The Toronto Maple Leafs have picked Stuart Percy with their 25th overall selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
The steady, consistent Mississauga Major isn’t overly offensive, but does transition the play from defense to offense well and makes quick breakout passes to his forwards.
Where Percy shines is in his defensive play. The six-foot-one, 185-pound Percy uses strong positioning, a quick stick and a willingness to engage physically on the opposition to defend effectively. Using a good ability to read how a play develops also aids Percy in defending his own end. Continue reading
After trading picks 30 and 39 to the Phoenix Coyotes, the Toronto Maple Leafs have picked Tyler Biggs with their newly acquired 22nd overall selection.
Perhaps one of the more enigmatic players available in the draft, Biggs possesses all the physical tools to be a dominating power forward at the professional level.
He stands at six-foot-two, 210-pounds. He’s got an aggressive mean streak. Isn’t shy to drop the gloves. Biggs skates well and has a powerful stride that compliments a shot that can dent the twine. He’ll bulldoze to the net with the puck without any shyness. Continue reading
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When Team USA takes to the ice in Buffalo to defend their gold medal at the World Junior Championship, they’ll have a decidedly professional approach.
That’s because they’ll have four professional players suiting up for them as they look for back-to-back gold medals for the first time in the tournament’s history. Continue reading