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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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51. SAMU PERHONEN

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: JYP Jyvaskyla League: FinJrA
Position: Goaltender Height: 6-3
2010-11 Stats: 29 GP, 2.71 GAA, .922 SV% Weight: 172 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 1 EG, International Scouting Services: No. 6 (goaltender), The Hockey News: No. 63
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
Backstopped JYP to the Finnish Junior A championship, boasting a .920 save percentage and 2.44 G.A.A. in 12 playoff games. Disappointed at the U-18's, allowing several bad goals and sporting an .875 save percentage. Strengths - Covers majority of the net with his 6-4 frame. Quick legs and glove, does the butterfly with ease, very flexible. Good athlete. Weaknesses - Lets in too many weak goals, has lapses in concentration. Looked disinterested at times in the U-18's, has never played well internationally. NHL Upside - Has the size and athleticism to be an NHL starter, but mental lapses will have to be corrected.

52. MIIKKA SALOMAKI

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Karpat League: FinE
Position: Right Wing Height: 5-11
2010-11 Stats: 40 GP, 4 G, 10 PTS Weight: 198 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 7 ES, International Scouting Services: No. 44, The Hockey News: No. 79
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
Played in 35 international matches for Finland over the past two seasons, including the 2011 world junior tournament. Spent the full season with Karpat in the Finnish elite league. Strengths - Strong skater who competes every night, high energy, adequate hands and puck skills. Good hockey sense, responsible in his own end. Strong forechecker, good anticipatory skills. Weaknesses - Lacks high-end skill/skating scouts like to see in smaller players, limited creativity, too small to be a bruiser at the pro level. NHL Upside - Has drawn comparisons to Sean Bergenheim - projects as a pesky, energetic checking line winger.

53. MATTHEW NIETO

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Boston University League: H-East
Position: Left Wing Height: 5-11
2010-11 Stats: 39 GP, 10 G, 23 PTS Weight: 175 lbs.
Scouting Rankings
NHL Central Scouting: 43 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 56, The Hockey News: No. 42
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
Scored four goals in the 2009 U-18 championships as a 16-year-old. Averaged a point-per game last season with the USNTDP-18 team. Had 23 points as a freshman at Boston University. Strengths - He's a really good complimentary player. Smart, made a big leap from USHL-level hockey to NCAA and didn't look out of place on a stacked team. Makes a lot of good little plays, goes to the net hard, decent skater. Weaknesses - Lacks ideal size for a pro winger, will need 15 or 20 pounds to handle NHL rigors. Has bouts on inconsistency. NHL Upside - Two years ago he looked like a possible top-six winger, but stopped growing. Has the smarts to battle for third-line minutes after some more seasoning in college and the minor pros.

54. NICK SHORE

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Denver Pioneers League: WCHA
Position: Centre Height: 6-0
2010-11 Stats: 33 GP, 7 G, 18 PTS Weight: 195 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 56 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 43, The Hockey News: No. 38
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
Played in his hometown at the University of Denver with brother Drew, who was drafted 44th overall by Florida in 2009. Spent previous two seasons with the US development program. Led the gold medal winning 2010 team in assists at the U-18's. Strengths - Smart player who is responsible in his own end. solid, two-way forward, cerebral player who need to be watched closely to be fully appreciated, good on faceoffs, decent puck distributor, sees the ice well and reads the play shrewdly. Weaknesses - Limited offensive skills, skating needs plenty of work, has a hitch in his stride, needs to shoot more. NHL Upside - reliable bottom-line center with intangibles.

55. DAVID HONZIK

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Victoriaville Tigres League: QMJHL
Position: Goaltender Height: 6-2
2010-11 Stats: 36 GP, 3.54 GAA, .884 SV% Weight: 209 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 13 NAG, International Scouting Services: No. 11 (goaltender), The Hockey News: No. N/A
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
The Czech Republic native split netminding minutes during his first QMJHL regular season, but was handled the full-time duties and excelled during an unexpected playoff run in Victoriaville, posting a .919 save percentage and 5-3-1 record. Strengths - Really stepped up his game in the playoffs and converted a lot of scouts. First shot stopper. Takes up a lot of the net, doesn't get caught out of position very often. Weaknesses - sits deep in his net, more concerned about the pass across than challenging the shooter. Average athleticism, glove is just okay. Poor rebound control. NHL Upside - Will compete for a backup role after minor pro seasoning.

56. NIKITA KUCHEROV

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: CSKA Moscow League: RusJr
Position: Right Wing Height: 5-10
2010-11 Stats: 35 GP, 25 G, 53 PTS Weight: 163 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 17 ES, International Scouting Services: No. 58, The Hockey News: No. 95
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
Set an all-time U-18 tournament record with 21 points in seven games, capturing Best Forward honours, and impressing a plethora of NHL scouts and GMs in the process with his offensive wizardry. Strengths - Breathtaking skill level, very agile and quick, skilled puckhandler, works hard at both ends of the rink. Crafty forechecker with a quick stick and soft hands, has a sniper's mentality and abilities, can roof the puck from two feet out. Weaknesses - He's a Russian still playing in Russia, no guarantees he'll come over or stay for long. Needs to bulk up for pro game, could be more physical. NHL Upside - Has the skill to be a top-line winger, but will it be in the NHL?

57. XAVIER OUELLET

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Montreal Juniors League: QMJHL
Position: Defence Height: 6-0
2010-11 Stats: 67 GP, 8 G, 43 PTS Weight: 182 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 60 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 48, The Hockey News: No. 66
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
One of the anchors on a veteran Montreal Juniors blueline, accumulating 43 regular-season points. Added eight assists in ten playoff games. Strengths - Smart puck mover with some character, solid work ethic, plucky, really improved, appreciate him the more you see him. Gets good position on his man, strong character, competitive, very smart, uses body well, quick puck mover, a coach's player. Weaknesses - Not the greatest quickness, feet may be a problem. Lacks typical blueliner size, limited physical capabilities. NHL Upside - Has the smarts and desire to crack the NHL as a bottom three defenceman with some offensive talents.

58. JORDAN BINNINGTON

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Owen Sound Attack League: OHL
Position: Goaltender Height: 6-1
2010-11 Stats: 46 GP, 3.05 GAA, .899 SV% Weight: 156 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 3 NAG, International Scouting Services: No. 4 (goaltender), The Hockey News: No. N/A
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
Part of a three-goalie rotation in Owen Sound, ended up being the go-to guy for the last two games of the OHL final and the majority of the Memorial Cup tournament, which saw his draft stock rise from mid rounder to second-round prospect. Strengths - Good poise, covers a lot of the net, good quickness, Reads and reacts to the play smartly without losing positioning. solid puck-moving goalie that likes to be aggressive by making head-man passes. Good battler, wants to win. Decent glove and feet. Weaknesses - Plagued by inconsistent stretches for much of the season. Relies more on positioning than reflexes. NHL Upside - May compete for an NHL starting role down the line.

59. VINCENT TROCHECK

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Saginaw Spirit League: OHL
Position: Centre Height: 5-10
2010-11 Stats: 68 GP, 26 G, 62 PTS Weight: 184 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 41 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 59, The Hockey News: No. 43
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
The Pittsburgh native followed up a solid rookie OHL campaign with 26 goals and 62 points, third best on a veteran Saginaw team. Strengths - Smart, competitive, all-around center with solid faceoff skills. Good puck disher with superior vision, good work ethic, decent puckhandling and shooting skills. Strong hockey sense and anticipatory skills. Weaknesses - Can be outmuscled in defensive zone at times, need to add strength, foot speed is average for his size. NHL Upside - with added strength and quickness has the smarts, intangibles and skill to challenge for a third-line center role in NHL.

60. BRENNAN SERVILLE

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Stouffville League: OJHL
Position: Defence Height: 6-2
2010-11 Stats: 36 GP, 3 G, 30 PTS Weight: 184 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 104 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 136, The Hockey News: No. N/A

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