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41. ETHAN WEREK

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Kingston (OHL)
POS: C SH: L
DOB: 6/7/91 HT/WT: 6-1/190
Style: Alexei Ponikarovsky
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Stouffville 37 29 41 70 76
2008-09 Kingston 66 32 32 64 83
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: 41 34 26 46 38 32 NAS
Scouting Report
NHL Central Scouting's Chris Edwards: "Ethan battled hard and he's not afraid to pay a price to make a play. That's the kind of player he is. I don't think he's a guy that would make the opposition mad, but he's still a tough guy to play against and still has a physical element to his game. He's involved and aggressive on the forecheck, he'll finish his checks and knock guys off the puck."

42. ZACH BUDISH

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Team South West (MHSEL)
POS: RW SH: R
DOB: 5/9/91 HT/WT: 6-3/229
Style: David Backes
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 Team South West 15 14 13 27 12
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: 42 44 51 29 50 22 NAS
Scouting Report
NHL Central Scouting's NHL Central Scouting's Jack Barzee: "Zach is physically mature in stature, has a good shot in traffic and has a strong ability to dissect the game around him. He's a force, he’s hard to move off the puck and he can snap a wrist shot from the blue line. With Zach playing football and the two seasons overlapping, his criticism has been that he hasn’t had his skating legs under him, but I’ve seen Zach since he was 15 years old. I’ve seen how he has carried the team and made people around him better. He reminds me of Keith Tkachuk or David Backes at the same age."

43. MATTHEW HACKETT

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Plymouth (OHL)
POS: G C: L
DOB: 3/7/90 HT/WT: 6-2/170
Style: Mike Smith
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP GAA MIN SO SV%
2006-07 Windsor 7 4.38 429 0 .859
2007-08 Plymouth 22 3.57 1,108 0 .895
2008-09 Plymouth 55 3.04 3,036 2 .913
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: 43 - 3 G 174 55 1 NAG
Scouting Report
NHL Central Scouting's Al Jensen: "He has great potential, very good size, very poised. His angles, his net positioning are very good. He's a very smart goaltender with excellent net coverage."
Plymouth Whalers' goaltending coach Stan Matwijiw: "You look at Matt, and he’s a pure goaltender. He’s the type of goaltender that NHL teams are looking for. He’s big in stature and takes up a lot of net. He’s very fundamentally sound. The work that I’ve done with him is tweaking a thing here and there. He’s already had good instruction, with his uncle (former NHL goaltender Jeff Hackett) already a goaltending coach in the NHL (for Colorado)."

44. DMITRI ORLOV

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Novokuznetsk (Russia)
POS: D SH: L
DOB: 7/23/91 HT/WT: 6-0/197
Style: Trevor Daley
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP G A PTS PIMS
2007-08 Novokuznetsk 6 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Novokuznetsk 16 1 0 1 4
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: 44 55 29 61 33 9 ES
Scouting Report
International Scouting Services: "Orlov is a rushing defender with very good offensive skills. He loves to jump in from blue line to make plays. He has been a workhorse for the Russian national teams consistently playing every second shift for the Russian 91 group, and has been very effective. Orlov, who plays his off side has a strong shot and loves to jump into the zone from the weak side to become a potent scoring threat. He loves to rush the puck up ice and has very good inside out moves to get the puck and himself in deep into the offensive zone. Overall, a very hard-nosed player that everyone would love to have on his team."

45. IGOR BOBKOV

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Magnitogorsk (Rus)
POS: G C: L
DOB: 1/2/91 HT/WT: 6-4/192
Style: Roman Cechmanek
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP GAA MIN SO SV%
2008-09 Magnitogorsk n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: 45 - 7 G 48 - 61 EG
Scouting Report
International Scouting Services: "Named the top goaltender in the World U-18 tournament, Bobkov may be the best performing Russian goaltender in recent memory. Bobkov is tremendously and deceptively big, he moves well and plays his angles very well."

46. ALEX CHIASSON

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Des Moines (USHL)
POS: RW SH: R
DOB: 10/1/90 HT/WT: 6-4/187
Style: Colby Armstrong
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Northwood HS 45 35 46 81 0
2008-09 D. Moines 56 17 33 50 101
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: 46 76 85 67 47 34 NAS
Scouting Report
NHL Central Scouting's Jack Barzee: "Alex shows a real strong competitiveness and willingness to go to the net. He takes the hit to make the play, yet at the same time can stickhandle in a telephone booth and find the open man. Night in night out, he comes to play - the effort is always there."

47. ROBIN LEHNER

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Frolunda Jr. (Swe)
POS: G C: L
DOB: 7/24/91 HT/WT: 6-3/220
Style: Henrik Lundqvist
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP GAA MIN SO SV%
2008-09 Frolunda Jr. 22 3.05 1,318 1 .903
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: 47 52 6 G 69 57 1 EG
Scouting Report
European Scouting: "Robin looks pretty similar to Henrik Lundqvist. He makes himself look very big in the net and there is not much room to shoot at. He challenges shooters pretty well and his lower net butterfly coverage is good."

48. MIKKO KOSKINEN

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Espoo (Fin)
POS: G C: L
DOB: 7/18/88 HT/WT: 6-5/187
Style: Ilya Bryzgalov
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP GAA MIN SO SV%
2007-08 Espoo Jr. 20 2.30 1,175 2 .907
2008-09 Espoo 33 1.91 1,920 1 .931
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: 48 45 - 127 62 2 EG
Scouting Report
TSN: "At 6-7, Koskinen is one of the tallest prospects available in the entry draft. He had a 1.91 GAA and 17-7-9 record for Espoo this past season."

49. TOMAS TATAR

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Zvolen (Svk)
POS: C SH: L
DOB: 12/1/90 HT/WT: 5-11/176
Style: Sergei Samsonov
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP G A P PIM
2007-08 Trencin Jr. 42 41 35 76 32
2008-09 Zvolen 41 4 7 11 12
2008-09 Hc Detva 1 1 1 2 2
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: 49 51 41 35 35 14 ES
Scouting Notes
TSN: Tatar was Slovakia's top forward at the 2009 world junior hockey championship in Ottawa. He led the team with 11 points (7-4-11), which was tied for the fourth best total in the tournament overall.

50. TONI RAJALA

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Ilves (Fin)
POS: RW CA: L
DOB: 3/29/91 HT/WT: 5-10/163
Style: Sami Kapanen
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 Ilves Jr. 31 14 17 31 10
2008-09 Ilves 21 2 3 5 6
2008-09 WJC 6 2 1 3 4
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: 50 49 31 34 45 11 ES
Scouting Report
International Scouting Services: "Rajala has been the focus of a lot of hype from a very young age. He has dominated every level he has played at in Finland and shown very well during international competitions. He had the most eyes looking his way at World U18 Championship he didn’t shy away but rather further pushed the spot light his way. Rajala needed to have a big tournament and do that he did, finishing with 19 pts in 6 games, eclipsing the previous U18 scoring record set by some kid named Ovechkin. He is said to be too small, but he is feisty and didn’t back down when challenged. He had a tremendous second half of the bronze game against Canada and was easily the best player on the ice for either team."

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