Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Draft eligible players of the week

Each week, International Scouting Services (ISS), Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW), Hockey Now, and The Pipeline Show recognize the Top Draft Eligible player from each of the WHL, OHL, QMJHL, & USHL leagues for the upcoming 2009 NHL Entry Draft based on their play over the course of the week. Players are nominated and the selected by graduates of the SMWW Hockey GM & Scouting with each of the winners receiving a gift acknowledging their selection.


Ontario Hockey League – Matt Duchene, Brampton Battalion

Matt Duchene is this week’s OHL recipient after scoring twice and adding 3 assists in 3 games this week for Brampton who won their second round series vs. Mississauga in six games and will face Belleville in the OHL Eastern Conference final. Duchene is a gifted offensive player and sure fire first round pick in the June draft.

Matt Duchene


Born Jan 16 1991 -- Haliburton, ONT

Height 5.11 -- Weight 190 -- Shoots L

--- Regular Season --- ---- Playoffs ----

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM

2007-08 Brampton Battalion OHL 64 30 20 50 22 5 1 1 2 10

2008-09 Brampton Battalion OHL 57 31 48 79 42

2008-09p Brampton Battalion OHL 10 7 7 14 10


Western Hockey League – Brayden Schenn, Brandon Wheat Kings

Brayden Schenn takes the WHL award after scoring 2 goals and adding 4 assists in 3 games for the Wheat Kings. Schenn is amongst the top WHL playoff scorers with 6 goals and 9 assists despite playing only the minimum 8 games thus far in Brandon’s two series wins over Kootenay and Medicine Hat. Schenn is a game breaking player with offensive talent and a physical edge.

Brayden Schenn


Born Aug 22 1991 -- Saskatoon, SASK

Height 6.00 -- Weight 196 -- Shoots L

--- Regular Season --- ---- Playoffs ----

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM

2007-08 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 66 28 43 71 48 6 2 1 3 14

2008-09 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 70 32 56 88 82

2008-09p Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 8 6 9 15 10


Quebec Major Junior Hockey League – Jordan Caron, Rimouski Oceanic

Jordan Caron gets the QMJHL nomination after scoring 2 goals and adding 2 assists in 3 games this week versus Moncton. Caron has 3 goals and 4 assists in 9 games in this year’s postseason. The Sayabec, PQ native is a reliable player who is effective at both ends of the ice.

Jordan Caron


Born Nov 2 1990 -- Sayabec, PQ

Height 6.02 -- Weight 196 -- Shoots L

--- Regular Season --- ---- Playoffs ----

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM

2006-07 Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 59 18 22 40 41 -- -- -- -- --

2007-08 Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 46 20 23 43 42 9 3 1 4 18

2008-09 Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 56 36 31 67 66

2008-09p Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 9 3 4 7 8


United States Hockey League – Mike Lee, Fargo Force

Mike Lee is the USHL’s award winner after defeating Omaha in 3 straight games this past week and helping the Force move on to the second round of the playoffs. Lee is a multiple nominee as draft performer of the week this season and it is his athleticism and ability to make big saves that gives him the edge over his opposition.

Mike Lee


Born Oct 5 1990 -- Roseau, MN

Height 6.00 -- Weight 190

Season Team Lge GP Min GA EN SO GAA W L T Svs Pct

2008-09 Fargo Force USHL 48 2745 110 0 3 2.40 26 15 4 1235 0.918

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About International Scouting Services (ISS)

International Scouting Service’s (ISS) goal is to offer the highest quality scouting information to hockey clubs through the dynamic integration of hockey experts, scouting procedures and state-of-the-art technology. We know that this mission is not only achievable - it is well within our grasp.

ISS is an international enterprise, in the business of scouting, evaluating, analyzing and ranking young bantam, midget and junior aged hockey players wherever hockey is played. ISS uses an exciting combination of traditional scouting methods along with the most advanced technology to arrive at quality and efficient results on these players.
(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at fourniern@students.nescom.edu)

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