of grit
- average frame but powerful, very strong on his feet
- superior skating and vision, elite playmaking skills
- intense, tenacious competitor
- drafted 1st overall in 2011 QMJHL draft (Baie-Comeau)
- possesses superstar NHL potential in mold of a Stamkos

Elias Lindholm

Elias Lindholm
C/LW | 6'0", 181 lbs.
Brynas (SEL)

- heady two-way skill set, great skater
- offensive package highlighted by supreme vision and puck control
- strong checker, likes to play a physical style
- responsible defensively, good awareness in all zones

Valeri Nichushkin

Valeri Nichushkin
RW | 6'3", 196 lbs.
Chelyabinsk (MHL/KHL)

- big, speedy power forward
- strong on his skates, aggressively takes the puck to the net
- long reach, good vision and hands
- signed two-year extension with Dynamo  (thru 2015)
- scored game winning goal in bronze medal win at 2013 World Junior Championship

Jonathan Drouin

Jonathan Drouin
5'11", 176 lbs.
Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)

- high-end offensive talent, exceptional hands, vision
- extremely smart offensively, instinctive
- lightning quick, dazzling passer
- nice array of shooting skills, dangerous PP performer
- small frame balanced out by speed and effort

Aleksander Barkov

Aleksander Barkov
LC | 6'2, 205 lbs.
Tappara (SM-Liiga)

- big, mature frame with excellent hands and vision
- atheltic two-way skill set, good defensive stick
- played 2011-12 season as a 15-year old in FIN top league
- scores share of goals within 10-foot radius of net
- works hard along walls and beneath goal line