|70||Jamie Benn||LW||6.02||185||DAL-07 (5-129)||Kelowna (WHL)|
|96||Fabian Brunnstrom||F||6.01||203||—||Farjestad (SEL)|
|11||Aaron Gagnon||C||5.11||189||PHX-04 (8-240)||Iowa (AHL)|
|52||Luke Gazdic||LW||6.03||210||DAL-07 (6-172)||Erie (OHL)|
|32||Sergei Korostin||RW||5.11||180||DAL-07 (3-64)||Moscow Dynamo (RSL)|
|15||Perttu Lindgren||C||6.00||185||DAL-05 (3-75)||Iowa (AHL)|
|18||James Neal||LW||6.02||185||DAL-05 (2-33)||Iowa (AHL)|
|51||Michael Neal||LW||6.02||188||DAL-07 (5-149)||Belleville (OHL)|
|53||Ondrej Roman||LW||6.00||173||DAL-07 (5-136)||Spokane (WHL)|
|12||Raymond Sawada||RW||6.02||205||DAL-04 (2-52)||Cornell (NCAA)|
|57||Colton Sceviour||RW||5.11||201||DAL-07 (4-112)||Lethbridge (WHL)|
|23||Tyler Shelast||F||6.01||202||—||Michigan Tech (NCAA)|
|42||Matt Tassone||C||6.00||200||DAL-08 (6-176)||Swift Current (WHL)|
|46||* Pierre-Alexandre Vandall||LW||5.11||170||—||Shawinigan (QMJHL)|
|65||* Wes Cunningham||D||5.11||174||—||Plymouth (OHL)|
|54||* Marc-Andre Dorion||D||5.11||172||—||Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)|
|24||Trevor Ludwig||D||6.01||210||DAL-04 (6-183)||Providence College (NCAA)|
|45||* Guillaume Monast||D||6.02||201||—||Halifax (QMJHL)|
|36||* Matt Stephenson||D||6.02||204||—||St. Cloud State (NCAA)|
|55||Ivan Vishnevskiy||D||6.00||180||DAL-06 (1-27)||Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)|
|01||Tyler Beskorowany||G||6.04||203||DAL-08 (2-59)||Owen Sound (OHL)|
|33||Matt Climie||G||6.03||185||—||Bemidji State (NCAA)|
Three players to watch out for are Sergei Korostin, Jamie Benn, and Fabian Brunnstrom. This will be Korostin's first real competition in North America. He might play in a London Knight's exhibition game before hand but I don't know their schedule. I am sure someone from London will fill me in. Korostin did play in the North American Hockey League last year after begining the year in Russia. With London this year, he should have the advantage over other Europeans because spent half a year in North America last year.
Benn has already had a great summer this his play at Canada's World Junior squad. He should have a big year in Kelowna this year.
Brunnstrom in the most intriguing player as he was the hottest undrafted player to come around in a while. He played in the Swedish Elite League last season. He should be in Dallas this season.
I heard a lot of good things about goaltender Tyler Beskorowany. Defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy is also a good player.
Sarnia Sting forward Jamie Arniel has pleaded guilty. He was caught drinking and driving in June. He was a fourth round selection of the Boston Bruins this year.
Could the WHL follow the other two CHL leagues and considering dropping the Import Draft? The Everett Silvertips have learned that both Vitaly Karamnov and Lukas Vartovnik will not return to Everett this season.
That's My Take
(Nathan also is a writer for MVN.com. He's the writer for the Asylum which covers the Lewiston Maineiacs of the QMJHL. He's also a regular contributor to the NHL Source also at MVN.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)