As we scramble around to take care of all of the business at hand, we had a chance to catch up with some of the top prospects in this year’s draft. I got to spend some time in the scrum with each Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin and the number four prospect on the list, Erik Gudbranson.
All three were very insightful young men and seemed to be very comfortable in that environment. If any of them have an idea which team is actually going to select them, they were not letting on. Obviously, we know that Hall and Seguin will either be members of the Oilers or Bruins, but it seems that the final decision on both could be made during meetings that the duo have set up with each team in the coming weeks.
Overall, all three prospects impressed with their demeanor and how they handled themselves in front of the many hungry media members that nailed them with questions. My personal rankings based on the comfort level that the three showed would play out like this… Gudbranson, Seguin, Hall… though it was close.
On to the audio…
Windsor Spitfires • OHL
6’1” 185 lbs. Left wing, shoots left
Born: Nov. 14, 1991 in Calgary, Alberta
Hometown: Kingston, Ontario
Final Ranking: 2 • North American Skater
TYLER SEGUIN (SAY-gihn)
Plymouth Whalers • OHL
6’1” 172 lbs. Center, shoots right
Born: Jan. 31, 1992 in Brampton, Ontario
Hometown: Brampton, Ontario
Final Ranking: 1 • North American Skater
ERIK GUDBRANSON (GUHD-bran-sehn)
Kingston Frontenacs • OHL
6’4” 195 lbs. Defenseman, shoots right
Born: Jan. 7, 1992 in Ottawa, Ontario
Hometown: Orleans, Ontario
Final Ranking: 4 • North American Skater