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  • DRAFTSITE DRAFT PREVIEW

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

Success has hampered the Predators draft position and centre Philip Tomasino, and Eeli Tolvanen have yet look like they are taking hold of any reign on the top lines at the pro level, but time will tell. LW Egor Afanasyev who was playing in Windsor of the OHL from Russia and is big and skilled, but his boots need improving. David Farrance is a solid prospect on defense who is getting bigger and stronger at BU. Finn Jusso Parssinen is a big centre-forward who has skill and is improving his footspeed, and Milwaukee's Rem Pitlick is the little engine that could and probably will eventually make the jump because compete level.I think now is also a time for the organization to re-evaluate the goal position since the heir apparent is noticeably undersized by the new NHL standards and their Milwaukee farmhand Connor Ingram isn't a larger than the average man either. Of all the teams selecting in the first round, I try and get a handle on what they will likely do. Even though I know Nashville loves drafting and developing defenseman, I cannot seem to shake the fact that if Carolina does select goalie Askarov (as so many of us are "predicting"....), and Florida does go for one of the second tier of defenders, there is going to be a pretty darn good player or two there on the board at forward that will be impossible to pass on. But...IF Florida takes a forward prospect, there will be more than one big defender sitting waiting for the Predators to call their name. Regardless of whether they go forward or defense in the first, they have two seconds and and two thirds to go the other direction, and fortify both ends AND maybe select the second goalie in the draft somewhere in there. Stay Tuned. --Bill Placzek--


  • Country

    Switzerland

  • Height

    5' 9.75"

  • Weight

    165

  • School

    Malmö (Sweden)

  • Date of Birth

    July 22, 1996

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Swiss-born Czech prospect is a soft touch passer with scoring prowess, and some jam...


  • Country

    Russia

  • Height

    6' 1"

  • Weight

    176

  • School

    Magnitogorsk (KHL)

  • Date of Birth

    August 12, 1996

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Big hard working three zone centre-forward a strong stride, size and very good puck skills...


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 1"

  • Weight

    185

  • School

    St. Thomas Academy (HS-Minnesota)

  • Date of Birth

    May 25, 1996

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Excellent long term defensive prospect with a long frame, light skates, and puck moving skills...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 3"

  • Weight

    189

  • School

    Kelowna (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    August 2, 1996

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Big winger is a late bloomer who played the past seasons at Notre Dame (Sask)...


  • Country

    Sweden

  • Height

    5' 8"

  • Weight

    165

  • School

    Skelleftea (SHL)

  • Date of Birth

    April 8, 1993

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Third year eligible is an undersized skilled attacker who uses his quick feet and motor to attack the net with reckless abandon...


  • Country

    Finland

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    171

  • School

    KalPa Kuopio (SM-liiga)

  • Date of Birth

    April 4, 1995

  • Shoots

    Left


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 1"

  • Weight

    190

  • School

    Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    March 3, 1996

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Western league defender with a solid all-around two-way game...