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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

North American Skater - Red Deer, WHL
Final Rank:1Midterm Rank:3
Position:CenterShoots:Left
Height:6' 0"Weight:164
Born:April 12, 1993Hometown:Burnaby, BC
Born in:Burnaby, BC, CAN
Drafted: 2011: EDM (1st Round / 1st Overall) 


NHL Central Scouting’s B.J. MacDonald
“(Nugent-Hopkins) has very good puck-handling capabilities. His on-ice awareness is very good. He's one of those guys that knows where everyone is and where they should be and where the puck should go . . . He can dish both right or left, either on his backhand or forehand with that kind of vision. But not just the vision, but the fact he can lay that puck between the skate boot and the skate blade -- that's hard to find.”

NHL Central Scouting’s Peter Sullivan
“A couple of people high up -- and not naming names -- said Hopkins has the best vision since No. 99 (Wayne Gretzky). That's the highest compliment you can get. But the other thing is the way he competes. He never takes a night off and he works as hard in his own end as he does in the offensive zone and that takes a special player with a special set of skills to do that.”