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2007 Entry Draft Prospect Profile: Nick Ross

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
From May 7 through June 15, philadelphiaflyers.com will be profiling 30 of the top prospects in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft in alphabetical order. Check back daily Monday through Friday, to learn more about the players who could become first round draft picks of the club. Philadelphia has two first round picks, including the second choice overall.

The 2007 NHL Entry Draft takes place on June 22 and 23 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.


Nick Ross
2007 Team: Regina (WHL)
Position: Defense
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’0’’
Weight: 188
DOB: 2-10-89

2007 Statistics
GP: 70    G: 7    A: 24    PTS: 31    PIM: 87

Overview:
Nick Ross is the 18th highest ranked skater in North America according to Central Scouting, as well as the sixth highest defenseman. He is viewed as a playmaking defenseman that also possesses good size. His strengths include reading the ice, as well as his ability to deliver a big hit.

Although he has good speed and an ability to join the rush, Ross could play with a higher sense of urgency in his game.

Ross just completed his third year in the WHL with the Pats; was selected as one of 40 draft-eligible players to play in the 2007 CHL Top Prospects Game; finished third among all 16-year-old WHL defensemen in scoring with seven goals and 23 points in 62 games for the Pats in 2005-06; and played for Team Pacific at the 2006 Under-17 Junior World Cup.

The Flyers say…
“Nick Ross is a two-way, mobile defenseman. He can move the puck, make a play, and give you some time on the power play. He competes hard, and has some bite in his game.”
– Director of Hockey Operations Chris Pryor

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