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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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 

Jakub Culek
Jakub Culek Drafted in Round 3
No. 76 Overall Pick
Left Wing (Rimouski Oceanic, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
Height: 6-3 - Weight: 185 - Shot: Left - Born: Sept. 7, 1992
2009-10: 63 games; 13 goals; 34 assists; 47 points; 54 PIM; Plus-0
NOTES: Great with puck and has NHL size. Plays on both power-play and penalty-killing units, but some scouts questioned his consistency in first season in North America. Among youngest players eligible for 2010 draft.
Hometown: Plzen, Czech Rebublic  (Czech)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 52
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
53 66 70

Stanislav Galiev
Stanislav Galiev Drafted in Round 3
No. 86 Overall Pick
Left Wing (Saint John, QMJHL)   VIDEO: At Combine | Profile
Height: 6-1 - Weight: 178 - Shot: Right - Born: Jan. 17, 1992
2009-10: 67 games; 15 goals; 45 assists; 60 points; 38 PIM; Plus-41
NOTES: Highly skilled, two-way player led QMJHL rookies with 19 points, including 8 goals, in 21 postseason games. Named to QMJHL's All-Rookie Team. No. 1 overall pick in 2009 CHL Import Draft. Also plays either wing.
Hometown: Moscow, Russia  (Russian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 20
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
37 24 47

Kevin Hayes
Kevin Hayes Drafted in Round 1
No. 24 Overall Pick
Left Wing (Noble and Greenough, Massachusetts High School)
Height: 6-2 - Weight: 201 - Shot: Left - Born: May 8, 1992
2009-10: 28 games; 25 goals; 42 assists; 67 points; 8 PIM
NOTES: Power forward who is a constant threat to score or set up goal due to his tremendous hockey sense. Brother of Toronto prospect Jimmy Hayes, he also plays right wing. Will play at Boston College next season.
Hometown: Dorchester, Massachusetts  (American)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 26
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
44 47 49

Kirill Kabanov
Kirill Kabanov Drafted in Round 3
No. 65 Overall Pick
Left Wing (Moncton, QMJHL)   VIDEO: At Combine -- 1 | 2 | 3
Height: 6-2 - Weight: 173 - Shot: Right - Born: July 16, 1992
2009-10: 22 games; 10 goals; 13 assists; 23 points; 34 PIM; Plus-4
NOTES: One of most talented players in draft, but character is a concern since he was sent home by Russian World Under-18 team. Missed first month awaiting release from Russia and three months with broken wrist.
Hometown: Moscow, Russia  (Russian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 31
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
38 45 54

Maxim Kitsyn
Maxim Kitsyn Drafted in Round 6
No. 158 Overall Pick
Left Wing (Novokuznetsk Metallurg, Kontinental Hockey League)
Height: 6-2 - Weight: 194 - Shot: Right - Born: Dec. 24, 1991
2009-10: 21 games; 1 goal; 1 assist; 2 points; 12 PIM; Plus-0
NOTES: Great talent but lacks consistency and has not lived up to earlier potential. Had three assists and plus-2 rating in six games for Russia at 2010 World Juniors. Eight points in seven games at 2009 World Under-18.
Hometown: Novokuznetsk, Russia  (Russian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 6
(European skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
43 49 60

Brad Ross
Brad Ross Drafted in Round 2
No. 43 Overall Pick
Left Wing (Portland Winterhawks, WHL)   VIDEO: Profile
Height: 6-0 - Weight: 175 - Shot: Left - Born: May 28, 1992
2009-10: 71 games; 27 goals; 41 assists; 68 points; 203 PIM; Plus-22
NOTES: The premiere agitator in this year's draft makes opponents cringe and isn't afraid to make enemies at any time. Was only player in 2009-10 major-junior season to register more than 25 goals, 200 penalty minutes.
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta  (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 59
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
42 35 23

Jason Zucker
Jason Zucker Drafted in Round 2
No. 59 Overall Pick
Left Wing (U.S. National Team Development Program, USHL)
Height: 5-11 - Weight: 174 - Shot: Left - Born: Jan. 16, 1992
2009-10: 22 games; 11 goals; 7 assists; 18 points; 23 PIM; Plus-6
NOTES: Hard-working, defensive-minded forward grew up in Las Vegas. Four goals and seven points at World Under-18s. Two goals in the USA gold-medal run at World Juniors. Will play at Univ. of Denver next season.
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada  (American)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 51
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
54 30 79