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Pos: Defence
Shoots: R
Height: 6'7''
Weight: 204 lbs.
Born: 02/01/1990
From: DeWinton, AB
Team: Kelowna (WHL)
TSN: 11
ISS: 15
RLR: 10
McK: 19
THN: 11
Comparable: Zdeno Chara

From TSN: The 6-foot-7 defenceman's performance has yet to come close to his potential, but he skates so well and shows flashes of being something special both offensively and defensively that teams are wondering if he might not be a late bloomer who is going to be every bit as good as Doughty, Bogosian, Pietranagelo and Schenn. But his play is erratic enough to likely ensure he won't be taken as highly as those blue chippers. And while, at No. 11, he's a candidate who could easily jump up into the top 10, there's as much reason to believe he could go for a bit of a skid beyond 11, too.

From NHL Central Scouting: His height differentiates him from the rest of the draft-eligible defencemen - he towers above all the other players. He is not often burned by the small, quick players and because of the emphasis in today's NHL on a lack of restraining type of play, Tyler has adjusted well to that and is more ready to play in the new NHL than a lot of the other smaller players. He's got a rocket shot from the point on the power-play .

Year Team GP G A Pts Pim
2007-2008 Kelowna (WHL) 65 6 13 19 97
2007-2008 Playoffs Kelowna 7 1 2 3 12


Pos: Centre
Shoots: L
Height: 6'
Weight: 188 lbs.
Born: 10/02/1989
From: Bowmanville, ON
Team: Windsor (OHL)
TSN: 12
ISS: 10
RLR: 15
McK: 11
THN: 14
Comparable: Cory Stillman

From TSN: Regarded as a skilled playmaker, the Windsor Spitfire centre is a good, solid two-way player who is conscientious in his effort at all times although scouts would like to see a little more grit to his game.

From NHL Central Scouting: Josh is the quarterback on the power-play, from down low, for the Windsor Spitfires. He is a good play-making centerman with the ability to feed his linemates when he needs to and shoot the puck when the play requires that.

Year Team GP G A Pts Pim
2007-2008 Windsor (OHL) 67 29 67 96 32
2008 Playoffs Windsor 5 1 5 6 2


Pos: Defence
Shoots: R
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Born: 03/08/1990
From: White Rock, BC
Team: Regina (WHL)
TSN: 13
ISS: 18
RLR: 16
McK: 14
THN: 13
Comparable: Shea Weber

From TSN: The hard-rock defenceman, who draws comparisons to Shea Weber and Adam Foote, is as competitive and feisty a player as there is in this draft. What he lacks in offensive upside, he makes up for with his ferocity and defensive prowess. He relishes the opportunity to go head-to-head with the other teams' top players. By all accounts, there is no love lost between him and Kyle Beach.

From NHL Central Scouting: Colten is a smooth skating defenseman, who can skate the puck out of trouble and can jump up the ice with the puck. Has the ability to take charge of the game.

Year Team GP G A Pts Pim
2007-2008 Regina (WHL) 66 7 16 23 135
2008 Playoffs Regina 6 1 4 5 6


Pos: Centre
Shoots: L
Height: 5'9''
Weight: 175 lbs.
Born: 10/04

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