2010 NHL Entry Draft

Draft Prospects -- Left Wings

Prior to the June 25-26 NHL Entry Draft at Los Angeles, newyorkrangers.com looks at the top 2010 draft prospects at each position to help give fans a sense of players who might be available to the Blueshirts when they make the No. 10 overall pick. Here are the top available left wings.
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MORE LEFT WINGS: Consensus Round 2 | Consensus Round 3

CONSENSUS ROUND 1
Listed to the right of each player's name is his final ranking from NHL Central Scouting as well thehree major scouting publications. These are The Hockey News (THN), The International Scouting Service Draft Guide (ISS) and Red Line Report (RLR).  Please note that these rankings are for informational purposes only, based on widely published reports with no relationship to preferences of the New York Rangers scouting staff.

LEFT WINGS ELIGIBLE FOR DRAFT
RANKINGS 

Taylor Hall
Taylor Hall Drafted in Round 1
No. 1 Overall Pick
Left Wing (Windsor Spitfires, OHL)   VIDEO: A Great Goal | Profile
Height: 6-1 - Weight: 185 - Shot: Left - Born: Nov. 14, 1991
2009-10: 57 games; 40 goals; 66 assists; 106 points; 56 PIM; Plus-46
NOTES: Remarkable game-breaker who tied for OHL scoring lead and led league in assists. Won OHL title with league-best 35 playoff points and led CHL Memorial Cup with 9 points in second straight MVP performance.
Hometown: Kingston, Ontario  (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 2
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
1 1 1

Quinton Howden
Quinton Howden Drafted in Round 1
No. 25 Overall Pick
Left Wing (Moose Jaw Warriors, WHL)   VIDEO: Profile
Height: 6-2 - Weight: 182 - Shot: Left - Born: Jan. 21, 1992
2009-10: 65 games; 28 goals; 37 assists; 65 points; 44 PIM; Plus-14
NOTES: Outstanding skater and two-way power forward who can also kill penalties with his great speed. Also plays at center. He won the CHL accuracy-shooting skills competition. No. 1 overall pick in 2007 WHL draft.
Hometown: Oakbank, Manitoba  (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 19
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
23 16 32

Ludvig Rensfeldt
Ludvig Rensfeldt Drafted in Round 2
No. 35 Overall Pick
Left Wing (Gavle Brynas, Sweden Junior)
Height: 6-3 - Weight: 192 - Shot: Left - Born: Jan. 29, 1992
2009-10: 39 games; 21 goals; 29 assists; 50 points; 37 PIM; Plus-20
NOTES: Has great size and good skills, but scouts are concerned about consistency and difficulty scoring on bigger stages. Has option to sign in Russia as Ufa's first-round pick, No. 23 overall, in 2010 KHL Junior Draft.
Hometown: Gavle, Sweden  (Swedish)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 5
(European skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
32 27 91