Future Considerations

Jackets’ Ambroz stinging after draft day fall
June 28, 2011, 11:24 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

He had to wait to hear 127 names before his was called by the Columbus Blue Jackets at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Now, Seth Ambroz is out to send a message to the 29 NHL teams that passed him over.

“Prove them wrong.”

Expected to go among the top 60 picks of the draft in his home state, Ambroz fell to the Blue Jackets in the fifth round. The sting of having to wait longer than expected on day two of the draft was still fresh in the tone of Ambroz’s voice. Continue reading

Over/Under: Ambroz wont escape second round
June 17, 2011, 9:37 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

Over/Under is a daily feature on Future Considerations leading up to the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Managing editor Aaron Vickers polls his Twitter followers on if a prospect will go before or after a particular pick. Follow Aaron at @VickersFC to participate!:

The opinions of Seth Ambroz from the casual fan and the scouting community alike aren’t so different.

The talent is there, but something is lacking.

That something has caused the New Prague, MN. native to take a rather nasty tumble in draft rankings throughout the year. Ambroz was originally ranked seventh heading into Future Considerations’ preliminary ranking for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in September after an impressive second campaign that saw Ambroz net 22 goals in 56 in United States Hockey League action. Continue reading

Ambroz reflects on season, eyes future in Minnesota
June 16, 2011, 6:58 pm
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From Andrew Weiss:

Omaha Lancers’ forward Seth Ambroz happens to be part of a growing trend, a trend that is seeing more players leaving their respective Minnesota high school team and play hockey in the American junior ranks.

Many scouts and draft analysts believe they saw slow progression from year to year from the New Prague, MN. native, but Ambroz believes he made the right decision in leaving for Omaha. Continue reading

Ambroz takes tough tumble in draft year
March 21, 2011, 11:46 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll.

It’s also a long way down. Just ask Seth Ambroz.

Originally ranked seventh overall in Future Considerations’ preliminary ranking after potting 22 goals last season, the Omaha Lancers forward has tumbled out of first round projections for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. In fact, Ambroz is no lock to be among the top-60 picks on draft day in June. Continue reading

The Draft Ranking Fallout

From Dan Stewart:

Talk about busy.

The month of January, with the World Junior Championship rapping up and the CHL Top Prospects game taking centre stage, can be a demanding time for scouting agencies and NHL teams when it comes to re-shuffle their lists and draft rankings based on their most current viewings. Continue reading

Top prospects tumbling in 2011 draft rankings

From Dan Stewart:

With every draft year there are those who start strong only to drop down the rankings throughout the year for one reason or another.

A couple of the hardest fallers this season are Kelowna’s Shane McColgan in the WHL and Omaha Lancers power forward Seth Ambroz in the United States Hockey League. Continue reading

2011 NHL Entry Draft at a glance

From Dan Stewart, Future Considerations

With Taylor vs. Tyler discussed – ad nauseam, and finally settled; and the summer gone and the new season in full swing, we can again turn focus to the next crop of talented future NHLers as they look to impress scouts and NHL executives in countless hockey arenas around the globe.

The 2011 NHL Entry Draft was initially labeled a weak draft as recently as two years ago, fueled by a perceived lack of talent entering the Canadian Hockey League. It isn’t the case two years later, though, as less than spectacular midget aged prospects are rounding into form and correcting some weaknesses heading into their draft years. Continue reading