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2011 Final TSN Draft Ranking

Check TSN's final NHL draft rankings - a compilation based on input from various scouts around the National Hockey League.

Also included in The Top 60 are scouting reports from TSN scout Grant McCagg, a former NHL scout and McKeen's director of scouting.

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41. DAVID MUSIL

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Vancouver Giants League: WHL
Position: Defence Height: 6-3
2010-11 Stats: 62 GP, 6 G, 19 PTS Weight: 200 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 38 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 27, The Hockey News: No. 23
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
Highly touted in the Czech Republic for several years, one of the rare players to compete in three U-18 championships. Good genes, being the son of a former NHLer and a tennis pro, and nephew of Bobby Holik. Strengths - Has good gap control and active stick. He can play a physical game given his size and strength. Has a hard shot, good character and leadership abilities. Weaknesses - Shot lacks accuracy, takes too long to shoot, feet are below average, hands aren't great, not a puck carrier, dead ends himself. Could be more consistent with his physical play. NHL Upside - Will need to improve his skating to make the NHL as a fifth or sixth defenceman.

42. CHRISTOPHER GIBSON

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Chicoutimi Sagueneens League: QMJHL
Position: Goaltender Height: 6-1
2010-11 Stats: 37 GP, 2.42 GAA, .920 SV% Weight: 193 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 2 NAG, International Scouting Services: No. 2 (goaltender), The Hockey News: No. 29
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
Finnish netminder moved to Saskatchewan at 15 to play at Notre Dame, backstopping the Hounds to the Telus Cup midget championship. Led all QMJHL goaltenders with a .920 save percentage in 2010-11. and finished second in G.A.A. Strengths - Good positionally, challenges the shooter, solid rebound control, decent quickness. He has a good glove, competes hard, and is quick sliding post-to-post. Weaknesses - Lacks the prototypical size scouts look for in highly ranked goalies, needs to add strength. NHL Upside - He wouldn't be the first goalie to overcome supposed size concerns, has the skills to compete for an NHL position in the future.

43. SHANE PRINCE

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Ottawa 67's League: OHL
Position: Centre Height: 5-10
2010-11 Stats: 59 GP, 25 G, 88 PTS Weight: 181 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 26 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 72, The Hockey News: No. 52
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
Enjoyed a major breakthrough with 88 points in 59 games after splitting last season between Kitchener and Ottawa. Suffered a concussion near regular season's end that limited him to three playoff games. Strengths - One of the draft's best playmakers, really sees the ice well, improved his work habits and played with a competitive edge. Deceptive skater with good quickness and lateral agility. Skilled stickhandler who likes carrying the puck. Weaknesses - Lack of size a concern for teams picking, needs to keep his head up when carrying the puck. NHL Upside - Has the playmaking abilities and puck skills to compete for second-line NHL duty someday, but will need to bulk up for NHL.

44. ALEXANDER KHOKHLACHEV

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Windsor Spitfires League: OHL
Position: Left Wing / Centre Height: 5-10
2010-11 Stats: 67 GP, 34 G, 76 PTS Weight: 188 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 29 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 23, The Hockey News: No. 13
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
Made a smooth transition to the OHL, leading all draft eligible rookies with 34 goals and 76 points, and then topping all rookies in playoff scoring with 20 points. Finished second in scoring at 2010 U-17's with 13 points in six games. Strengths - He's gritty, he's a smaller guy, but smart and he gets dirty. already plays a North-American style, one of the draft's younger players with early September birthday. Hustles at both ends, has good anticipation. Quick, accurate release. Weaknesses - Skating is average for a 5-10 prospect, skill is okay but not elite, gets most of his points through hard work and hustle. Needs to be more consistent. He's Russian and could always disappear in a year or two. NHL Upside - With improved skating, second or third-line center.

45. MARIO LUCIA

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: USA U-18 League: USHL
Position: Left Wing Height: 6-2
2010-11 Stats: 15 GP, 4 G, 5 PTS Weight: 183 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 34 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 46, The Hockey News: No. 26
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
Son of Don Lucia, head coach of the NCAA's Minnesota Golden Gophers. Scored 25 goals and 47 points playing Minnesota high school hockey, had three goals in six games with the USNTDP-18 squad. Strengths - Pretty good skater with strong balance and pro size, sees the ice well and has some finish. Good shot and a high hockey IQ, will try to fight through traffic with the puck. Good size and range. Weaknesses - Not overly gritty, played at a lower level and will need to adapt to tougher competition. Inconsistent effort. NHL Upside - Tougher to project high school prospects as they usually dominate, but has size/skill to compete for a top-six role.

46. SCOTT MAYFIELD

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Youngstown League: USHL
Position: Defence Height: 6-4
2010-11 Stats: 52 GP, 7 G, 16 PTS Weight: 197 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 24 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 32, The Hockey News: No. 24
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
Saw his point production drop, going from 22 to 16 points in his sophomore USHL season. His 159 penalty minutes were seventh highest in the league. Participated in the WJAC tournament last November. Strengths - Skates very well for a 6-4 blueliner, plays a physical style that irritates opponents, has an edge to his game. Good size and strength, effective clearing the crease. Weaknesses - Questionable hockey sense. makes some poor decisions with and without the puck, can be overaggressive. Didn't show much improvement in his game this season. NHL Upside - If he learns to simplify his game he has the physical tools to be a rugged defensive defenceman at the pro level.

47. JOEL EDMUNDSON

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Moose Jaw Warriors League: WHL
Position: Defence Height: 6-4
2010-11 Stats: 71 GP, 2 G, 20 PTS Weight: 191 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 33 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 47, The Hockey News: No. N/A
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
The 6-4 blueliner made his presence known physically in his WHL rookie campaign, fighting the likes of fellow prospect Duncan Siemens and faring quite well with the fists. Strengths - Big, tough defenceman, just scratching the surface of his abilities, decent skater, strong, physical presence who is effective in front of his net and along the boards. Skating is fine. Limited skills/sense. Weaknesses - Long-term project in a salary-cap world, limited skills and senses. NHL Upside - Will need a few years of seasoning, but could provide a physical defensive presence in a fifth or sixth defenceman role.

48. RYAN SPROUL

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds League: OHL
Position: Defense Height: 6-3
2010-11 Stats: 61 GP, 14 G, 33 PTS Weight: 175 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 54 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 60, The Hockey News: No. N/A
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
After January 1, the only OHL defenceman to score more goals than Sproul's ten was CHL Player of the Year Ryan Ellis with 12. Started the season with Vaughan in the OJHL before deciding to join the Sault Ste. Marie instead of going the NCAA route. Strengths - Scored most of his 14 goals with a heavy slapshot. Game improved substantially over the second half of the season, raw offensive tools, sees the ice well and finds shooting lanes. Weaknesses - needs work on his quickness and lateral agility. Very raw, not overly physical. Decision making needs work, as well as his defensive game. NHL Upside - Skating will be a key to his development. If he makes the NHL he will contribute goals on the power play.

49. ADAM CLENDENING

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Boston University League: H.E.
Position: Defence Height: 5-11
2010-11 Stats: 39 GP, 5 G, 26 PTS Weight: 190 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 45 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 35, The Hockey News: No. 49
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
Won two U-18 Gold Medals. Led American blueliners in scoring at 2010 u-18'S, a team that featured four top 40 picks from this past NHL draft. Stepped right into Boston University 's lineup and produced offensively with 26 points in 39 games. Strengths - Sees the ice extremely well and has a soft touch with the puck. Has some aggressiveness to his game. reads the developing play well, smart, competitive, good character. Weaknesses - Lacks explosiveness and top-end speed you want from an undersized rearguard. Lateral agility and pivots need refinement. Needs to add strength to deal with larger players in pros. NHL Upside - Skating will make or break his NHL career. If it improves sufficiently, he has the skills to run an NHL power play some day.

50. DANIEL CATENACCI

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Sault. Ste. Marie Greyhounds League: OHL
Position: Centre Height: 5-10
2010-11 Stats: 67 GP, 26 G, 71 PTS Weight: 176 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 37 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 51, The Hockey News: No. 35
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
The first overall pick in the 2009 OHL Draft, Catenacci led the Greyhounds in scoring with 71 points. Played a fourth-line role with Canada's 2001 U-18 team. Fastest skater in the CHL Top Prospects competition skills. Strengths - One of the draft's faster skaters, strong lower body, plays a feisty style that frustrates opponents, uses speed effectively defensively, good laterally, diligent backchecker. Weaknesses - Lacks high-end vision and creativity, doesn't always use his teammates effectively. Only 5-9. NHL Upside - He has the speed and the motor to compete for a third-line center role some day.

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