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Honourable Mention

ALEXANDER AVTSYN

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Dynamo 2 (Rus)
POS: RW SH: R
DOB: 3/19/91 HT/WT: 6-2/198
Style: Alexander Ovechkin
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP G A P PIM
2008-09 Dynamo 76 56 54 110 130
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: 61 - - 126 - 18 ES
Scouting Notes
TSN: "Avtsin is ranked 18th among European skaters by NHL Central Scouting."

TYSON BARRIE

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Kelowna (WHL)
POS: D SH: R
DOB: 7/26/91 HT/WT: 5-10/190
Style: -
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP G A P PIM
2008-09 Kelowna 68 12 40 52 31
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: - 77 77 100 44 52 ES
Scouting Notes
- After a successful regular-season in 2008-09, Barrie helped lead his team to a WHL Championship and the Memorial Cup tournament, recording 18 points (4-14-18) and a plus-18 rating in 22 playoff games.
- Is the son of Tampa Bay co-owner and President Len Barrie -- who was drafted in the sixth round (124th overall) by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft and played 184 NHL games with four teams (Philadelphia, Florida, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles).

TAYLOR BECK

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Guelph (OHL)
POS: LW SH: R
DOB: 5/13/91 HT/WT: 6-2/205
Style: -
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Guelph 56 7 14 21 43
2008-09 Guelph 67 22 36 58 36
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: 67 67 53 130 66 48 NAS
Scouting Report
International Scouting Services: "It is always good to watch Taylor; he is not the most skilled guy, but he has a great work ethic. He needs to continue to work on his first few strides. He is very aware of his defensive responsibilities and is always going to the wall to pick up pucks. He is not afraid to drive the net and looks for rebounds. Skating stride looks awkward and he lacks first step quickness, but once he gets going builds up a decent amount of speed – improved first couple of strides would help with overall speed. During neutral zone play does a good job of steering and angling puck carrier. Beck won a Gold medal as a member of Team Ontario at the 2008 World U-17 Challenge."

JEAN-FRANCOIS BERUBE

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Montreal (QMJHL)
POS: G C: L
DOB: 7/13/91 HT/WT: 6-1/166
Style: -
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP GAA MIN SO SV%
2008-09 Montreal 20 2.89 1,059 1 .900
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: 43 43 11G 45 109 10 NAG
Scouting Report
TSN: "Berube has just 20 games of junior experience as a back up for the Montreal Juniors in the QMJHL."

JESSE BLACKER

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Windsor (OHL)
POS: D SH: R
DOB: 4/19/91 HT/WT: 6-1/190
Style: -
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP G A P PIM
2007-08 Windsor 17 0 4 4 6
2008-09 Windsor 67 4 17 21 54
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: - - 62 86 69 47 NAS
Scouting Report
Windsor Spitfires head coach Bob Boughner: "Jesse’s improvement from his rookie year to this year was huge. His skating is his biggest asset; he’s able to get himself out of trouble with his feet. He is learning how to be more physical as the year goes on and his confidence is growing rapidly. He has good size right now as he stands 6'1 and still growing. He has a very good stick in his own end for a young defenseman."

RYAN BUTTON

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Prince Albert (WHL)
POS: D CA: L
DOB: 3/26/91 HT/WT: 6-0/185
Style: -
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP G A P PIM
2008-09 Prince Albert 70 5 32 37 43
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: - - - 68 58 23 NAS
Scouting Report
NHL Central Scouting: "Button skates and plays the game with so much composure for a young player. His passes and movement around the rink are excellent. He uses his defensive partner well and he’s a team player that can buy time and space with his smarts for the game."

JERRY D'AMIGO

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
USA U-18 (USDP )
POS: RW SH: L
DOB: 2/19/91 HT/WT: 5-11/196
Style: -
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 USA U-18 44 19 24 43 53
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: - - 40 36 84 67 NAS
Scouting Report
International Scouting Services: The most surprisingly effective American player at the U18s was D’Amigo. D’Amigo lead the charge most games and showed a very good skill set and level of determination that seemed to be infectious to his teammates. D’Amigo put up 13 points in seven games for the Americans and was easily one of their best forwards. D’Amigo has great speed and great offensive anticipation and wins most races for pucks. He makes good smart quick plays, takes contact well and drives the net without hesitation.

TAYLOR DOHERTY

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Kingston (OHL)
POS: D SH: R
DOB: 3/2/91 HT/WT: 6-6/220
Style: -
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Kingston 64 6 14 20 118
2008-09 Kingston 68 2 18 20 140
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: - 94 52 113 79 58 NAS
Scouting Notes
- At 6'7'', 218 pounds, Doherty has a commanding presence on the blueline. In 2008-09, he had 20 points (2-18-20) in 68 games, finishing fourth among Kingston defensemen in scoring. He was selected to participate in the 2009 CHL Top Prospects Game.
- As a member of Team Canada he won a gold medal at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament and participated in the 2009 Under-18 World Championships. Doherty was also on the Team Ontario that won a gold medal at the 2008 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge.

ALEXANDER FALLSTROM

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Shat.St.Mary's (HIGH-MN)
POS: RW CA: R
DOB: 9/15/90 HT/WT: 6-2/192
Style: -
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP G A P PIM
2007-08 Shat.St.Mary's 56 19 23 42 50
2008-09 Shat.St.Mary's 48 38 42 80 52
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: - - - 221 - 69 ES

KRISTOPHER FOUCAULT

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Calgary (WHL)
POS: LW SH: L
DOB: 12/12/90 HT/WT: 6-1/202
Style: -
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Calgary 33 0 3 3 12
2008-09 Calgary 26 9 8/td> 17 16
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: 77 - - 162 78 96 NAS
Scouting Report
International Scouting Services: "Swift Current's 5th Rnd. Pick, 85th Overall in the 2005 Bantam Draft, Foucault was dealt to Kootenay in November 2007 and then to the Hitmen at the trade deadline this past January. Really came into his own offensively after arriving in Calgary scoring 16 pts in final 22 games of regular season and then added 16 more points in 18 playoff games, including 11 goals. Displays good speed and gets open down ice well. At times can be soft on his feet when in corners with puck. A smooth puck handler, in the offensive zone he goes to the slot looking for rebounds."

ERIC GELINAS

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Lewiston (QMJHL)
POS: D SH: L
DOB: 5/8/91 HT/WT: 6-2/190
Style: Brent Burns
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 Lewiston 54 3 16 19 34
2008-09 Lewiston 67 10 29 39 80
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: 46 46 82 25 36 38 NAS
Scouting Report
International Scouting Services: A good package of size and mobility, he competes, showing a willingness to finish his checks and battle along the boards. He's an offensive defenseman who is effective on defense because of his skating and his wingspan. He's not a big hitter, but he doesn't shy from contact. In the second half of the season, he finished with 2 goals and 4 assists in his last 23 games. Gelinas should develop into a solid two-way defender who will take care of business in the defensive zone. He has average hands but does show some offensive instincts. At best when he keeps things simple.

BEN HANOWSKI

2009 NHL Draft
Player Profile
Little Falls H.S (HIGH-MN)
POS: LW/RW CA: L
DOB: 9/18/90 HT/WT: 6-2/198
Style: Andrew Brunette
Statistics
SEASON TEAM GP G A P PIM
2008-09 Little Falls H.S. 25 57 53 110 16
Scouting Ranking
Org: TSN THN ISS RLR McK CS
Rank: - 84 78 59 110 35 NAS
Scouting Report
NHL Central Scouting's Jack Barzee: "Ben needs to improve his overall skating, but his unselfishness, his hands and above all his ability to score goals sets him apart. His knack for scoring goals is similar to Thomas Vanek – his extra dimension is scoring goals."

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