NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospects: Erik Gudbranson

May 5th, 2010 by Alan Bass Leave a reply »
Originally posted at Resurfacing the Ice

Erik Gudbranson, a 16-year-old defenseman last season, began his rookie season as the captain of his Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario League.

Whoa, whoa, wait a minute. Let’s read that again.

He was the captain of his Canadian Major Junior team as a 16-year-old rookie!

"Coming in as a rookie you don't ever expect that, it's never in the book that a rookie gets a 'C,'" Gudbranson said early last season. "It's a true honor and I'll wear it with pride."

He started that season winning gold with Team Canada at the Ivan Hlinka Tournament, then put up 22 points in his first 63 games. The 6-foot-4, 195-pound defenseman is a powerful prospect that has many NHL scouts buzzing.

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