2011 NHL Draft- Pre-Pre Season Preview

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(Peterborough’s Matt Puempel. Photo Credit Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

The Ivan Hlinka and Team Canada U20 camps are over, and the CHL begins pre-season in two weeks. Who are the early names to watch for 2011?

1. D Adam Larsson (Skellefteå, Elitserien)

The 2010-11 season isn't even underway yet and Adam Larsson is already piling up the points. A season removed from a year in which he chased the U18 points record in the Elitserien, the 6'3, rearguard potted four assists in four games at a recent U20 tournament hosted by USA Hockey in Lake Placid.

Simply put, the Swedish phenom was ready to be fed 15 minutes a night at the NHL level last year. But just what makes him so special?