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Eligible for draft:
5th round (#150 overall), 2006
Max Warn has followed the footsteps of his older brother Jon in the IFK organization in Helsinki. He has never been the top gun in the Finnish junior leagues, but he played on the U18 national team as an underager and was extremely solid there. In 2005-06 he was another step better and one of Finland’s core players in the age group’s World Championships. Warn displayed great versatility over the course of the season by playing all positions, including defenseman.
Warn is built to be a checking player. He has a good frame, a mature sense for the game and is bested in skating by few. Although he can play all positions, he is best suited to speed up and down the wing, dealing hits on a regular basis. He takes care of defensive duties exceptionally well and that is what he would also be expected to do in the NHL. He puts up points fairly consistently from straightforward rushes and at close range, but he will never have the skill to be a scoring player in the show. He doesn't need to do that, though, as he does everything else with consistency and strong work ethic.
Warn could be an utility player in minor pro soon. After some years of steady development, he could start pushing for openings in an NHL roster. He is pushing for fulltime duties in the SM-Liiga for the 2007-08 season.