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COYOTES DRAFT PREVIEW: MONDAY

by Chad Lynch / Arizona Coyotes
As the Phoenix Coyotes prepare for the upcoming 2007 NHL Entry Draft, PhoenixCoyotes.com will begin daily ‘scouting reports,’ looking at a three potential draftees in a new feature titled: “Coyotes Draft Preview.”


In this installment of “Coyotes Draft Preview”, PhoenixCoyotes.com takes a closer look at the 10th, 11th & 12th ranked European Skater, as compiled by Central Scouting’s Final Rankings.

EVGENI DADONOV
Central Scouting Highlight Video: 300K / 700K
League: Russia (RUS)
Team: Chelyabinsk
D.O.B: March 12, 1989
Height: 5' 10”
Weight: 168 lbs.
Position: Right Wing
Shoots Left
Ranked: 10th among European Skaters

Notes: Scored one goal and one assist in 24 games with Chelyabinsk last season...a skilled forward with excellent agility and quickness...has good hands and can handle the puck in traffic...sees the ice well and makes good plays...works hard and creates a lot of opportunity in the offensive zone...won a gold medal with Russia at the 2007 Under-18 World Championsips in Finland.

YAKOV SELEZNEV
Central Scouting Highlight Video: 300K / 700K
League: Russia-2 (RUS-2)
Team: Leninogorsk
D.O.B: August 4 1989
Height: 6' 1”
Weight: 185 lbs.
Position: Defense
Shoots: Left
Ranked: 11th among European Skaters

Notes: Recorded eight assists and 48 penalty minutes in 33 games last season...a smooth skating defenseman that likes to carry the puck...has a god shot from the point and shoots often...effective on the power-play...uses his stickhandling and passing ability to his advantage in his own end...has a good work ethic, but needs more experience.

LUCA CUNTI
Central Scouting Highlight Video: 300K / 700K
League: Swiss-3
Team: Dubendorf
D.O.B: July 4, 1989
Height: 6' 0”
Weight: 190 lbs.
Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Ranked: 12th among European Skaters

Notes: A skilled forward with an excellent stride and speed...has very good on ice awareness and soft hands...controls the puck well and scores highlight reel goals...needs to get tougher in fighting through checks...needs to improve his competitiveness in the defensive zone.

PREVIOUS PREVIEWS:
Sunday, June 17th - European Skaters (#5, #7 & #9)
Saturday, June 16th - North American Skaters (#26, #28), European Skater (#3)
Friday, June 15th - North American Skaters (#23, #24, #25)
Thursday, June 14th - North American Skaters (#20, #21, #22)
Wednesday, June 13th - North American Skaters (#14, #16, #18)
Tuesday, June 12th - North American Skaters (#11, #12, #13)
Monday, June 11th - North American Skaters (#8, #9, #10)
Sunday, June 10th - North American Skaters (#5, #6, #7)
Saturday, June 9th - North American Skaters (#1, #2, #3)
Friday, June 8th - European Goaltenders
Thursday, June 7th - North American Goaltenders
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