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Nova Scotia scouting notes

Patrick Charbonneau, the director of Central Scouting with the QMJHL,provided scouting reports to Metro on Nova Scotians ranked in the firstround for Saturday’s draft, as well as Halifax-area prospects ranked inthe top five rounds

Patrick Charbonneau, the director of Central Scouting with the QMJHL, provided scouting reports to Metro on Nova Scotians ranked in the first round for Saturday’s draft, as well as Halifax-area prospects ranked in the top five rounds (listed with position, height, weight and major midget team).

ROUND 1

6. F Taylor Burke, 6-0, 190, Cole Harbour. Best forward from the Maritimes … Extremely strong skater … Loves to score goals from the slot … Imposing physique … Dominates in corners.

7. F Liam O’Brien, 6-1, 184, Notre Dame. Complete two-way player … Strong skater … Forechecks hard and finishes checks … Best work ethic of anybody ranked in the top seven.

10. F Brent Turnbull, 6-0, 177, Pictou Weeks. Could become a dominating power forward … Excellent skater for his size … Has a hard shot and natural finish … Drives the net with force.

18. G Jacob Brennan, 6-0, 158, Halifax. Always at the top of his crease, challenging shooters … Wants to play NCAA … His determination to stop the puck is second to none.

ROUND 2


28. D Brendan Duke, 5-11, 187, Cole Harbour. Efficient defensive defenceman … Makes a good first pass … Not shy physically.

29. F Michael Clarke, 5-11, 187, Cole Harbour. Among the most talented Maritimers available … Skating a weakness … Boasts a pro shot.

ROUND 3

41. F Ryan Penny, 6-0, 174, Dartmouth. Good skater with good size … Likes physical play … Goes into traffic to score.

46. F Devon Oliver-Dares, 5-11, 176, Dartmouth. North-south winger … Needs to play a physical game more consistently.

ROUND 4

61. D Mitchell Shewfelt, 5-9, 172, Dartmouth. Small stature, big game … Finished at the top of the list in Central Scouting’s physical tests … Wins 1-on-1 battles … Puck-mover with a hard shot.

72. F Mark Tremaine, 5-11, 182, Dartmouth. Defensive-minded forward … Plays a power game but limited offensively.

ROUND 5

77. F Brandon Boutilier, 5-10, 161, Halifax. One of most combative players in the draft … Dominates along the boards … Good skater and two-way player.

 
 
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