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Day two @ the Draft.

June 21, 2008

Kings appear to be addressing the D-Corp very aggressively. Speaking of aggressive…

Kings #32 overall pick…

Vjateslav Voinov Chelyabinsk (Russia) 6′-0″ 190 lbs. Jan./15/1990 = 36 GP 1 G 3 A 4 Pts 20 PIM
Analysis: A member of Team Russia for the 2007 and 2008 World Junior Championship, Voinov is solid in his own end and makes good decisions with the puck. He still needs time to develop his quickness and physical game.

Report from Darkside Cowboys Draft guide – Not a lot of 17 year old players play a full season in the RSL. One of the top Russian players available in this draft was able to crack Chelyabinsk’s lineup, a bottom team in that league. Voinov is a VERY competative player that plays a gritty physical {and at times dirty} game despite not being the biggest player on the ice. With his good on ice vision, he displayed superior puck moving skills. When he has a chance, he can put a hard shot to the net. Voinov still needs to work on his positioning, as he sometimes gets caught out of position.

63rd Overall – Robert Czarnick

Czarnik is a talented offensive player who still has a lot of room to develop as a hockey player.  He has good vision on the ice and a solid shot. Committed to play for U of Michigan.

74th Overall – Andrew Campbell

Andrew Campbell proved to be a highly touted prospect at the National Hockey League Entry Draft despite his unranked status. Campbell, a year older than most selections, was not ranked on the Central Scouting list heading into the draft in Ottawa on Saturday.

But that didn’t stop the Los Angeles Kings from selecting the Soo Greyhounds defenseman with the 13th pick of the third round, 74th overall.

-Soo Today

88th Overall – Geordie Wudrick

123rd Overall – Andrei Loktionov

Commentary by McKeen’s Hockey Prospects
09/10/2007 – Second-line center benefited greatly from the heightened attention other teams paid to Russia’s top line .. a highly skilled and incredibly smart player .. blessed with extraordinary hockey sense – arguably displayed the best vision among all the tournament’s forwards .. attacks the net and shows no hesitation sacrificing himself to get into scoring areas .. blessed with only average speed, however his puckhandling skills often draws opponents out of position which allows him to make an incisive pass to an open teammate .. always finds an option even when double-teamed which infuriates the opposition as he makes it look so easy .. the assistant captain, he oozes potential and shows all the makings of being this year’s Sam Gagner. Tournament Stats: 4-2-3-5, 6PIM, PLUS-2

153rd Overall – Justin Azevedo

Scouting Report: A four-year veteran with the Rangers, he has been passed over twice (2006, 2007) on draft day and is eligible for the last time in 2008… earned CHL Player of the Year honors after leading all three leagues (WHL, OHL, QMJHL) in scoring with 124 points in 67 games with Kitchener… also led all tournament players in scoring at the 2008 Memorial Cup… a brilliant offensive player, he’s also feisty for his 5-7, 183-pound frame… may not have the extra gear required to play a top-six role at the highest level.

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