Friday, June 22, 2007

Bruins Choose Zach Hamill With 8th Overall Pick

The Bruins have picked Zach Hamill with their first round pick. TSN has him seen as a bit of a reach, ranking him 16th of thier top 60 prospects. Though Central scouting had him ranked number 9 among North American skaters.

From TSN's Top 60 Prospects:
In the post-lockout NHL, there is obviously room for the smaller, skilled player
and Everett Silvertips' forward Zach Hamill certainly fits the bill. After all,
he was the WHL regular season scoring champion this season, playing on a team
which went into every game hoping to win 1-0 or 2-1.
From this Central Scouting:
A playmaking forward with good stick-handling ability... very good on special
teams, especially effective on the power-play... sees the ice well and sets up
his linemates with his good passing abilities... needs to work on his
acceleration and breakaway speed... sometimes needs better puck pursuit

At 5'11, 190, he doesn't seem to be too undersized, 93 pts in 69 games in the WHL show him to have a scoring touch. He also won a Gold for Canada in the Under-18 Juinor Cup.

Here are two videos of Hamill from youtube:
A nice between the legs shootout goal:
A higlight package of goals set to shitty music:
I'm not any sort of prospect maven, so I can't really make a judgement call on this.


The Duckman Says said...

The Bruins drafted too many defensemen this year.

Justin said...

Yeah, i saw the rest of the draft and it was completely unnessacery.

But the young defense is likely well stocked

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