Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Draft: Meet the Boys

One thing we can take away from Day 2:
The Hawks love the Swedes and the brother duos.

-#35: Ludvig Rensfeldt (heard nothing but good things):

"Rensfeldt posted 50 points (21-29--50) in 39 games in 2009-10 to rank fourth in the league and second on his team the season after he helped Brynas Junior to a SuperElit Championship (2008-09)."

"Rensfeldt patterns his game after Vincent Lecavalier because of his “size, smarts and puck handling skills” and his childhood hockey idol was Peter Forsberg because “he was the first Swedish player to be the best in the NHL”."

According to his profile, it says his favorite team is the Bruins. Well, that's already fixed.
It also says his favorite movie is Remember the Titans well then he'll just love Chicago since they play it everyday here.

Read his entire profile here

-It's all in the family on this one:
Hawks traded their 43rd pick to the Maple Leafs for Jimmy Hayes. Sound familiar?
He is the older brother of Kevin Hayes (24th).

-#54: Justin Holl:

"In his senior season at Minnetonka High School, Holl was one of four captains that helped lead the team to a Section 6AA Championship and the final game of the state tournament -- he posted 20 goals and 37 points (20-17--37) from the blueline surpassing his junior season total of 10 points (1-9--10)."

"Holl played his minor hockey for Minnetonka Youth Association alongside fellow Minnetonka Skipper defenseman Andrew Prochno (No. 205 ranked) and he will attend the University of Minnesota with Minnetonka teammate Max Gardiner (No. 49 ranked) in the fall. "

He'll fit right in with the Hawks with his favorite goal celebration being the fist pump. Kane and him can also take the fist pump away from the rink and use it while jamming out to their favorite artist Eminem.

Read his entire profile here

-#58: Kent Simpson:

"Simpson, who was the last pick of the first round (22nd overall) in the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft, patterns his game after Cam Ward because “he has a good butterfly, plays very efficiently and is very composed.”"

"He is coached in Everett by former NHL coach Craig Hartsburg and was a member of Team Canada at the 2010 Under-18 World Championship as well as Team Pacific at the 2008 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge."

As for his favorites, poor choice in movie (the Guardian? Ashton Kutcher?) and a poor choice in superhero (Superman? it's all about Batman).

Read his entire profile here

-#60: Stephen Johns:

"Prior to playing for the U.S. National Team Development Program, Johns played AAA for the Pittsburgh Hornets and his very first hockey team was the Lawrence County Lightning."

"A 6’3”, 215 lb. defenseman, he was plus-two and added three assists at the 2010 World Under-18 Championships as Team USA won gold."

He's a team player hence his favorite celebration is 'with the team'.

Read his entire profile here

-#90: Joakim Nordstrom:

Not to be confused with Joakim Noah. He's an eighteen year old from Sweden and he plays center.

Not much on his profile but you can see it here

-#120: Rob Flick:

An nineteen year old center from Canada.

Read small profile here

-#151: Mirko Hoefflin:

European center.

Profile here

-#180: Nick Mattson:

Another American defenseman.

Profile here

-#191: Mac Carruth:

An eighteen year old goalie from the US.

Profile here

-Finally, the Hawks traded #210 to the Bruins for a 7th round pick in the 2011 draft.

Bowman after the draft:

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