David Krejci, C – Gatineau Olympiques, QMJHL
Height: 5’11, Weight: 180 lbs., DOB – 1986-08-24
David Krejci, a rookie with the Gatineau
Olympiques of the QMJHL, was the 63rd overall selection in the 2004 Entry Draft. Last
season he played with HC Kladno. Krejci was a member of the Czech team that captured a bronze medal at the 2005 World Junior Hockey Championships. A playmaker with
good vision, Krejci has soft hands, handles the puck well, and will dig for the puck in the corners. In 54 games he is fourth in QMJHL rookie scoring with 58 points and he has 21 goals and 25 penalty minutes.
Martins Karsums, RW – Moncton Wildcats, QMJHL
Height: 5’10, Weight: 190 lbs., DOB – 1986-02-26
Martins Karsums, the 64th overall pick in the
2004 Entry Draft, is in his second season with the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL. In
60 games last season he was fifth for QMJHL rookies in points with 53 and had 30
goals and 76 penalty minutes. With good hockey
sense and instincts, Karsums also has good speed and plays with focus and
determination. Due to injuries Karsums has only played 30 games this season, but
has 14 goals, 26 points and a +9 rating, so far.
Benoit Mondou, C – Shawinigan Cataractes, QMJHL
Height: 5’10, Weight: 180 lbs., DOB – 1985-05-03
Benoit Mondou, an eighth-round pick in 2003, is
in his fourth season in the QMJHL. He started in the league in 2001-02 with the
Baie-Comeau Drakkar and joined the Shawinigan Cataractes midway through the
2002-03 season. In 68 games last season he lead the team with 61 assists and 95
points and his 34 goals were good for second behind Pascal Pelletier. Hockey
runs in the family; Mondou is the son of former NHLer Pierre Mondou, who played
for the Montreal Canadiens. Noted as being a gifted playmaker, Mondou is strong
offensively. In 47 games this season he has 36 penalty minutes and leads the
team with 39 assists and 52 points.
Masi Marjamaki, LW – Moose Jaw Warriors, WHL
Height: 6’2, Weight: 187 lbs., DOB – 1985-01-16
Masi Marjamaki, the 66th overall pick in the 2003
Entry Draft, is in his first full season with the Moose Jaw Warriors of the WHL, after
coming from the Red Deer Rebels last season. In 63 games in 2003-04 he had 21
goals, 39 points and 103 penalty minutes. He was a member of
the Finnish team at the 2005 World Junior Hockey Championships. The captain of
the Warriors has brought a lot of leadership to the team and possesses a good
shot and can stickhandle well. He is noted for being a solid player and having a
lot of character. Marjamaki has only played 39 games this season due to an
injury that sidelined him in November, but has 12 goals, a -3 rating and 38
points, good for fifth overall on the team.
Ashton Rome, RW – Red Deer Rebels, WHL
Height: 6’1, Weight: 202 lbs., DOB – 1985-12-31
Ashton Rome, a fourth-round selection in the 2004
draft, joined the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL earlier this year. He came from the
Moose Jaw Warriors, where he has played since the 2002-03 season. In 72 games
with Moose Jaw last season he had 15 goals, 37 points and 139 penalty minutes. A
character player who leads by example, Rome is utilized on the power play and
penalty kill. In 61 games this season he has 42 points, a team worst -39 rating
and his 113 penalty minutes puts him in second on the team in that category,
behind Philadelphia prospect Colin Fraser.
Nate Thompson, C – Seattle Thunderbirds, WHL
Height: 6’0, Weight: 190 lbs., DOB – 1984-10-05
Nate Thompson, a sixth-round pick in 2003, is in
his fourth season with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL. In 65 games last
season he had 13 goals, 36 points and 24 penalty minutes. A strong offensive
forward, Thompson is a quick skater who plays solid at both ends of the ice. In
44 games this season he has 12 goals, 23 points and a +6 rating.
Kris Versteeg, LW – Lethbridge Hurricanes, WHL
Height: 5’10, Weight: 172 lbs., DOB – 1986-05-13
Kris Versteeg, a fifth-round selection in the
2004 Entry Draft, is in his third season with the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the WHL. In
68 games last season he had 85 penalty minutes, 16 goals and he tied with Tampa
Bay prospect Nick Tarnasky for the most points on the team with 49. A speedy,
skilled forward with good agility, Versteeg goes hard to the net and will go
into traffic. In 59 games this season he has surpassed his goal total of last
year with 20 and has 44 points and a +14 rating.
Frank Rediker, D – London Knights, OHL
Height: 6’1, Weight: 200 lbs., DOB – 1985-03-15
Frank Rediker, a fourth-round selection in the
2003 Entry Draft, is in his fourth season in the OHL. With the London Knights since
the 2003-04 season, he began his OHL career with the Windsor Spitfires. Due to injuries,
Rediker has seen limited action in the last two seasons. In 24 games in 2003-04
he had three goals, nine points and 43 penalty minutes. A fast skater who moves
the puck well, Rediker punishes players along the boards and in front of his
net. In 16 games this season he has one goal, four points and a +9 rating.
Mike Brown, G – Owen Sound Attack, OHL
Height: 6’0, Weight: 197 lbs., DOB – 1985-03-04
Mike Brown, a fifth-round selection in the 2003
Entry Draft, is in his third season in the OHL. He joined the Owen Sound Attack
earlier this season from the Saginaw Spirit. In 51 games last season he had 14
wins, a .903 save percentage and four shutouts. A butterfly goalie, Brown is
athletic and has a quick glove. Since joining Owen Sound he has turned his
numbers around, in 49 games this season he has 21 wins, a .909 save percentage
and two shutouts.
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