Thursday, April 29, 2010

WHL Bantam Draft - Tigers Selections

**Scouting Reports on players were taken from the Tigers website

Players stats after the 4th round stats were from Alan Caldwells blog

1st Round

14th - Spenser Jensen - AB, Defence, 6'4 175, Airdrie Xtreme, AMBHL

The AMBHL website says In 33 games Spenser recorded 2 goals and 21 assists for 23 points, with 90 penalty minutes.

Kid looks like he may grow into a monster if he's already 6'4 175 lbs. Ive read a couple reports that say he is big, shows a lot of strength, and courage, cant dig much else up on him without having to pay for it :

Tigers Website
"We are very happy to select defenseman Spenser Jensen with our first pick of 20010 WHL Bantam Draft," said Tigers' head scout Brad McEwen.

"Spenser is a real good d-man that will be able to play a lot of minutes for our team in the future," stated McEwen. "He is a big player who skates well and possesses good skills that will allow him to be a cornerstone to our defensive corps.

Scouting Report: High-end player with huge upside; will provide offence and defence

2nd Round

36th -Ty Stanton LD St. Albert, Alta. 6.01' 140 lbs

Stats for St Albert Gregg Distributors Sabres (AMBHL)
32GP 3G 18A 21PTS 16PM
Scouting Report: Two-way defenceman who can play in all situations

39th Brennan Hunker RD Millet, Alta. 6.0 170lbs

31GP 4G 11A 15PTS 72PM

Brennan is big and physical and brings intensity and energy whenever he takes the ice.

Scouting Report: Physical defenceman who competes hard

4th Round

80th - Gavin Broadhead Hay River, NWT. 5.09 149 lbs

Kelowna Pursuit of Excellence GP45 G40 A35 PTS75 PIM30
Scouting Report: Son of former-Tiger Curt Broadhead; good skating two-way forward who tallied 75 points this season

84th - Anthony Hamill Goalie Red Deer, Alta. 6.01 151 lbs
big and strong - very good athlete

G.A.A 3.94 Wins 7 Losses 10 SV Pct 0.908sv%
Scouting Report: Good sized, athletic netminder with tons of potential; catches left

6th Round

116th - Chad Labelle - C 5.09 165lbs

Calgary Northstar Sabres GP33 G25 A25 Pts50 PIM30

*I read one report that said he was expected to go in the top 40, and another report had him 2 positions back of the Tigers first round pick.
Scouting Report: Character player with decent skill set

117th - Cole Sanford - C/RW 5.05 123 lbs
Kelowna Pursuit of Excellence GP51 G52 A61 PTS113 PIM54

* It looks like sanford also fell a little in the draft. Some reports had him going in the third round and he fell to the sixth, perhaps his size was one of the reasons as his stats indicate he is a small player.
Quick skating forward with skill

7th Round

146th - Damon Hanson RW 5.08 142 lbs
Scouting Report: Potential power forward who skates well

8th Round

168th - Cameron Gotaas F 5.08 140lbs US

Sherwood Park Flyers GP33 G17 A20 PTS37 PIM10
Scouting Report: Character player who captained a talented team

9th Round

190th - Paige Maul F 5.10 150 lbs US
Scouting Report: Good skating forward with skill

Other Notables
21st Torrin White
60th Presten Kopeck
215 Marc McNulty

The Tigers first three picks involve taking defensman from the AMBHL, all of them with pretty good decent size. After that they switched their focus taking forwards. They took 2 us players in their last 3 rounds. 6 of thier 10 picks came from the AMBHL

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