S9 TJHL Mock Draft

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S9 TJHL Mock Draft

Post by CentralScouting » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:57 am

1. Saskatoon Specters (from WIN): D Clark Lachance Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Lachance is best defenseman prospect to come into the TJHL in a long while, and in leading his Greyhounds to the Memorial Cup in this year's junior playoffs, Lachance averaged over 28 minutes a game! In the regular season, Lachance led all 18-year-olds and all junior league defensemen with 18 goals, 25 assists and 43 points while playing almost 27 minutes per game and dishing out 212 checks. There's nothing Lachance can't do, and Lachance could easily be a top-3 defenseman in the league in as little as two or three seasons from now.

2. Halifax Hooligans: LW Brenton Thompson Owen Sound Attack
At 19, Thompson is very capable of stepping in right away. He's probably the most pro-ready prospect in the draft, perhaps second to Lachance, and the Hooligans need all the help they can get. Interestingly enough, Thompson only scored 9 goals and 13 points in Owen Sound this year, but Thompson is a true power forward and plays the type of game that should be successful in the TJHL.

3. Saskatoon Specters (from ETO): LW Frank Evseev Owen Sound Attack
Evseev clearly has some of the biggest upside in the draft, although 18 points in 35 games this year leads many to believe he is fairly raw. That said, Evseev garnered top-line minutes on a team also featuring top prospect Brenton Thompson. Evseev is a very talented offensive player but he also plays a sound defensive game. He has all the tools, but he's just 16, so he's also a risky pick.

4. Parry Sound Pepper Shakers (from LON): D Jovanni Tabaracci Oshawa Generals
This 6'9, 214 pound behemoth has a serious mean streak to his game as he racked up 184 PIM and 11 major penalties in the junior league with Oshawa this year. He also put up 11 points on 4 goals and 7 assists, and is capable of making some beautiful outlet passes when he wants to. Interestingly, Tabaracci can also skate - he's actually fast, and not just fast for someone his size. He may have the highest upside of anyone in the draft, but he's also probably got the furthest to go to reach it.

5. Weston Wild: LW Corbin Gladney Windsor Spitfires
Gladney's an offensive talent who didn't get as much ice time as he could've in Windsor, but the Wild need some offense to play with star centre Bo McGann. Gladney could make the transition to the farm this year and a year or two later could be the talented offensive winger the Wild need.

6. Moose Jaw Buccaneers (from MPR): C Braxton Ribeiro Saginaw Spirit
One of the higher scorers in junior this year, Ribeiro notched 39 points in 36 games and showed a marked improvement over his S7 output. Scouts like what he brings to the table as a playmaker and two-way forward, and he generally keeps his cool on the ice. Ribeiro may have a move to the wing in his future as he struggles on face-offs, but he should be able to be a success in the TJHL at either position in the future.

7. Saskatoon Specters (from TOR): D Leroy Siltanen Ottawa 67s
Siltanen began his junior career in S5 as merely an afterthought. He played less than 5 minutes per game on average for his first two years in juniors. Then suddenly his game began to develop as nobody had expected and Siltanen has made incredible strides since then. If he continues at that rate, which is certainly possible, he'll be a star in this league. The Specters don't really want to draft a 19-year-old here, especially not a blueliner, so expect the pick to be traded if the right offer comes around, as there are a few teams that could use a blue-chip blueliner prospect.

8. Saskatoon Specters (from MJB): C Cristian DAmour Brampton Battalion
DAmour isn't necessarily a huge offensive threat, but he's a fantastic defensive centre that can be relied upon in key situations. Plus, he's awesome on the penalty kill, and doesn't spend much time in the box allowing his team to use that to their advantage. He'll need to improve his offensive game to be a true star in this league, but even if he doesn't find that he should find a home in the TJHL as one of the league's top two-way forwards.

9. Moose Jaw Buccaneers (from SAS): D Alijah Laine Guelph Storm
A talented Finnish blueliner with a hot temper, Laine had 124 PIM with Guelph this year, but also put up 21 points. He logged less than 21 minutes of ice time, but dished out 154 checks. Laine also had a shooting percentage of 24.4%. Rumour has it that Laine didn't get much playing time last year because the coach of the Storm was trying to get him to calm down, and his major penalty totals did drop from 10 the previous year to 5. Interestingly, Laine's minutes rose up to 23 for the playoffs. If he can maintain his composure, Laine should be a solid top-4 defenseman at the next level. The Bucs like him to maybe eventually replace Kyree Corbin after he was dealt last season.

10. Moose Jaw Buccaneers (from NBD): LW Efran Pavelich Saginaw Spirit
Some scouts like to say that Pavelich was feeding off of Braxton Ribeiro when he put up his 26 goal, 40 point season this year. Well, if that's the case, why not capitalize on that and take both of them? The Bucs are going best player available here as they don't have any huge needs, and the option of keeping the highly successful connection of Ribeiro and Pavelich together makes this a fairly easy pick.

11. Parry Sound Pepper Shakers: D Rowan Ylonen London Knights
The Pepper Shakers like big defenseman that can hit, and Rowan Ylonen is just that. The 6-3, 200 pound 16-year old from Finland could stand to add a few pounds to his frame, but he put up 21 points and dished out 180 checks on the season playing in 38 games with London. Ylonen is another fairly risky pick because he has another two years at least in juniors, but he seems like a Parry Sound type of player and he has plenty of upside.

12. Pembroke Chargers: LW Jahir Marcinyshyn Erie Otters
Marcinyshyn is the type of player the Chargers would love to go after, a gifted playmaker who generally avoids taking a lot of penalties. His numbers increase this year and he has plenty of talent, although the fact that he wasn't a top liner with the Otters does cause some minor concern for some teams. The Chargers have depth at forward and can afford to take a player who may not turn out as good as expected, and Marcinyshyn does have talent, so he makes sense as a pick here.
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Post by JonL » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:11 am

:? :? :? Who is writing these!?!?! :? :? :?

Well done...

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Post by Chris-GMPS » Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:04 am

They're suggesting I'm going to draft two defensemen after I trade for Favron? Craziness..although a Chara clone is tempting..

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Post by ChargersGM » Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:44 am

Good job...

And Chris, it's probably because you don't really need to draft for needs with the team you have...

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Re: S9 TJHL Mock Draft

Post by JonL » Mon May 12, 2008 6:59 am

CentralScouting wrote: 8. Saskatoon Specters (from MJB): C Cristian DAmour Brampton Battalion
DAmour isn't necessarily a huge offensive threat, but he's a fantastic defensive centre that can be relied upon in key situations. Plus, he's awesome on the penalty kill, and doesn't spend much time in the box allowing his team to use that to their advantage. He'll need to improve his offensive game to be a true star in this league, but even if he doesn't find that he should find a home in the TJHL as one of the league's top two-way forwards.
I find it scary that this prediction was right on the money...

I find it more scary that he was still available at number 41...

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Post by results » Mon May 12, 2008 12:39 pm

well the prediction for Weston was for Corbin Gladney but I choose Pavelich instead so MJB took Gladney and he is having a terrible year...phew

But would love to see some predictions for S10!!
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Re: S9 TJHL Mock Draft

Post by ChargersGM » Tue May 13, 2008 5:10 pm

JonL wrote:
CentralScouting wrote: 8. Saskatoon Specters (from MJB): C Cristian DAmour Brampton Battalion
DAmour isn't necessarily a huge offensive threat, but he's a fantastic defensive centre that can be relied upon in key situations. Plus, he's awesome on the penalty kill, and doesn't spend much time in the box allowing his team to use that to their advantage. He'll need to improve his offensive game to be a true star in this league, but even if he doesn't find that he should find a home in the TJHL as one of the league's top two-way forwards.
I find it scary that this prediction was right on the money...

I find it more scary that he was still available at number 41...
and it looks like he definitely did "improve his offensive game" ... and yeah ... that was a steal at 41

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