|Final Rank:||18||Midterm Rank:||27|
|Born:||March 8, 1990|
|Born in:||White Rock, BC, CAN|
|Drafted:||2008: LAK (1st Round / 13th Overall)|
NHL Director of Central Scouting, E.J. McGuire
"Colten is a smooth skating defenseman, who can skate the puck out of trouble and can jump up the ice with the puck. I like Colten for a lot of reasons, but most of all for his ability to take charge of the game. He projects as a support three or four defenseman, at least initially in the NHL, with a good offensive upside who won’t hurt you on defense."
“He’s big, strong, mean . . . and he just continues to get better.”
It's a tribute to him, and everything he's done and deserved is coming to fruition tonight with his jersey in the rafters. He's going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. And I said today, if he's not, take my stuff out. If he doesn't deserve to be in there first ballot, no one does. Except for (Wayne) Gretzky, I guess.