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Tuesday, 06.12.2007 / 3:39 PM MT / Features
By Chad Lynch
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As the Phoenix Coyotes prepare for the upcoming 2007 NHL Entry Draft, 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”, takes a closer look at the 20th, 21st & 22nd ranked North American Skaters, as compiled by Central Scouting’s Final Rankings.

Central Scouting Highlight Video: 300K / 700K
League: Western Hockey League (WHL)
Team: Chiliwack  Bruins
D.O.B: January 22, 1989
Height: 5' 11”
Weight: 179 lbs.
Position: Center
Shoots Right
Ranked: 20th among North American Skaters

Notes: Last season, registered 69 points (32 goals, 37 assists) with Chilliwack...a playmaking forward with a good work a two-way player that competes every shift...has good skating ability and vision...anticipates the play well and handles the puck with ease...needs to improve his ability to fight through checks and play in traffic.

Central Scouting Highlight Video: 300K / 700K
League: Unites States Hockey League (USHL)
Team: Omaha
D.O.B: July 11, 1989
Height: 6' 3”
Weight: 213 lbs.
Position: Defense
Shoots: Left
Ranked: 21st among North American Skaters

Notes: Posted 25 points (11 goals, 14 assists) in 54 games last season...a stay-at-home defenseman with excellent speed and lateral quickness...has a strong physical presence on the ice with the ability to make a big quick to the puck and makes hard and accurate passes...needs to improve the consistency of his decision-making and discipline.

Central Scouting Highlight Video: 300K / 700K
League: U.S. National Development U-18  Program
Team: USA Under-18
D.O.B: April 9, 1989
Height: 6' 2”
Weight: 186 lbs.
Position: Wing
Shoots: Left
Ranked: 22nd among North American Skaters

Notes: Scored 23 points (16 goals, 7 assists) in 44 games during the 2006-07 season...a power forward...has an excellent skating stride and speed...has good puck pursuit...plays tough in the corners and around the net...has a good shot with a quick release...needs to improve his puck handling in traffic and at top speed...needs to make more consistent decisions with the puck.

Wednesday, June 13th - North American Skaters (#14, #16, #18)
Tuesday, June 12th - North American Skaters (#11, #12, #13)
Monday, June 11th - North American Skaters (#8, #9, #10)
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 is the official Web site of the Arizona Coyotes. The Arizona Coyotes and are trademarks of IceArizona Hockey Co LLC, NHL, NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL Logos and marks NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 2016 The Arizona Coyotes and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Contact Us