2010 NHL Draft: First Picks in Entry Draft Won’t Be a Surprise

June 17th, 2010 by Gann Matsuda Leave a reply »
LOS ANGELES — With the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft in Los Angeles about eight days away, either Taylor Hall of the Memorial Cup Champion Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) or Tyler Seguin of the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL are certain to be the first two overall selections in this year’s draft.

Seguin, the 6-1, 186-pound center from Brampton, Ontario, scored 48 goals and tallied 58 assists for 106 points with 54 penalty minutes in 63 regular season games this past season, ranking first among North American skaters in the NHL Central Scouting Bureau’s (CSB) final rankings.

Named as the recipient of the Red Tilson Award as the OHL’s Most Valuable Player, Seguin is not known just for his scoring ability. Indeed, he is also considered to be the best playmaker in the 2010 draft class.

Sound positionally with great ice vision, Seguin does not shy away from physical play and is a solid all-around player.

“Tyler Seguin makes things happen every time he is on the ice and he makes his teammates better,” said Chris Edwards of the NHL’s Central Scouting Bureau. “He&rsqu ...

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