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2010 NHL Entry Draft

Draft Prospects -- Wingers (A-L)

On the eve of the June 22-23 NHL Entry Draft at Pittsburgh, newyorkrangers.com looks at the top 2012 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. 28 overall pick on Friday. Here are 37 of the top available centers in alphabetical order.

OTHER POSITIONS: Centers | Wingers M-Z | Defense A-L | Defense M-Z | Goaltenders

CONSENSUS TOP 37 LAST NAMES A-L
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.

WINGERS ELIGIBLE FOR DRAFT
RANKINGS 

Pontus Aberg
Pontus Aberg
Left Wing (Stockholm Djurgarden, Swedish Elitserien)
Height: 5-11 - Weight: 194 - Shot: Left - Born: September 23, 1993
2011-12: 47 games; 8 goals; 7 assists; 15 points; 22 PIM
NOTES: Strong power forward who always goes hard to the net. Saw limited icetime in Sweden's top league and missed World Juniors due to injury. Also scored six points in six games with Djurgarden junior team.
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden (Swedish)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 6
(European skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
22
20 15
Josh Anderson
Josh Anderson
Left Wing (London Knights, Ontario Hockey League)
Height: 6-1 - Weight: 183 - Shot: Right - Born: May 7, 1994
2011-12: 64 games; 12 goals; 10 assists; 22 points; 34 PIM
NOTES: Made a very strong impression as a 17-year-old OHL rookie with his league's championship team, scoring five points in 19 games. Also got valuable experience in Memorial Cup, scoring one goal in the tournament.
Hometown: Burlington, Ontario (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 57
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
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88 177
Francis Beauvillier
Francis Beauvillier
Left Wing (Rimouski Oceanic, Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League)
Height: 6-1 - Weight: 180 - Shot: Left - Born: October 22, 1993
2011-12: 67 games; 23 goals; 11 assists; 34 points; 75 PIM
NOTES: A responsible, two-way player who is known for being a very fast skater. He has already established himself as a capable penalty-killer in QMJHL but needs to add bulk to reach next level. Can also play center.
Hometown: Sorel-Tracy, Quebec (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 56
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
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123 90
Troy Bourke
Troy Bourke
Left Wing (Prince George Cougars, Western Hockey League)
Height: 5-10 - Weight: 156 - Shot: Left - Born: March 30, 1994
2011-12: 71 games; 18 goals; 38 assists; 56 points; 56 PIM
NOTES: Was leader of a weak team who came to play every night and was relied on heavily. Ggreat stickhandler whose work-ethic makes him dangerous every time he's on the ice. Has to add bulk for NHL success.
Hometown: Onoway, Alberta (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 123
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
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77 51
Tim Bozon
Tim Bozon VIDEO: CHL Skills Competition
Left Wing (Kamloops Blazers, Western Hockey League)
Height: 6-0 - Weight: 183 - Shot: Left - Born: March 24, 1994
2011-12: 71 games; 36 goals; 35 assists; 71 points; 40 PIM
NOTES: Pure sniper is tough, too. He goes after pucks hard and crashes net, although skating needs to improve. Led WHL rookies with 36 goals. Born in St. Louis while his French father, Philippe, was member of Blues.
Hometown: Lugano, Switzerland (French)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 42
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
43
40 33
Raphael Bussieres
Raphael Bussieres
Left Wing (Baie-Comeau Drakkar, Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League)
Height: 6-1 - Weight: 195 - Shot: Left - Born: November 5, 1993
2011-12: 56 games; 21 goals; 23 assists; 44 points; 60 PIM
NOTES: A skilled player with speed who is probably capable of posting bigger numbers. Needs work on his defensive play to reach NHL. Had five goals and eight points in five games of team's surprising playoff run.
Hometown: Longueuil, Quebec (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 129
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
83
100 104
Chris Calnan
Chris Calnan
Right Wing (Noble and Greenough School, Massachusetts Prep)
Height: 6-2 - Weight: 188 - Shot: Right - Born: May 5, 1994
2011-12: 27 games; 28 goals; 27 assists; 55 points; 13 PIM
NOTES: Uses size effectively in hard-working but simple game. Strong on penalty kill. Also had 19 points in nine Midget AAA games. Nephew of Jeremy Roenick. Will begin a collegiate career in the fall at Boston College.
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts (American)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 69
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
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-- 107
Sebastian Collberg
Sebastian Collberg VIDEO: Interview at Combine
Right Wing (Gothenburg Frolunda, Swedish Elitserien)
Height: 5-11 - Weight: 176 - Shot: Right - Born: February 23, 1994
2011-12: 41 games; 0 goals; 0 assists; 0 points; 2 PIM
NOTES: Highly skilled with amazingly quick release and great on power play. Had seven points in World Juniors in winning gold. Had 9 points at World Under-18s and 17 points in 21 games for Frolunda Under-20 team.
Hometown: Mariestad, Sweden (Swedish)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 3
(European skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
14
13 24
Phillip Di Giuseppe
Phil Di Giuseppe
Left Wing (U. of Michigan, Central Collegiate Hockey Association)
Height: 6-0 - Weight: 176 - Shot: Left - Born: October 9, 1993
2011-12: 40 games; 11 goals; 15 assists; 26 points; 18 PIM
NOTES: Good size, skill and hockey sense make him a strong two-way winger with big upside. Very strong with great shot and competes hard. Played as a true freshman at age 18 and finished sixth in team scoring.
Hometown: Maple, Ontario (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 22
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
31
34 32
Filip Forsberg
Filip Forsberg VIDEO: Profile | Interview | On Lidstrom
Combine Interview | On Day Before Draft
Right Wing (Leksand, Sweden Allsvenskan League)
Height: 6-2 - Weight: 181 - Shot: Right - Born: August 13, 1994
2011-12: 43 games; 8 goals; 9 assists; 17 points; 33 PIM
NOTES: Held his own in men's league. True power forward is strong in his own zone, has wicked shot and rarely gives up puck due to compete level. Youngest player on gold medal World Junior team has huge upside.
Hometown: Ostervala, Sweden (Swedish)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 1
(European skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
2
2 2
Martin Frk
Martin Frk
Right Wing (Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL)
Height: 6-0 - Weight: 204 - Shot: Right - Born: October 5, 1993
2011-12: 34 games; 16 goals; 13 assists; 29 points; 41 PIM
NOTES: Highly skilled with good size and great shot, but needs work on skating. Could be a sniper in NHL. Missed half of season with concussion but picked up 11 points in 17 playoff games. Played in 2011 World Juniors.
Hometown: Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic (Czech)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 20
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
45
43 40
Artur Gavrus
Artur Gavrus
Left Wing (Owen Sound Attack, Ontario Hockey League)
Height: 5-10 - Weight: 168 - Shot: Left - Born: January 3, 1994
2011-12: 45 games; 15 goals; 22 assists; 37 points; 18 PIM
NOTES: Despite size, he played like a North American in the OHL and was willing to engage in rough stuff. Fast skater who never takes a shift off with good hockey sense and shot. Missed part of season due to injuries.
Hometown: Ratichi, Belarus (Belarusian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 60
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
98
107 72
Coda Gordon
Coda Gordon
Left Wing (Swift Current Broncos, Western Hockey League)
Height: 6-0 - Weight: 175 - Shot: Left - Born: August 4, 1994
2011-12: 66 games; 30 goals; 23 assists; 53 points; 12 PIM
NOTES: A well-rounded player who is at his best on the power play but can perform in all situations and has knack for fooling defenders to creat open ice. Biggest concern is  size, as he must add muscle for NHL level.
Hometown: Cochrane, Alberta (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 61
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
90
110 61
Nikita Gusev
Nikita Gusev VIDEO: World Junior Scoring Chance
Left Wing (Moscow CSKA, Russia MHL)
Height: 5-9 - Weight: 163 - Shot: Right - Born: July 8, 1992
2011-12: 34 games; 30 goals; 46 assists; 76 points; 26 PIM
NOTES: Small, highliy skilled player finished second in MHL scoring and led league with 33 points in 19 playoff games. Also had two goals and one assist in 15 KHL games. Will become free agent if he goes undrafted.
Hometown: Moscow, Russia (Russian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 20
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
62
51 218
Brian Hart
Brian Hart
Right Wing (Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire Prep)
Height: 6-2 - Weight: 216 - Shot: Right - Born: November 25, 1993
2011-12: 29 games; 32 goals; 36 assists; 68 points; 20 PIM
NOTES: Power forward with tremendous shot and top-notch athleticism. He will need work on skating. Also an outstanding soccer player who set state record for goals. Will begin his college career at Harvard in the fall.
Hometown: Cumberland, Maine (American)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 54
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
56
79 55
Charles Hudon
Charles Hudon
Left Wing (Chicoutimi Sagueneens, QMJHL)
Height: 5-10 - Weight: 170 - Shot: Left - Born: June 23, 1994
2011-12: 59 games; 25 goals; 41 assists; 66 points; 50 PIM
NOTES: Tremendous play-maker with top- notch skills and hockey sense, but undersized for NHL right now. Not as fast as other top prospects his size but understands the game enough to make it if size doesn't stop him.
Hometown: Alma, Quebec (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 95
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
80
75 92
Tomas Hyka
Tomas Hyka VIDEO: At Combine | At Flyers Camp
Right Wing (Gatineau Olympiques, QMJHL)
Height: 5-11 - Weight: 160 - Shot: Right - Born: March 23, 1993
2011-12: 50 games; 20 goals; 44 assists; 64 points; 30 PIM
NOTES: Outstanding skater has great speed and other skills needed to succeed in NHL. Needs a lot of bulk to make most of eagerness to go into corners. Passed over in last year's draft, but attended Philadelphia camp.
Hometown: Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic (Czech)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 45
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
39
39 124
Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson
Left Wing (Windsor Spitfires, Ontario Hockey League)
Height: 6-0 - Weight: 186 - Shot: Left - Born: June 7, 1994
2011-12: 68 games; 18 goals; 20 assists; 38 points; 44 PIM
NOTES: Two-way forward with tremendous speed. Named Mr. Hockey and a Michigan All-State high school player with Calumet High School in 2010-11. Also saw action with U.S. Under-17 team before entering OHL.
Hometown: Calumet, Michigan (American)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 52
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
92
57 159
Nicolas Kerdiles
Nicolas Kerdiles
Left Wing (U.S. National Team Development Program)
Height: 6-2 - Weight: 201 - Shot: Left - Born: January 11, 1994
2011-12: 50 games; 20 goals; 22 assists; 42 points; 36 PIM
NOTES: Power forward with elite skill and great size lacks consistency. Led Under-18 team in scoring during season and with nine points in six games at World Under-18s. Will begin college career at Wisconsin in fall.
Hometown: Irvine, California (American)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 29
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
33
15 47
Jujhar Khaira
Jujhar Khaira
Left Wing (Prince George Spruce Kings, BCHL)
Height: 6-2 - Weight: 182 - Shot: Left - Born: August 13, 1994
2011-12: 54 games; 29 goals; 50 assists; 79 points; 69 PIM
NOTES: Big, strong and aggressive with an impressive scoring touch that saw him put up big numbers. Loves the physical part of the game, going to all areas of the ice. Will begin college career at Michigan Tech in the fall.
Hometown: Cloverdale, British Columbua (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 74
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
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145 108
Scott Kosmachuk
Scott Kosmachuk VIDEO: CHL Skills Competition
Right Wing (Guelph Storm, Ontario Hockey League)
Height: 6-0 - Weight: 185 - Shot: Left - Born: January 24, 1994
2011-12: 67 games; 30 goals; 29 assists; 59 points; 110 PIM
NOTES: Fast skater with scoring touch who drops gloves when needed. Very hard to separate from the puck due to his physical style. Tough to play against when he's on his game, but needs to develop consistency.
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 24
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
47
47 25
Sam Kurker
Sam Kurker
Right Wing (St. John's Prep, Massachusetts Prep School)
Height: 6-2 - Weight: 198 - Shot: Right - Born: April 8, 1994
2011-12: 24 games; 32 goals; 28 assists; 60 points; 23 PIM
NOTES: Followed mentor Bobby Carpenter's footsteps to St. John's Prep. Played in 2011 Ivan Hlinka tournament. Ended season with two games for U.S. Under-18 team. Begins college career at Boston University in the fall.
Hometown: Reading, Massachusetts (American)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 36
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
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137 117
Christophe Lalancette
Christophe Lalancette
Right Wing (Acadie=Bathurst Titan, QMJHL)
Height: 6-0 - Weight: 168 - Shot: Right - Born: May 6, 1994
2011-12: 63 games; 16 goals; 31 assists; 47 points; 35 PIM
NOTES: Projects as a two-way forward with very good hockey sense. Has upside and is capable of playing in all situations but must add bulk in order to make it to NHL. Had goal and assist in six QMJHL playoff games.
Hometown: Roberval, Quebec (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 62
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
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