The interview process at the NHL Scouting Combine gives teams a chance to meet as many of the top prospects for the 2011 Entry Draft as possible. Some teams see lots of kids, while others have specific targets in mind.
Apparently, lots of teams are interested in four particular players.
Sarnia Sting forward Brett Ritchie
is one of four players that will meet with 29 of the 30 teams during the Combine. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound right wing had 21 goals and 20 assists in just 49 OHL games this season, but broke out in a big way for Canada at the World Under-18 Championships, finishing with 4 goals and 3 assists in seven games as Canada finished fourth. He's No. 36 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters for the Draft.
Three Swedish players also will meet with 29 of the 30 teams -- Djurgarden center Mika Zibanejad
, Central Scouting's No. 2-ranked European forward; and Farjestad defensemen Jonas Brodin
(No. 3 on Central Scouting's list) and Oscar Klefbom