Thursday, May 26, 2011

E-Mac's 2011 NHL Entry Draft Top 120: Patrick Koudys #86

By Eldon MacDonald

86. Patrick Koudys - “Mr. Character” - D - Canada
Vitals: Size - 6’4”, 210 lb.; Shoots left; Born 15-Nov-92 - Hamilton, ON
2010-11Stats: 31-1-2-3-14-(-1)

86 - E-Mac's 2011 NHL Entry Draft Top 120
95 - Christopher Ralph's Top 210
99 - NHL Central Scouting's Final Rankings (76th North American skater)
100 - The Scouting Report's Top 100
Draft result:
147 - Washington Capitals

If you were drafting on character, he’d go first overall,” says Mark Jooris, who coached him on the Burlington Cougars in 2009-10 when he was named the league’s “Top Prospect”.
( In addition to his character, maturity and coachability, Koudys brings an imposing size, a cannon of a shot, a nice first pass and decent straight ahead skating. He also comes from a hockey family as his Dad (Jim) won an Allan Cup and played for the Islanders in NHL exhibition games.

However like a lot of teenagers looking for a job, Patrick’s resume is pretty lean as he saw only limited ice time this year as a frosh at RPI. Therefore, Patrick is more projection than reality at this stage and he also has to work more on his agility as well. Where does Patrick go??? NHL Central Scouting has him 4th which is about right but somehow I feel there is too much potential for at least one team not to make a grab for him in the third.


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