2008 WHL Top 10

Matt Bugg

2007-08-04

 Kyle Beach

The title is self-explanatory, so without further ado… 

1. Kyle Beach, C (Everett Silvertips)

Height/Weight: 6'3, 180 lbs
2006-07 Statline: 65 GP, 29-32-61, +27, 196 PIM

Scouting Report: Has the physique of a man ten years older. Eric Lindros was the last forward prospect to dominate junior with his strength and body the same way. Premier vision and shot arsenal.

Potential: Star powerforward, 45-55-100, 200 PIM

2. Luke Schenn, D (Kelowna Rockets)

Height/Weight: 6'3, 209 lbs
2006-07 Statline: 72 GP, 2-27-29, -10, 139 PIM

Scouting Report: Often compared to Dion Phaneuf for his no-holds-barred physical game. Mature beyond his years in every aspect. A treat to watch as he uses both his body and stick to effectively remove opponents from the puck. Offensive ability rapdily rounding into form.

Potential: Franchise defenseman, 10-40-50, 200 PIM

3. Zach Boychuk, C (Lethbridge Hurricanes)

Height/Weight: 5'9, 170 lbs
2006-07 Statline: 69 GP, 31-60-91, +19, 52 PIM

Scouting Report: The WHL's 3rd leading scorer at age 16. A dazzling stickhandler who doesn't mind the rough stuff. Outstanding vision and playmaking ability are at or near the tops of his draft class.

Potential: #1 centre, 30-55-85

 
4. Colten Teubert, D (Regina Pats)

Height/Weight: 6'4, 180 lbs
2006-07 Statline: 63 GP, 3-8-11, +2, 91 PIM

Scouting Report: Crushing hitter with a fantastic defensive game. Quite mobile despite his size. Impossible to beat one-on-one and a respected leader at 16 years of age.

Potential: Top-four defensive defenseman, 5-20-25, +30

5. Tyler Myers, D (Kelowna Rockets)

Height/Weight: 6'7, 194 lbs
2006-07 Statline: 59 GP, 2-13-15, -21, 78 PIM

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Scouting Report: A huge project, in more than one way. Used in every important situation in his first full WHL season. Can lay players out, but generally plays a clean, super-effective game in his own end.

Potential: Top-four defenseman, 5-20-25, 100 PIM
 
 
6. Jordan Eberle, C (Regina Pats)

Height/Weight: 5'10, 162 lbs
2006-07 Statline: 68 GP, 28-27-55, +13, 32 PIM

Scouting Report: Extremely shifty forward who can blow past even the best defenders. Prefers to go end-to-end with the biscuit and finish it off with a laser wrister.

Potential: Top-six winger, 35-40-75
 
 
7. Geordie Wudrick, LW (Swift Current Broncos)
 
Height/Weight: 6'3, 200 lbs
2006-07 Statline: 67 GP, 13-11-24, -13, 60 PIM

Scouting Report: Former second overall Bantam draft selection lived up to hype with team 5th-most goals and 9th-most points in first full WHL season. Prefers to bull to the net, but can negotiate traffic with ease thanks to soft hands. Very good work ethic and leadership.

Potential: Top-six power winger, 35-30-65, 110 PIM
 
 
8. Tyler Ennis, C (Medicine Hat Tigers)

Height/Weight: 5'9, 155 lbs
2006-07 Statline: 71 GP, 26-24-50, +1, 30 PIM

Scouting Report: The smallest of a large class of undersized Dub forwards for '08. Despite that, a huge heart allows him to compete in both ends of the ice. Watch for this gifted playmaker to also wear a letter in the NHL.

Potential: Top-six centre, 25-40-65
 
 
9. Dustin Tokarski, G (Spokane Chiefs)

Height/Weight: 5'11, 173 lbs
2006-07 Statline: 30 GP, 13-11-1, 2 SO, 2.80 GAA, 0.903 SV%

Scouting Report: Incredible poise for a goaltender his age. Technically sound with a preference for taking away the bottom of the net. Protects the top with a quick glovehand.

Potential: Starting goaltender
 
 
10. Colby Robak, D (Brandon Wheat Kings)
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