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Bryan Little  #18

Winnipeg Jets  Center
NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: November 12, 1987  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 189 DRAFTED: ATL / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (12th overall)
<span class="txt18Strg">YoungStar Profile </span><br /> <br /> <a href="#quick"><b>QUICK FACTS</b></a><br /> <a href="#he"><b>HE SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#they"><b>THEY SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#news"><b>IN THE NEWS</b></a><br /> <a href="#video"><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b></a><br /> <br /> <a name="quick"></a><b>QUICK FACTS</b><br /> In just is second NHL season, Little has emerged as one of the prime offensive threats on the Thrashers. Atlanta's first pick (12th overall) in the 2006 Entry Draft, he already has surpassed the point total of his rookie season (6-10--16 in 48 games). <br /> <br /> At the age of 15, Little began a four-year, 342-point career in the Ontario Hockey League with the Barrie Colts, highlighted by a sixth place finish in the OHL scoring race in 2006-07 with 107 points in 57 games. <br /> <br /> The five-foot-11, 190-pound forward also helped lead Canada to a gold medal at the 2007 World Junior Championships, a feat he lists as his favorite hockey memory. <br /> <br /> <a name="he"></a><b>HE SAID IT</b><br /> On his increased scoring this year: &quot;Last year, it seemed like no bounces were going my way. This year, it seems like all the bounces are going my way, and they're all hitting my stick. (Also) when I have the puck this year, I just feel more confident. I want to hang on to it longer and make plays. Last year, I just wanted to give it away as fast as I could.&quot; <br /> <br /> On getting comfortable on the power-play unit: &quot;It took me a while. Sometimes you feel like you're not really accomplishing a lot when you're screening the goalie or trying to get open. I'm starting to get used to it, used to the fact guys are shooting it right past me.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="they"></a><b>THEY SAID IT</b><br /> Thrashers head coach John Anderson: &quot;I think he's just getting to the little quiet spots where the puck is going to get to him and he's figured it out down low.&quot; <br /> <br /> Thrashers forward Slava Kozlov: &quot;He gets his nose dirty and battles for the pucks in front of the net. He's strong on his skates, and he wins some battles. He's very solid.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="news"></a><b>IN THE NEWS</b><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=401828&amp;cmpid=rss">Little gives Thrashers a big offensive boost</a><br /> <a href="http://www.ajc.com/services/content/printedition/2008/12/28/thrashers.html">Now Little is Scoring A Lot</a><br /> <a href="http://www.ajc.com/thrashers/content/printedition/2008/11/20/thrashers.html?cxntlid=inform_artr">Top Scorer Little Feels More at Home</a><br /> <br /> <!--<a name="video"></a><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?&id=23175">TSN: The perfect Rock Star</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?&id=22793">Ovechkin vs. Crosby</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?&id=21304">Ovie's Crazy Eights Kids Clinic</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?&id=21208">Is this the Year campaign</a><br /><br>-->
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I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic