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2012 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 Craig Button.

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41. Mark Jankowski

Mark Jankowski
Profile
2011-12 Team: Stanstead League: Quebec Prep
Position: Centre Height: 6'3
2011-12 Stats: 57 GP, 53 G, 93 PTS Weight: 170 lbs.
Scouting Rankings
NHL Central Scouting: 43 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 55, The Hockey News: No. 37, Button's Ranking: No. 14
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Mark is a late bloomer but certainly a testament to the adage; it doesn't matter where you start but where you finish. He was not on any scouting radar at the outset of this season but when he did appear, he became a bright, blinking light. He is an excellent skater with a long, efficient stride combined with agility, quickness and balance that allows him to impose himself on the game. He can beat defenders 1-1 and is capable of opening up ice for himself and breaking down opponents for his team's gain. His puck skills are very good, with his playmaking and passing taking the lead but his shot should not be underestimated. His sense and vision is excellent and he's capable of making plays that open up terrific offensive chances. He is unselfish to a fault but when the game is in the balance, he takes charge. He competes and works in all areas of the game and as he continues to physically mature, he has the potential to be that big, skilled center that NHL teams covet.

42. Patrick Sieloff

Patrick Sieloff
Profile
2011-12 Team: USNTDP League: USHL
Position: Defence Height: 6'0
2011-12 Stats: 24 GP, 0 G, 2 PTS Weight: 198 lbs.
Scouting Rankings
NHL Central Scouting: 31 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 44, The Hockey News: No. 53, Button's Ranking: No. 42
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Patrick is a competitor who plays with one intention; to help the team win. Often you hear about a player's size but to talk of Patrick's size as a limiting factor would be to underestimate him and his impact on the game. He is a very good skater with quickness, agility and balance and uses it in all situations to his advantage. Defensively, he doesn't get beat 1-1 because of the skating and his positioning is excellent and then you add a determined spirit to stop opponents and nothing is easy versus him. He will engage physically and will deliver big body checks that can leave a lasting impact. He battles opponents for every inch of ice and simply refuses to give in to the greatest challenges and he has that rough sandpaper grit in his game. He has very good sense and he moves the puck quickly and effectively. He won't be an offensive force but he'll ensure a team gets out of the defensive zone and the puck gets to those players who can deliver on the offensive side. He is an all in player who will never leave a team short with his effort and determination.

43. Scott Kosmachuk

Scott Kosmachuk
Profile
2011-12 Team: Guelph League: OHL
Position: Right Wing Height: 6'0
2011-12 Stats: 67 GP, 30 G, 59 PTS Weight: 185 lbs.
Scouting Rankings
NHL Central Scouting: 24 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 46, The Hockey News: No. 47, Button's Ranking: N/A
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Scott has the skills to be an offensive player but is developing a game that isn't solely weighted towards offense. He's a very good skater with speed and knows that speed can get him into openings for scoring but is learning that it can also be a disruptive factor to opposing defenses that creates scoring chances in different ways. He has a good shot and will use it but expanding his repertoire of scoring tools would make him more dangerous. He has a tendency to make himself predictable and while chances will come, the results will improve by showing multiple looks to his offence. Passing is a significant part of this and Scott is not selfish but by having defenders and goalies consider this option, it will make him more dangerous not less. He works hard and is tenacious and he gets involved but he's not a player who is going to make an opponent uncomfortable with his physical play. Overall, a player who has offensive skills but could develop into a very solid two-way player.

44. Mike Winther

2012 NHL Draft
Profile
2011-12 Team: Prince Albert League: WHL
Position: Centre Height: 5'11
2011-12 Stats: 71 GP, 32 G, 56 PTS Weight: 175 lbs.
Scouting Rankings
NHL Central Scouting: 21 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 38, The Hockey News: No. 35, Button's Ranking: No. 49
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Mike may be that proverbial Jack of all trades and it is only meant as a compliment. He's an excellent skater with speed and quickness and because of it, he is able to make an impact in so many different areas. Offensively, he creates a lot of open ice for himself and he is very capable of beating defenders 1-1, getting chances and scoring. Defensively, he is adept at taking away your time and space and forcing you into rushed plays and mistakes. He is particularly effective killing penalties because he can be disruptive and is a threat to score. He can play center or wing and has a really good sense of how to play and how to play to his strengths. He can make plays and is not a player who finds himself watching as he is ready to be in the next play and if an opponent doesn't mark him, he will find a way to be productive. He has a lot of physical maturity ahead of him and with added strength, he will be a very difficult player to handle as it will only add to his arsenal.

45. Damon Severson

Damon Severson
Profile
2011-12 Team: Kelowna League: WHL
Position: Defence Height: 6'2
2011-12 Stats: 56 GP, 7 G, 37 PTS Weight: 200 lbs.
Scouting Rankings
NHL Central Scouting: 48 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 50, The Hockey News: No. 65, Button's Ranking: No. 43
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Damon has taken a significant step in his play this past season. He is a very good skater who has an effortless stride, is very agile and has quickness which helps him both defensively and offensively. He has very good vision and poise with the puck and he makes very good plays. He has confidence when he has the puck and because his skating is so good, he doesn't have to 'rush' or force things because the space he has gained, is not in danger of being lost. He has an under rated shot that he uses effectively either for tips and deflections or as a rebound opportunity. He has good positioning defensively and uses his body well but isn't a punishing player but is assertive and he does compete. He doesn't shrink under pressure and he has a steady, calm and efficient approach. His confidence will increase as he matures and he certainly shows the potential to be a good NHL player and there may be even more 'untapped' potential as his development progresses.

46. Brian Hart

2012 NHL Draft
Profile
2011-12 Team: Exeter Academy League: USHS
Position: Left Wing Height: 6'2
2011-12 Stats: 27 GP, 29 G, 56 PTS Weight: 216 lbs.
Scouting Rankings
NHL Central Scouting: 54 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 64, The Hockey News: No. 56, Button's Ranking: N/A
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Brian may draw some comparisons to former NHL player Bill Guerin. Bill possessed excellent speed at 18 years of age and it's something that Brian will have to improve upon to be considered in the same skating class. The comparison is apt in the sense that they are both hard driving players who engage physically and have the size to not only gain advantages for themselves, they have temperaments that can make an opponent hesitant to want to engage with them. Brian has a very strong shot and it can be categorized as cannon like in terms of how heavy it is. He's not afraid to shoot and do it a lot but he will take the puck to the net and he does it with determination and he has a hunger to score. He's capable of making plays but he knows the foundation of his game and he plays to those strengths. As he moves up levels, he is smart enough to know that his game will have to become less one-dimensional. Overall, he's a very good athlete who has a hunger to be better and a desire to be an imposing winger.

47. Daniil Zharkov

Daniil Zharkov
Profile
2011-12 Team: Belleville League: OHL
Position: Left Wing Height: 6'3
2011-12 Stats: 50 GP, 23 G, 36 PTS Weight: 197 lbs.
Scouting Rankings
NHL Central Scouting: 32 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 33, The Hockey News: No. 49, Button's Ranking: No. 58
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Daniil is a scorer who needs but one chance to make good on it. He has an excellent release and he doesn't tip his hand to the goaltender when he's shooting and that creates problems for a goaltender. He is a very good skater with speed and agility and has the ability to shoot off a move or in stride. Given open ice, he is very dangerous and defenders have to be very cognizant of him on the ice because when he breaks open, it is often too late. His 1-1 skills have improved and the next step for him is to make his skating an advantage in beating defensemen 1-1 with the puck and putting them back on their heels and not relying solely on getting behind them. He is smart and recognizes the offensive opportunities that may be unfolding and is quick to act on them. His size is good and with more strength and confidence, he could be a very difficult player to deal with and combined with his skill, could make him a very prolific scorer.

48. Jarrod Maidens

Jarrod Maidens
Profile
2011-12 Team: Owen Sound League: OHL
Position: Left Wing Height: 6'1
2011-12 Stats: 28 GP, 12 G, 23 PTS Weight: 178 lbs.
Scouting Rankings
NHL Central Scouting: 35 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 58, The Hockey News: No. 38, Button's Ranking: No. 36
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Jarrod had an unfortunate injury that forced him to miss the majority of the season. What shouldn't be missed with Jarrod, is that he's a very good NHL prospect. He is a well rounded player with skill, sense and a competitive spirit. He is a very good skater with good agility and quickness and he uses it to his advantage both offensively and defensively. He is able to create opportunities with his skating and take them away from the opposition. He is a very smart player and he's capable of playing on the wing or center and he understands all of the situations in the game. He has the ability to meld his talents with his line mates to make the trio formidable. He has very good puck skills and he makes strong plays with the puck and has excellent anticipation skills and the ability to play and do things at a high pace. There is not a situation in the game where he can't contribute and help a team be successful and has shown the ability to raise the level of his play when needed. If he doesn't suffer an injury, he is a 1st round selection.

49. Adam Pelech

Adam Pelech
Profile
2011-12 Team: Erie League: OHL
Position: Defence Height: 6'2
2011-12 Stats: 44 GP, 2 G, 20 PTS Weight: 210 lbs.
Scouting Rankings
NHL Central Scouting: 120 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 30, The Hockey News: No. 41, Button's Ranking: No. 35
TSN Scout Craig Button:
It's very simple with Adam. Artistic merit points won't be high but if you want to win, make sure you get Adam on your team. He is a bulldog type player who is not averse to doing whatever it takes to give his team a chance to win. He never, and never is a long time, gives up on a battle. He's fully engaged and he may not punish you but an opponent will not shake him because he is that bulldog on the bone. He reads the play so well and he is able to get into the space of an opponent and close him off. His skating is not pretty but it's effective and he plays versus the fast players and in a quick pace with not a hint of vulnerability. His positioning is excellent and he leaves himself in position to make plays. Offense is not his game but moving the puck so the team can get on offense is a strength. He kills penalties, blocks shots, gets in the way and makes it very hard for opponents to get quality scoring chances. If you judge him outwardly, you are making a big mistake because the heart, passion and guts he plays with, is what winners are made of.

50. Tim Bozon

Tim Bozon
Profile
2011-12 Team: Kamloops League: WHL
Position: Left Wing Height: 6'1
2011-12 Stats: 71 GP, 36 G, 71 PTS Weight: 183 lbs.
Scouting Rankings
NHL Central Scouting: 42 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 40, The Hockey News: No. 43, Button's Ranking: N/A
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Tim is a highly skilled player. He has an ease to his skill and it is parlayed in his skating, puck handling and thought process. He has speed and quickness and he has no problems moving into the areas where he can use his skills and contribute offensively. He has very good poise with the puck and his awareness is good and he makes good plays that lead to scoring chances. He has a good shot and he's able to get to the dangerous spots and take advantage. He's learning how his skill can be of the initiating type in terms of imposing it on opponents and gaining increased chances. He plays a very controlled game in terms of not running around without purpose. He will benefit from maturity and that will help his confidence which can lead to being a very good NHL player. He has the potential to be that player because his skill is evident but he will need some time to pull everything together.

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