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Tuesday, 06.12.2007 / 4:43 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 26th & 27th & ranked North American Skaters and the 3rd ranked European Skater, as compiled by Central Scouting’s Final Rankings.

Central Scouting Highlight Video: 300K / 700K
League: Western Hockey League (WHL)
Team: Seattle Thunderbirds
D.O.B: February 8, 1989
Height: 5' 11”
Weight: 182 lbs.
Position: Defense
Shoots Left
Ranked: 26th among North American Skaters

Notes: Last season, scored 50 points (9 goals, 41 assists) in 6 games with Seattle...a skilled defenseman...positions himself well defensively and has god anticipation of the to skate the puck out of the zone and make good outlet passes...controls the power-play with patience and is smart with the puck...needs to improve his one-on-one containment out of the corners...needs to be more consistent with his physical presence.

Central Scouting Highlight Video: 300K / 700K
League: Western Hockey League (WHL)
Team: Red Deer Rebels
D.O.B: February 14, 1989
Height: 6' 3”
Weight: 170 lbs.
Position: Center / Right Wing
Shoots: Right
Ranked: 27th among North American Skaters

Notes: Tallied 57 points (20 goals, 37 assists) in 71 games last season as a member of the Red Deer Rebels...a skilled forward that is opportunistic in the offensive very smart with the puck...has a good work ethic and excellent puck-pursuit...very versatile and used in all situations...sometimes tires at the end of a shift and needs to work on his conditioning...needs to improve his one-on-one skills.

Central Scouting Highlight Video: 300K / 700K
League: Sweden Jr. (SWE Jr.)
Team: Frolunda Jr.
D.O.B: May 8, 1989
Height: 6' 1”
Weight: 198 lbs.
Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Ranked: 3rd among European Skaters

Notes: Scored 55 points (18 goals, 37 assists) in 39 games last season...a skilled playmaking forward...has good mobility and break-away speed...controls the puck well and competes for the puck...uses his size and strength to his advantage...possesses an excellent shot with a quick release and sees the ice well...played for Denmark at the 2007 Under-18 World Championships.

Friday, June 15th - North American Skaters (#23, #24, #25)
Thursday, June 14th - North American Skaters (#20, #21, #22)
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 © 2015 The Arizona Coyotes and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Contact Us