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COYOTES DRAFT PREVIEW: MONDAY

Friday, 06.08.2007 / 3:05 PM / Features
By Chad Lynch
As the Phoenix Coyotes prepare for the upcoming 2007 NHL Entry Draft, PhoenixCoyotes.com will begin daily ‘scouting reports,’ looking at a three potential draftees in a new feature titled: “Coyotes Draft Preview.”

In this installment of “Coyotes Draft Preview”, PhoenixCoyotes.com takes a closer look at the eighth, ninth and tenth ranked North American Skaters, as compiled by Central Scouting’s Final Rankings.

ANGELO ESPOSITO
Central Scouting Highlight Video: 300K / 700K
League: Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)
Team: Quebec Ramparts
D.O.B: February 20, 1989
Height: 6' 1”
Weight: 180 lbs.
Position: Center
Shoots Left
Ranked: 8th among North American Skaters

Notes: Scored 79 points (27 goals, 52 assists) in 60 games last season with the Quebec Ramparts...voted to the 2007 CHL Top Prospects game in Quebec City...member of Team Quebec for the 2006 ADT Canada/Russia Challenge...member of Team Quebec for the 2006 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge...played for Team Canada at the 2006 Under-18 Jr. World Cup...member of Team Canada for the 2007 Under-18 World Championship.

ZACH HAMILL
Central Scouting Highlight Video: 300K / 700K
League: Western Hockey League (WHL)
Team: Everett Silvertips
D.O.B: September 23, 1988
Height: 5' 10.5”
Weight: 180 lbs.
Position: Center
Shoots: Right
Ranked: 9th among North American Skaters

Notes: Led the WHL in scoring last season with 93 points (32 goals, 61 assists) in 69 games...spent the last two years playing alongside Phoenix Coyotes prospect Peter Mueller...voted to the  2007 CHL Top Prospects game in Quebec City...member of Team WHLv for the 2006 ADT Canada/Russia Challenge...member of Team Pacific for the 2005 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge in St. Johns...played for Team Canada at the 2005 Jr. World Cup.

DAVID PERRON
Central Scouting Highlight Video: 300K / 700K
League: Quebec Major Junio Hockey League (QMJHL)
Team: Lewiston MAINEiacs
D.O.B: May 28, 1988
Height: 6' 11.5”
Weight: 180 lbs.
Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Right
Ranked: 10th among North American Skaters

Notes: Last season, posted 83 points (39 goals, 44 assists) in 70 games with the Lewiston MAINEiacs...was Lewiston's sixth round pick (102nd overall) in the 2006 QMJHL Entry Draft...ranked 18th overall by Central Scouting in the mid-point rankings, before moving up to 10th.

PREVIOUS PREVIEWS:
Sunday, June 10th - North American Skaters (#5, #6, #7)
Saturday, June 9th - North American Skaters (#1, #2, #3)
Friday, June 8th - European Goaltenders
Thursday, June 7th - North American Goaltenders
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