Defenseman Kyle Quincey, the 132nd pick in the 2003
draft, headlines the list of six Detroit Red Wings prospects who are currently playing in the CHL in the 2004-05 season.
Kyle Quincey, D – Mississauga IceDogs, OHL
Height: 6’2, Weight: 210 lbs., DOB –
A fourth round pick in 2003, Kyle Quincey is in his second season with
Mississauga IceDogs after starting his OHL career with the London
for his big frame and playing a physical game, Quincey had 139 penalty
last season and led defenseman in scoring with 39 points. He will be
Team Canada this year at the World Junior Hockey Championships in North
So far this season he has 15 assists in 28 games and a -2
Evan McGrath, C – Kitchener Rangers, OHL
Height: 6’0, Weight: 185 lbs., DOB –
Evan McGrath, a fourth round selection in the 2004 draft, is in his
third season with the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL. In 68 games last season he had 51 points, which tied him for fourth in scoring on the team. Noted for his speed and puck handling skills, he is a talented two-way player. McGrath is having a much improved season, leading the Rangers with 45 points in 31 games and sixth in the OHL scoring, he is on his way to far surpassing his point total of last year.
Tyler Haskins, C – Toronto St. Michael’s Majors, OHL
Height: 6’1, Weight: 184 lbs., DOB –
Tyler Haskins, a fifth round pick in the
2004 draft, is in his first full season with the Toronto St. Michael’s
Majors after coming from the Guelph Storm early last season. A hard worker who is good in the face-off circle, Haskins has the height, but could use more weight to add strength on the ice. In 63 games last season he had 45 points and his +18 rating
was good for best on the team. So far this season he has five goals and
13 points in 30 games with a -8 rating.
Ryan Oulahen, C – Brampton Battalion, OHL
Height: 6’0, Weight: 182 lbs., DOB –
A fifth round pick in the 2003 draft, Ryan Oulahen is captain of the
Brampton Battalion in his third season with the club. Often described as an underrated
player, he had 35 points in 57 games last season, tying him for fifth
on the team in scoring with Tyler Harrison. With 15 goals and 28 points in 34 games so far, he is on pace to surpass his totals of last season. His five power play
goals are good for second on the team behind Wojtek Wolski
Steve Covington, RW – Calgary Hitmen, WHL
Height: 6’0, Weight: 178 lbs., DOB –
A seventh round pick in the 2004 draft, Steve Covington is in his third
full season with the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL. Covington picked up the
Calgary coach’s award in 2003-04 for his efforts on the ice. His cousin is teammate Andrew Ladd, was drafted fourth overall in the 2004 draft by Carolina. Noted
for being a strong penalty killer with great speed and work ethic, Covington posted six goals and 13 assists for 19 points in 72 games last season. He already has nine goals in 35 games this season and is on pace to beat his point total from
last year with 16 points so far. His five power play goals are best on the team.
Vadimir Kutny, LW – Val-d’Or Foreurs, QMJHL
Height: 6’4, Weight: 196 lbs., DOB –
An eighth round selection in the 2003 draft, Vladimir Kutny is in his
first full season with the Val-d’Or Foreurs of the QMJHL after coming from the Quebec Remparts. This Trencin, Slovakia native is making a bid to play for his country at this year’s World Junior Hockey Championships. A mobile skater, with good size, who can win battles for the puck easily, he had 13 goals and 29 points in 58 games in the 2004-04 season. So far this season he has six goals and 15 points in 34 games.
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