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Team Needs: G, D, LW, C, RW

The majority of the NHL organizations would love to be where the Hurricanes are, emerging young high skilled talent in front of a quick out defense that can play the game anyway they need to. Besides the current roster, they have a huge stable of prospects who will be popping in as fillers and some coming to stay. The need at the pro level is a high end reliable goaltender. This draft offers a possible stud in Russian Yaroslav Askarov, but his selection in slot #13 in the first round doesn't solve the net issue for sometime down the road, possibly four-five years until they actually get him over and in their system. That will be what they will decide, when on the clock (if he STILL on the board). There will be some intriguing defenders and forwards who you don't need waiting on sitting there for the taking. I know their owner, Tom Dundon, made a snide remark about "choosing defenseman in the first round, but I know I would be torn if I let a big man slip through my grasps, when they the big high skilled, top skating ones are not in abundance. I am truly glad it is not my decision with this pick. Consensus says Askarov goes off the board here. --Bill Placzek--


  • Country

    Russia

  • Height

    6' 2"

  • Weight

    176

  • School

    SKA-1946 (MHL)

  • Date of Birth

    June 16, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Rare right glove goalie with good size, economy of movements and good concentration...


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    5' 9"

  • Weight

    178

  • School

    USNTDP (USHL)

  • Date of Birth

    January 5, 2001

  • Scouting Report

    Undersized United States center - wing who ranks highly in terms of skill and creativity on the US squad...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 2.5"

  • Weight

    204

  • School

    Windsor (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    May 2, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Big framed winger who has added muscle and goes hard to the front and battle zones...

Zayde Wisdom

  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 10"

  • Weight

    199

  • School

    Kingston (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    May 20, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Short stocky centre-wing is a high energy with underrated attack skills and a finish every check - create lots of offense mode of play...


  • Country

    Russia

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    172

  • School

    Guelph (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    February 19, 2000

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Is the third draft eligible year the charm? This over six foot Moscow born player put up a 45 goals (96 point)  season as an overage-ager in the OHL this past season...


  • Country

    Russia

  • Height

    6' 3.75"

  • Weight

    240

  • School

    Cape Breton (QMJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    June 7, 2000

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Lit up the Russian U-17 with 41 goals / 73 points in only 32 games and wasn't far behind those totals the season before...


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 1"

  • Weight

    184

  • School

    Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    March 8, 2001

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Solid built goal scoring winger who played the season without the luxury of a quality set up man...


  • Country

    Kazakhstan

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    174

  • School

    Astana (KHL)

  • Date of Birth

    May 29, 2001

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Kazakhstanian winger was the most dangerous player on their World Junior U-20 team Plays on the penalty kill and the power play and has a strong wrister, the ability to go one on one with defenders and show good hands in close...

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