Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Top Draft Eligible Players of the Week

From Coming Down the Pipe

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.


Zack Kassian, Peterborough Petes

Zack Kassian (pictured playing for Team Canada at the U-17 tournament, courtesy Getty Images) of the Peterborough Petes had an excellent pair of games this week recording a 2 goals and 3 assists in wins over Sarnia and Kitchener. Kassian, a native of LaSalle, ON has 9 points in 10 games this season and is a key part of the Petes offensive attack. After Friday evening’s game Kitchener GM/Coach Steve Spott commented to the Peterborough Examiner that Kassian was “...a big strong man and he’s going to be a great pro...” The 6’ 3” Right Wing plays well at both ends of ice and is utilized in all situations while not being afraid to mix things up physically. Kassian is currently ranked 17th overall by ISS for the upcoming draft.

Zack Kassian
Right Wing
Born Jan 24 1991 -- LaSalle, ONT
Height 6.03 -- Weight 205 -- Shoots R

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

2007-08 Peterborough Petes OHL 58 9 12 21 74 5 1 0 1 2
2008-09 Peterborough Petes OHL 10 3 6 9 18


Tyson Barrie, Kelowna Rockets

Tyson Barrie made a solid impression on the scouts this week, registering a goal and 5 assists while being plus-2, during 2 wins against Chilliwack and a loss to Brandon. On the season, Barrie leads all WHL defensemen with 5 goals and 15 assists in 16 games. The Victoria B.C. native is known for his offensive ability and gets the most out of his 5’ 9” 165lb frame. Barrie is currently ranked 13th among WHL draft eligible players by ISS for this June.

Tyson Barrie
Born Jul 26 1991 -- Victoria, BC
Height 5.09 -- Weight 165 -- Shoots R

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

2006-07 Kelowna Rockets WHL 7 0 3 3 2 -- -- -- -- --
2007-08 Kelowna Rockets WHL 64 9 34 43 32 7 1 3 4 0
2008-09 Kelowna Rockets WHL 16 5 15 20 13


Charles Olivier-Roussel, Shawinigan Cataractes

Charles Olivier-Roussel had an outstanding week for Shawinigan recording 4 assists in 3 games while also posting a plus- 6 rating. The 6’ 0”, 200lb native of St- Eustache, QC is amongst the league leaders in defenseman scoring with 2 goals and 14 assists in 17 games this season. Roussel is known as a reliable defender who is rarely caught out of position. Right now Roussell is the 3rd ranked defenceman in the QMJHL for the upcoming draft.

Charles-Olivier Roussel
Born Sep 13 1991 -- St-Eustache, PQ
Height 6.01 -- Weight 200 -- Shoots R

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

2007-08 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 50 3 13 16 28 5 1 2 3 2
2008-09 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 17 2 14 16 18


Paul Phillips, Cedar Rapids Roughriders

Paul Phillips had a strong showing this week in the USHL, recording a goal and an assist in 3 games while also posting a plus- 3 rating and 19 PIM. On the season, the 5'11" defenseman has 1 goal and 4 assists for 5 points and is a plus-8. The Darien, IL native is known as a smooth skater and puck handler.

Paul Phillips
Born Jul 16 1991 -- Darien, IL
Height 5.11 -- Weight 190
Regular Season Playoffs

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

2007-08 Cedar Rapids USHL 43 1 2 3 25 3 0 0 0 4
2008-09 Cedar Rapids USHL 8 1 4 5 25

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.

Among the number of ISS products are: Annual NHL Draft Guide, Annual OHL, WHL and QJMHL Draft Previews, Annual CHL Import Draft Preview, Monthly NHL Draft Report, Monthly Future Stars Report

For more information on International Scouting Services and other products and services that it provides please visit their website at www.isshockey.com.

About Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW)

Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW) offers numerous sports job training programs, specially designed to get you started in a sports job or advance your sports career. In the highly competitive sports industry, sports business skills, sports team experience, and networking are all critical components. SMWW is here to provide quality sports career education, along with the skills that professional sports specifically crave.
Our eight-week sports-business training programs can be taken via the Web from anywhere in the world, at your convenience, and include live audio chats with prestigious, enthusiastic instructors in your chosen field of study.

Sports Management Worldwide’s intensive training is strictly for those individuals wanting to enhance their chances of gaining job placement in professional sports management. SMWW can assist you with sports jobs & sports careers in a variety of sports including hockey, soccer, football, basketball, baseball, motorsports, soccer, cricket, rugby, lacrosse and more.

The Hockey GM & Scouting course is an 8-week online course that offers cutting-edge theories on how to develop a career in professional or collegiate hockey. The Hockey General Manager and Scouting course will cover issues including hockey operations, team management, scouting talent, player personnel, cutting-edge methods of scouting, NHL traditional scouting techniques, statistical analysis and other essential tools of modern general managers of professional, major junior, and collegiate hockey organizations.

A unique aspect of each 8-week course is the opportunity for students to participate weekly in interactive audio chats with fellow students, SMWW instructors and other special guests from within the hockey industry. This allows students the tremendous opportunity to network within the professional, junior and collegiate hockey ranks and get to know your instructors and fellow students personally.

For more information on Sports Management Worldwide check out their website at www.sportsmanagementworldwide.com.

About The Pipeline Show – Live on the TEAM 1260 Tuesdays 7 pm – 9 pm, and online at www.thepipelineshow.com

Ever wonder about the next wave of budding superstars ready to burst onto the NHL scene? You might know their names but nothing about who they are, where they come from and where their careers are going.

The Pipeline Show debuted in 2005-2006 on Edmonton’s dedicated sports radio station the TEAM 1260, and weekly radio show with a unique focus quickly found its niche in the North American sports market.

Each week Dean Millard and Guy Flaming speak with world class hockey prospects, renowned coaches and scouts as well as various respected members of the media throughout the continent, taking an in-depth look at the top hockey prospects coming down the pipe on... The Pipeline Show!

For more information on The Pipeline Show check out their website at www.thepipelineshow.com.

About Hockey Now

The goal of Hockey Now is to recognize exceptional contributions to the game by all those involved. The ultimate objective is to provide ever-widening coverage of the game, from minor hockey levels through to Major Junior and the NHL, and to capture the spirit of the game and reflect its central position in Canadian life.

Since launching in 1999, Hockey Now has continually expanded their coverage, issues, circulation and readership. With official ties to many of the largest and most influential hockey organizations in Canada, including B.C. Hockey, Hockey Alberta, Hockey Canada, the NHL, and the NHLPA, the publications are now well established in hundreds of communities across the country.
With four regional editions plus special supplements serving B.C., Alberta, The Prairies and Ontario, Hockey Now covers about 80% of the vast hockey community in English-speaking Canada, with a total of 63 issues per year.

For more information on Hockey Now check out their website at www.hockeynow.ca
(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He cane reached at fourniern@students.nescom.edu)

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