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Draft Watch 2017


Needed a place to jot down some interesting names for the draft in 2017 for the less obvious choices down the line.

Looking at defensemen that interest me at the moment, because they're harder to track just from the stats. I don't watch any of the games, so I'm just making stabs in the dark while blindfolded with laser pointers pointed in. This is just my list of names to youtube once in awhile.

Cal Foote: Son of Adam, big RHD, sound defensive-minded, surprisingly mobile with offensive-upside.
Cale Makar: small, smart, skilled, playmaking RHD in AJHL; getting hyped by Bob.
Artyom Minulin: very smart RHD, excelling despite playing on a weak Swift Current squad, good all-round puck mover
Josh Brook: RHD, smart, smooth skating, distributes well, heavy wrister; points spiked this year compared to last
Conor Timmins: RHD on the SSM Greyhounds, heady, consistent, plays all situations
Brinson Pasichnuk: blueline triggerman (LHD), physical, undrafted last year

Nico Hischier, as a result of the WJC, has jumped into the top five of most draft rankings. Speeeeeeeeed.

Kailer Yamamoto, smaller guy, but mad skilled and productive. Unranked on most lists right now, but in the first round of the lists that have him (FC, HP). Might be a sleeper pick in Rd. 2.


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