Future Considerations

U18 shows off top talent for 2012
April 26, 2011, 11:15 pm
Filed under: Europe, NHL Entry Draft, OHL, WHL | Tags: , , ,

From Aaron Vickers:

Most prospects skating at the World Under-18 Championship were hoping to solidify their status in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

But not all.

Ryan Murray and Russian teammates Nail Yakupov and Mikhail Grigorenko were battling to become the favourite heading into the 2011/12 season. The trio, eligible for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, each put on a performance in Germany that wont soon be forgotten as scouts and hockey pundits get set to debate next year’s crop.

Murray, who captained Canada to a fourth place result, finished the tournament third in points among defensemen with 10 and second in goals with 3. It wasn’t just his offensive performance that jumped off the page, though, according to Future Considerations chief scout Dan Stewart. Continue reading