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COYOTES DRAFT PREVIEW: SUNDAY

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 fifth, sixth and seventh ranked North American Skaters, as compiled by Central Scouting’s Final Rankings.

KARL ALZNER
Central Scouting Highlight Video: 300K / 700K
League: Western Hockey League (WHL)
Team: Calgary Hitmen
D.O.B: September 24, 1988
Height: 6' 2”
Weight: 206 lbs.
Position: Defenseman
Shoots Left
Ranked: 5th among North American Skaters

Notes: Last season, recorded 47 points (8 goals, 39 assists) in 63 games with the Calgary Hitmen...voted to the 2007 CHL Top Prospects game in Quebec City...member of Team WHL for the 2006 ADT Canada/Russia Challenge...member of Team Pacific for the 2005 Under-17 World Challenge in St. Johns...played on Team Canada at the 2005 Under-18 Jr. World Cup.

SAM GAGNER
Central Scouting Highlight Video: 300K / 700K
League: Ontario Hockey League
Team: London Knights
D.O.B: August 10, 1989
Height: 5' 11”
Weight: 191 lbs.
Position: Center/Wing
Shoots: Right
Ranked: 6th among North American Skaters

Notes: Posted 118 points (35 goals, 83 assists) in 53 games last season with the London Knights...named to the 2007 CHL Top Prospects game in Quebec City...voted to the 2007 OHL All-Star game in Saginaw...member of Team OHL for the 2006 ADT Canada/Russia Challenge...father (Dave) played in the NHL for 15 seasons...member of Team Canada at the 2007 Under-20 World Championships...Member of Team Ontario at the 2006 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge in Regina...Named to the 2007 OHL All-Rookie Team.

JAKUB VORACEK
Central Scouting Highlight Video: 300K / 700K
League: Quebec Major Junio Hockey League (QMJHL)
Team: Halifax Mooseheads
D.O.B: August 15, 1989
Height: 6' 1”
Weight: 187 lbs.
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Ranked: 7th among North American Skaters

Notes: In 2006-07, scored 86 points (23 goals, 63 assists) in 59 games with the Halifax Mooseheads...Halifax's 1st Round Pick (1st overall) in the 2006 CHL Import Draft...voted to the 2007 CHL Top Prospects game in Quebec City...member of Team Czech Republic at the 2007 Under-20 World Championships...named to the QMJHL All-Rookie Team.

PREVIOUS PREVIEWS:
Saturday, June 9th - North American Skaters (#1, #2, #3)
Friday, June 8th - European Goaltenders
Thursday, June 7th - North American Goaltenders
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