Future Considerations

FC at the Draft: Phillip Danault – Chicago Blackhawks
July 6, 2011, 12:01 pm
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Danault all smiles on draft day
June 27, 2011, 11:57 pm
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From Brian Huddle:

The smile was ear to ear on Victoriaville Tigres forward Phillip Danault.

It just happened to show up a little earlier than expected.

Danault was all smiles after being drafted 26th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks Friday night at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in Minnesota. Continue reading

Hawks nab Danault 26th in 2011 NHL Entry Draft
June 24, 2011, 10:41 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

With the 26th overall selection acquired from the Washington Capitals in exchange for Troy Brouwer, the Chicago Blackhawks have picked Victoriaville’s Phillip Danault.

A player who leaves nothing left in the gas tank each time he plays, the centre has speed to burn and always has his feet moving. His high compete level compliments both his speed and playmaking ability, as evident in his 44 assists and 67 points in 64 games this season. 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