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2010 NHL Entry Draft

Draft Prospects -- Right 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 right wings.
OTHER POSITIONS: Center | Left Wing | Defense | Goaltenders

MORE RIGHT 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.

RIGHT WINGS ELIGIBLE FOR DRAFT
RANKINGS 

Brett Connolly
Brett Connolly Drafted in Round 1
No. 6 Overall Pick
Right Wing (Prince George, WHL)   VIDEO: With His Dad | Profile
Height: 6-2 - Weight: 181 - Shot: Right - Born: May 2, 1992
2009-10: 16 games; 10 goals; 9 assists; 19 points; 8 PIM; Minus-3
NOTES: Plagued by hip flexor injury last season after he had been the first 16-year-old WHL rookie to score 30 goals in a season since 1995-96. Can take over a game with his skill, puck control and on-ice awareness.
Hometown: Prince George, British Columbia  (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 3
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
4
13 13

Emerson Etem
Emerson Etem Drafted in Round 1
No. 29 Overall Pick
Right Wing (Medicine Hat, WHL)    VIDEO: At Combine | Profile
Height: 6-0 - Weight: 190 - Shot: Left - Born: June 16, 1992
2009-10: 72 games; 37 goals; 28 assists; 65 points; 26 PIM; Plus-8
NOTES: Led all WHL rookies in goals and finished fourth overall in points. Named Medicine Hat’s Rookie of the Year. A graduate of the. U.S. National Team Development Program, Etem first played the game on inline skates.
Hometown: Long Beach, California  (American)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 8
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
17 18 16

John McFarland
John McFarland Drafted in Round 2
No. 33 Overall Pick
Right Wing (Sudbury Wolves, OHL)    VIDEO: Profile
Height: 6-0 - Weight: 192 - Shot: Right - Born: April 2, 1992
2009-10: 64 games; 20 goals; 30 assists; 50 points; 70 PIM; Minus-17
NOTES: Two-way, speedster was on Team Canada at 2009 and 2010 World Under-18s, finishing second with eight points in '09, tying for lead with four goals in '10. No. 1 overall pick in '08 OHL draft also plays center.
Hometown: Richmond Hill, Ontario  (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 15
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
20 39 42

Nino Niederreiter
Nino Niederreiter Drafted in Round 1
No. 5 Overall Pick
Right Wing (Portland, WHL)    VIDEO: One-Handed Goal | Profile
Height: 6-2 - Weight: 201 - Shot: Left - Born: Sept. 8, 1992
2009-10: 65 games; 36 goals; 24 assists; 60 points; 68 PIM; Plus-11
NOTES: High-scoring power forward was second among WHL rookies in goals. WHL Western Conference Second Team All-Star also led Portland with eight playoff goals and played for Team Switzerland at 2010 Worlds.
Hometown: Chur, Switzerland  (Swiss)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 12
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
8 6 8

Vladimir Tarasenko
Vladimir Tarasenko Drafted in Round 1
No. 16 Overall Pick
Right Wing (Novosibirsk Sibir, KHL)    VIDEO: Scout's View
Height: 5-11 - Weight: 202 - Shot: Left - Born: Dec. 13, 1991
2009-10: 42 games; 13 goals; 11 assists; 24 points; 18 PIM; Plus-9
NOTES: A highly-skilled sniper who can also distribute puck. He tied for Team Russia lead with four goals in six games at World Juniors. Fourth on KHL team in scoring despite limited ice time, so upside is considered great.
Hometown: Novosibirsk, Russia  (Russian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 2
(European skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
14 4 4

Austin Watson
Austin Watson Drafted in Round 1
No. 18 Overall Pick
Right Wing (Peterborough, OHL)    VIDEO: At Combine | Profile
Height: 6-3 - Weight: 185 - Shot: Right - Born: Jan. 13, 1992
2009-10: 52 games; 20 goals; 34 assists; 54 points; 22 PIM; Plus-16
NOTES: Great penalty-killer, forechecker with superior size. Broke ankle after his midseason trade from powerhouse Windsor, but he was able to score 20 points for the Petes in 10 games after trade. Also plays center.
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan  (American)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 14
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
15 12 15