Friday, September 5, 2008

Pietrangelo Singing the Blues

The St. Louis Blues have signed their 1st Round pick Alex Pietrangelo to a three year entry level deal. He should get the nine game look at the beginning of the season. One scout told me last season that Pietrangelo could be the best of the bunch. That bunch includes Drew Doughty, Zach Bogosian, and Pietrangelo.

The scout said Pietrangelo is still raw and isn't as polished as Doughty and Bogosian are right now. Taking that into account, he should spend one more year in juniors. It shouldn't hurt and he will be apart of Canada's World Junior Team this coming season.

The Zach Bogosian deal is complete. The Atlanta Thrashers have come to terms with the third overall pick in the 2008 Draft. From the Canadian Press:

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Thrashers signed first-round pick Zach Bogosian to an entry-level contract Thursday.

The 18-year-old defenseman was selected third overall after scoring 11 goals and 61 points with Peterborough of the Ontario Hockey League.

Bogosian will take part in a prospect evaluation camp in Traverse City, Mich., before reporting for Atlanta's training camp on Sept. 20.

Justin Filzen of the Green Bay Gamblers has committed to University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Here's the quick press release:

Green Bay Gamblers forward Justin Filzen has committed to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association for the upcoming 2008-09 campaign.

Filzen appeared in 56 games last season for Green Bay tallying 15 points on five goals and 10 assists.

The Duluth, Minnesota native is the first player in Gamblers team history to commit to Alaska Fairbanks.
The Plymouth Whalers have signed Myles McCauley their 14th round selection in the 2007 Draft. He played with the Flint Junior Generals of the Central States Hockey League last year. The forward had seven goals in 21 contests.

In the NAHL, the Marquette Rangers and the Kenai River Brown Bears have made a deal. The Rangers acquire Scott Deur services. He had six goals and ten assists in 48 games with the Kenai River Brown Bears. Click the link I provided in the McCauley story to read the story.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

McCauley was a good sign by Plymouth, he will do well. He has great hands,and the mental thinking and toughness Plymouth needs for the future.