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2010 NHL Entry Draft

Draft Prospects -- Centers

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 is a look at available centers.
OTHER POSITIONS: Left Wing | Right Wing | Defense | Goaltenders

MORE CENTERS: Consensus Round 1 | Consensus Round 3

CONSENSUS ROUND 2
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.

CENTERS ELIGIBLE FOR DRAFT
RANKINGS 

Bill Arnold
Bill Arnold Drafted in Round 4
No. 108 Overall Pick
Center (U.S. National Team Development Program, USHL)
Height: 6-0 - Weight: 218 - Shot: Right - Born: May 13, 1992
2009-10: 26 games; 8 goals; 15 assists; 23 points; 20 PIM; Plus-15
NOTES: Hard-working two-way forward projects as defensive specialist. Scored goal and had plus-5 rating at World Under-18s. Put up 55 points in final year of high school hockey. Will play at Boston College next season.
Hometown: Needham, Massachusetts  (American)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 36
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
60 54 144

Michael Bournival
Michael Bournival Drafted in Round 3
No. 71 Overall Pick
Center (Shawinigan Cataractes, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
Height: 5-11 - Weight: 179 - Shot: Left - Born: May 31, 1992
2009-10: 58 games; 24 goals; 38 assists; 62 points; 37 PIM; Plus-1
NOTES: Hard worker who is remarkably consistent in terms of his effort. Great skater with strong hockey sense plays well in all three zones. He had two goals, assist and plus-3 rating in six games at World Under-18s.
Hometown: Shawinigan, Quebec  (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 75
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
56 53 71

Joey Hishon
Joey Hishon Drafted in Round 1
No. 17 Overall Pick
Center (Owen Sound Attack, Ontario Hockey League)
Height: 5-10 - Weight: 170 - Shot: Left - Born: Oct. 20, 1991
2009-10: 36 games; 16 goals; 24 assists; 40 points; 26 PIM; Plus-10
NOTES: Tremendous competitor who missed half the season with broken foot and knee injury. Played through the broken foot until X-rays revealed fracture. Had 10 points in 6 games for Canada at 2009 World Under-18s.
Hometown: Stratford, Ontario  (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 55
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
39 46 33

Calle Jarnkrok
Calle Jarnkrok Drafted in Round 2
No. 51 Overall Pick
Center (Gavle Brynas, Sweden Elitserien)
Height: 5-11 - Weight: 156 - Shot: Right - Born: Sept. 25, 1991
2009-10: 33 games; 4 goals; 6 assists; 10 points; 2 PIM; Plus-5
NOTES: Played his best hockey late in season after adjusting to the top Swedish league. Has great hands. Makes up for size with play-making skill. Scored 11 goals and 31 points in 19 games with Gavle's junior team.
Hometown: Gavle, Sweden  (Swedish)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 4
(European skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
28 44 43

Ryan Martindale
Ryan Martindale Drafted in Round 3
No. 61 Overall Pick
Center (Ottawa 67s, Ontario Hockey League)    VIDEO: Profile
Height: 6-3 - Weight: 183 - Shot: Left - Born: Oct. 27, 1991
2009-10: 61 games; 19 goals; 41 assists; 60 points; 37 PIM; Plus-2
NOTES: Big and skilled two-way center who has been relied upon by his junior team in all situations. Was outstanding junior lacrosse player, but his commitment to hockey has been called into question due to inconsistency.
Hometown: Brooklin, Ontario  (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 27
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
46 61 100

Ryan Spooner
Ryan Spooner Drafted in Round 2
No. 45 Overall Pick
Center (Peterborough Petes, OHL)   VIDEO: Interview | Profile
Height: 5-10 - Weight: 172 - Shot: Left - Born: Jan. 30, 1992
2009-10: 47 games; 19 goals; 35 assists; 54 points; 12 PIM; Minus-5
NOTES: Good skater with great hockey sense. Broken collarbone ended season early, but he was back for playoffs. Scored shorthanded winner in CHL Top Prospects Game. Won OHL Most Sportsmanlike Player award.
Hometown: Kanata, Ontario  (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 39
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
36 64 29

Petr Straka
Petr Straka Drafted in Round 2
No. 55 Overall Pick
Center (Rimouski Oceanic, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
Height: 6-1 - Weight: 185 - Shot: Left - Born: June 15, 1992
2009-10: 62 games; 28 goals; 36 assists; 64 points; 54 PIM; Minus-4
NOTES: Skilled play-maker was QMJHL Rookie of the Year after finishing season as the league's top-scoring rookie. Will need to bulk up his frame for the NHL. Also plays right wing. KHL second-round draft pick by Omsk.
Hometown: Plzen, Czech Republic  (Czech)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 23
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
52 36 45

Ivan Telegin
Ivan Telegin Drafted in Round 4
No. 101 Overall Pick
Center (Saginaw Spirit, Ontario Hockey League)
Height: 6-2 - Weight: 194 - Shot: Left - Born: Feb. 28, 1992
2009-10: 51 games; 26 goals; 18 assists; 44 points; 20 PIM; Plus-2
NOTES: Big and strong, he was third in OHL rookie scoring race. Was the runner-up for OHL Rookie of Year and made the All-Rookie Second Team. Two-time OHL Rookie of Month played for Russia at 2010 World Juniors.
Hometown: Novokuznetsk, Russia  (Russian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 33
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
58 55 39

Jordan Weal
Jordan Weal Drafted in Round 3
No. 70 Overall Pick
Center (Regina Pats, WHL)   VIDEO: Interview
Height: 5-10 - Weight: 162 - Shot: Right - Born: April 15, 1992
2009-10: 72 games; 35 goals; 67 assists; 102 points; 54 PIM; Plus-3
NOTES: First 17-year-old in WHL to break 100-point barrier in more than 10 years ranked third overall in league scoring. Lacks size -- could be as small as 5-foot-7 -- but has remarkable skill and real determination to win.
Hometown: North Vancouver, British Columbia  (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 30
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
41 32 53