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Ivan Hlinka Top 10

TSN Scout Craig Button takes an early look at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft with his list of the Top 10 prospects from the annual Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

1. FILIP FORSBERG - SWEDEN
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Stats
DOB Height Weight Position Shoots GP G A PTS +/-
Aug. 13, 1994 6'1 196 RW R 5 4 1 5 3
Button's Take: Is a force of skill, size, power and will.
2. MORGAN RIELLY - CANADA
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Stats
DOB Height Weight Position Shoots GP G A PTS +/-
March 9, 1994 6'0 189 D L 5 1 3 4 9
Button's Take: Has the ability to control the game.
3. MATT DUMBA - CANADA
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Stats
DOB Height Weight Position Shoots GP G A PTS +/-
July 25, 1994 5'11 171 D R 5 2 1 3 7
Button's Take: Was dynamic. Matched up vs. Grigorenko and Forsberg and made them non-factors.
4. OSCAR DANSK - SWEDEN
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Stats
DOB Height Weight Position Shoots GP W L GAA SV %
Feb. 28, 1994 6'2 189 G L 4 3 1 2.72 91.4
Button's Take: On a very good Sweden team, he was a key component.
5. ANDREAS ATHANASIOU - CANADA
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Stats
DOB Height Weight Position Shoots GP G A PTS +/-
Aug. 6, 1994 5'11 165 C L 5 3 1 4 2
Button's Take: Had multiple scoring chances in each game and was consistently dangerous.
6. SEBASTIEN COLLBERG - SWEDEN
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Stats
DOB Height Weight Position Shoots GP G A PTS +/-
Feb. 23, 1994 5'11 169 RW R 5 3 4 7 (1)
Button's Take: Dynamic, skilled winger who can fly.
7. JAN KOSTALEK - CZECH REPUBLIC
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Stats
DOB Height Weight Position Shoots GP G A PTS +/-
Feb. 17, 1995 6'0 176 D R 4 0 0 0 (5)
Button's Take: A 2013 draft prospect. Has the skill and poise of top defencemen.
8. LINUS ARNESSON - SWEDEN
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Stats
DOB Height Weight Position Shoots GP G A PTS +/-
Sept. 21, 1994 6'1 180 D L 5 0 1 1 2
Button's Take: A 2013 draft prospect that misses 2012 by six days. Well rounded.
9. ALEX GALCHENYUK - RUSSIA
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Stats
DOB Height Weight Position Shoots GP G A PTS +/-
Feb. 12, 1994 6'0 197 C L 4 3 1 4 (1)
Button's Take: Was the best player on the U.S. Will be an early pick in 2012.
10. DEREK POULIOT - CANADA
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Stats
DOB Height Weight Position Shoots GP G A PTS +/-
Jan. 16, 1994 5'11 185 D L 5 2 1 3 4
Button's Take: Along with Rielly and Dumba, was a key component in completely shutting down the opposition in the last four games.


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