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What They're Saying About Larson

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Nick Larson

Position: Center
Height: 6'1" Weight: 175 Shoots: Right
Born: Jan. 16, 1989 (Edina, MN)
Draft: Drafted 185th by the Washington Capitals  in the 2007 NHl Entry Draft
Central Scouting Bureau

nick larson _Omaha • USHL _6’1”, 175 lbs. Center, shoots right _Born: January 16, 1989 in Edina, Minnesota _   Final Ranking: 109 • Mid-Term Ranking: 51 • North American Skater
Personal Profile: Has had the nickname  Lars all his life … wears #18 because of John Mayasich … Mayacish played high school hockey in Minnesota, attended the University of Minnesota and was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976 … patterns his game after Tampa Bay forward Brad Richards and San Jose’s joe Thornton because they see the ice well and play both ways … credits his dad for having the most influence on his career … Some of his pre-game rituals include: carb-loading, stretching in the same order and leaving the locker room in the same order … admires his grandpa “because he is a great man who has good values” … most memorable hockey game played: 2006 State Tournament – “I scored a hat trick in the second period and we won 4-3” … most memorable hockey game watched: 2003 Stanley Cup playoff series victory by the Minnesota Wild over the Colorado Avalanche  -- “it showed anyone can beat anyone” … if he could invite any three people to dinner he would choose: Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong and Steve Yzerman – “all three are driven to be the best at what they do” … favorites include: “glove high” (shootout move), Minnesota Wild (NHL team), Joe Thornton (NHL player), SportsCenter (TV show), NHL 2007 and Tiger Woods 2007 (video games), Tree 6 Mafia (group), Will Ferrell (actor), and Wedding Crashers (movie) … will attend University of Minnesota in 2008.

Red Line Report
Ranked 128th. "Big, raw power winger has tools, lacks hockey sense."

International Scouting Services
Ranked 77th.
"FInished the season playing for Omaha, which selected him in the third round, 33rd overall in 2006 USHL draft. A tireless worker, gave 100% on every shift. Has pretty good size. Plays with intensity. Skates well, very agile, but still needs to improve leg strength. Played regular shift, PP and PK. Willing to battle through checks and traffic."
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