NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospects: Tyler Pitlick

June 4th, 2010 by Alan Bass Leave a reply »

Tyler Pitlick is one of the youngest players in college hockey. Having committed to Minnesota State and having a fairly successful freshman year, Pitlick has been ranked eighteenth in Central Scouting’s final rankings for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Many felt that if Pitlick had been eligible for last year's draft, an NHL team would have drafted him in the first two or three rounds. Many also believed he would have been a more serious contender for the Mr. Hockey award. Nonetheless, he'll be watched very closely this year and could be Minnesota State’s highest draft pick since David Backes (62nd overall in 2003).

Pitlick can do a little bit of everything. At 6'1" and 190 pounds, he has good size, but also skates well. He can score goals, make nice passes, can win faceoffs and has shown the drive and work ethic to improve his game.

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