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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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.

LEFT WINGS ELIGIBLE FOR DRAFT
RANKINGS 

Connor Brickley
Connor Brickley
Left Wing (Des Moines Buccaneers, United States Hockey League)
Height: 6-0 - Weight: 190 - Shot: Left - Born: Feb. 25, 1992
2009-10: 52 games; 22 goals; 21 assists; 43 points; 68 PIM; Minus-12
NOTES: Hard-working, high-energy player led team in goals as rookie and set USHL record for fastest two goals (4 seconds). Four assists, plus-5 in U.S. gold-medal run at World Under-18s. Will play at Vermont next year.
Hometown: Everett, Massachusetts  (American)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 58
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
75 98 113

Joonas Donskoi
Joonas Donskoi
Left Wing (Oulu Karpat, Finland SM_Liiga)
Height: 6-0 - Weight: 180 - Shot: Right - Born: April 13, 1992
2009-10: 18 games; 2 goals; 2 assists; 4 points; 4 PIM; Minus-17
NOTES: Strong stick-handler, scoring threat played with Mikael Granlund on the top line for the Finnish team that won bronze at World Under-18 Championship tournament and had a goal and seven assists in six games.
Hometown: Raahe, Finland  (Finnish)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 14
(European skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
72 87 149

Curtis Hamilton
Curtis Hamilton
Left Wing (Saskatoon Blades, Western Hockey League)
Height: 6-2 - Weight: 209 - Shot: Left - Born: Dec. 4, 1991
2009-10: 26 games; 7 goals; 9 assists; 16 points; 6 PIM; Plus-9
NOTES: Solid forechecker with good hockey sense saw season limited by a shoulder injury. Goes after the puck in the tough areas of the ice and drives to the net hard. Was a junior teammate of two Rangers prospects.
Hometown: Kelowna, British Columbia  (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 42
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
96 60 121

Dalton Smith
Dalton Smith
Left Wing (Ottawa 67s, Ontario Hockey League)
Height: 6-2 - Weight: 203 - Shot: Left - Born: Jan. 31, 1992
2009-10: 62 games; 21 goals; 23 assists; 44 points; 129 PIM; Plus-20
NOTES: Aggressive forechecker uses size well and plays on his team's top two lines as well as power play. Son of former NHLer Derrick Smith. Nephew of former NHL star Keith Primeau, NHL player Wayne Primeau.
Hometown: Markham, Ontario  (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 73
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
85 106 66

Devante Smith-Pelly
Devante Smith-Pelly
Left Wing (Mississauga St. Michael's, Ontario Hockey League)
Height: 6-0 - Weight: 211 - Shot: Right - Born: June 14, 1992
2009-10: 60 games; 29 goals; 33 assists; 62 points; 35 PIM; Plus-27
NOTES: Power forward known for agitating his opponents and delivering ferocious checks. Has good speed and hockey sense. Led his OHL team in scoring and scored 10 goals on the power play. Also can play center.
Hometown: Scarborough, Ontario  (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 76
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
65 69 61