Thursday, June 19, 2008

NHL Draft: The QMJHL Skaters

Central Scouting has ranked 35 skaters from the QMJHL as projected picks in this years NHL draft. I have listed them here by round and ranking amoung North American Skaters. If I have found local news articles or other interesting items, these are included in links besides the players name.

Draft Picks by Name, Team and Position

Round one:

21 Nicolas Deschamps, CHICOUTIMI C
26 Maxime Sauve, VAL D'OR C
29 Yann Sauve, SAINT JOHN D - NHL, Telegraph Journal

Yann Sauve

Round two:

42 Luke Adam, ST. JOHN'S C - The Telegram
45 Danick Paquette, LEWISTON RW - NHL
46 Kelsey Tessier, QUEBEC C - Times and Transcript
55 Jacob Lagace, CHICOUTIMI LW
57 Mikhail Stefanovich, QUEBEC C
61 Patrice Cormier, RIMOUSKI C

Adam and Paquette

Round three:

69 Mathieu Brodeur, CAPE BRETON D - Cape Breton Post, Chronicle Herald
73 Joel Champagne, CHICOUTIMI C
76 Samuel Groulx, QUEBEC D
80 Philippe Cornet, RIMOUSKI LW
82 Marco Scandella, VAL D'OR D

Brodeur and Cornet

Round four:

107 Alexandre Neron, RIMOUSKI D
111 Mathieu Tousignant, PEI C
118 Antoine Roussel , CHICOUTIMI LW
120 Samuel Morneau, BAIE-COMEAU LW

Tousignant, a beer I drank, Morneau, and Neron

Round five:

122 Jordon Southorn, PEI D
125 Marc-Andre Bourdon, ROUYN-NORANDA D
130 Chris Doyle, PEI C - The Guardian
134 Mark Barberio, MONCTON D - Times and Transcript
137 Luc-Olivier Blain, CHICOUTIMI C

Southorn, Doyle and Barberio

Round six:

164 Pierre-A Vandall, SHAWINIGAN LW
N166 Jean-Sebastien Berube, ROUYN-NORANDA LW
169 Pascal Amyot, SAINT JOHN D
171 Steven Delisle, GATINEAU D
177 Mike Hoffman, DRUMMONDVILLE C/LW
179 Mike Thomas, SAINT JOHN W
180 Thomas Knotek, HALIFAX C - Chronicle Herald

Amyot, Delisle, Thomas and Knotek

Round seven:

182 Eric Louis-Seize (aka BigHits E.L.XVI), HALIFAX LW
197 Travis Stacey, GATINEAU LW
200 Jonathan Bonneau, VICTORIAVILLE LW
206 Ashton Bernard, SHAWINIGAN LW - Cape Breton Post

Louis-Seize and Bonneau

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