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 2

CONSENSUS ROUND 3
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 

Michael Chaput
Michael Chaput
Center (Lewiston MAINEiacs, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
Height: 6-2 - Weight: 194 - Shot: Left - Born: April 9, 1992
2009-10: 68 games; 28 goals; 27 assists; 55 points; 60 PIM; Minus-12
NOTES: A good skater with good size who finished second on his QMJHL team in scoring. Scouts say he needs to improve his skating to get even more from his size, bulk up and increase his intensity to play at next level.
Hometown: Ile Bizard, Quebec  (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 78
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
81 80 123

Max Gardiner
Max Gardiner
Center (Minnetonka Skippers, Minnesota High School)
Height: 6-3 - Weight: 176 - Shot: Left - Born: May 7, 1992
2009-10: 17 games; 17 goals; 26 assists; 43 points; 14 PIM
NOTES: Hard-worker with good size is defensively responsible. Finalist for Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award despite missing time with broken wrist. Brother of Anaheim prospect Jake Gardiner will play at Univ.of Minnesota.
Hometown: Edina, Minnesota  (American)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 49
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
80 75 38

Jared Knight
Jared Knight
Center (London Knights, Ontario Hockey League)
Height: 5-11 - Weight: 186 - Shot: Right - Born: Jan. 16, 1992
2009-10: 63 games; 36 goals; 21 assists; 57 points; 39 PIM; Plus-16
NOTES: Very skilled player who works hard in all areas of the ice and improved throughout the season. Makes up for lack of size with speed and high-intensity style, never taking a shift off. Also plays at right wing.
Hometown: Battle Creek, Michigan  (American)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 82
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
71 68 69

Greg McKegg
Greg McKegg
Center (Erie Otters, Ontario Hockey League)
Height: 6-0 - Weight: 191 - Shot: Left - Born: June 17, 1992
2009-10: 67 games; 37 goals; 48 assists; 85 points; 32 PIM; Plus-18
NOTES: Not a superstar, but makes up for relatively average skills with great hockey sense that leads to big numbers. Was third on his OHL team in scoring and had goal and six assists in six games at World Under-18s.
Hometown: St. Thomas, Ontario  (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 66
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
66 73 27

Adam Pettersson
Adam Pettersson
Center (Skelleftea AIK, Sweden Junior)
Height: 6-0 - Weight: 186 - Shot: Left - Born: Jan. 13, 1992
2009-10: 37 games; 11 goals; 20 assists; 31 points; 40 PIM; Plus-15
NOTES: Good skater with solid hockey sense works hard and plays with little fear. Had assist during Sweden's silver-medal run at World Under-18 tourney. Also played eight games for Skelleftea's senior team in Elitserien.
Hometown: Skelleftea, Sweden  (Swedish)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 9
(European skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
67 92 243

Steven Shipley
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Center (Owen Sound Attack, Ontario Hockey League)
Height: 6-2 - Weight: 205 - Shot: Left - Born: April 22, 1992
2009-10: 68 games; 23 goals; 40 assists; 63 points; 32 PIM; Minus-18
NOTES: Combines great skating with size and strength. Had goal and two assists, plus-2 rating in six games at World Under-18s. Due to injuries, he often played on the Attack's top line. No. 3 overall pick in 2008 OHL draft.
Hometown: Ilderton, Ontario  (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 43
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
76 109 88

Kevin Sundher
Kevin Sundher
Center (Chilliwack Bruins, Western Hockey League)
Height: 6-0 - Weight: 192 - Shot: Left - Born: Jan. 18, 1992
2009-10: 72 games; 25 goals; 36 assists; 61 points; 101 PIM; Plus-9
NOTES: Two-way forward and outstanding skater with great speed and uncanny ability to change directions and move the puck has a big upside as far as his offense, but has a tendency to make mistakes at high speed.
Hometown: Surrey, British Columbia  (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 67
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
68 76 57

Andrew Yogan
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Center (Erie Otters, Ontario Hockey League)
Height: 6-3 - Weight: 205 - Shot: Left - Born: Dec. 4, 1991
2009-10: 63 games; 25 goals; 30 assists; 55 points; 97 PIM; Minus-10
NOTES: Has great size with good stickhandling ability and overall strong offensive skills. A hard-worker with very good speed who has proven in OHL that he can finish. Grew up in South Florida as an avid Panthers fan.
Hometown: Coral Springs, Florida  (American)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 61
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
69 65 89




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