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Stockholm Cougars 2013 Draft Review

by Mia Churchill | October 27, 2013, 7:06 PM ET

Aleksander BarkovC

1st round 4th overall

With their first selection of the draft, the Cougars went with the top ranked European skater at the draft.  Aleksander Barkov is a big, strong centerman, who plays well in all three zones.  He posseses great vision and great hands.  One of the youngest players eligible for the entry draft, Barkov may become the youngest player ever to suit up for the Cougars in an SICHL game.  Cougars GM projects Barkov as the franchises number one center for many years.  (SICHL 2014)

 

Hunter Shinkaruk, C

1st round 15th overall

With their second selection of the draft, the Cougars opted for natural goal scorer Hunter Shinkaruk.  Hunter, coveted by Cougars management for his speed, hands and offensive mentallity will be counted on to score goals.  Cougar scouting staff have projected Hunter as one of the teams top scorers for many seasons.  GM Baker hopes the scouting staff is correct.  POTENTIAL:  Number 2 centerman with offensive upside. (SICHL 2015)

 

Ian McCoshen,  D

2nd round 52nd overall

With their third selection the Cougars went with US born offensive defensemen Ian McCoshen.  At 6'3 207 pounds Ian possess's the size and strenth to be more than just an offensive threat.  Ian is headed to Boston College and likely won't turn pro for 3 or 4 more seasons.  Potential: 2nd pairing Defensemen who will get some powerplay time. (SICHL 2017)

 

Gustav Olofsson,  D

3rd round 82nd overall

With their fourth selection the Cougars choose Swedish born defensemen Gustav Olofsson.  Gustav has been playing hockey in the USHL and will be attending Colorado College this season.  Team Sweden has invited Gustav to their world junior camp.  Cougars gm is optimistic the 6'2 190 defender will suit up for Sweden at the WJC.  Potential: 2nd pairing stay at home defensemen.  (SICHL 2017)

 

Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau, LW

4th round 88th overall

From the QMJHL the Cougars selected Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau with their 5th pick.  Blessed with good speed, great on ice vision and a quick release. Gabryel at 5'10 146lbs will likely have to add some pounds to increase his chances of making the SICHL roster.  Gabryel will spend the next two seasons in the QMJHL and continue to work on his game.  Potential:  Top 9 forward.  (SICHL 2018)

 

Patrik Bartosak, G

5th round 116 overall

With their 6th selection the Cougars choose Czech born goaltenter Patrik Bartosak.  Bartosak is an athletic goaltender with good size.  Bartosak started 5 games for the Czech's at the WJC in 2013 where his team finished in 5th place.  Currently Bartosak plays for the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL.  Potential: SICHL back-up goalie.  (SICHL 2018)

 

Merrick Madsen, G

6th round 144th overall

With there 7th selection the Cougars choose USA born goaltenter Merrick Madsen.  Merrick is a 6'4 174 pound lankey goaltenter who will be attending Harvard in 2014.  Cougar scouts will keep an eye on Merrick as he developes his game.  Potentioal: SICHL back-up goalie (SICHL 2018)

 

Terrance Amorosa, D

7th round 172nd overall

With their 8th and final selection of the 2013 SICHL entry draft the Cougars selected Quebec born Terrance Amorosa.  Central scouting did not have Terrance rated in their top 210 North American skaters but Cougars management hopes that the 6'1 195 pound defenseman fell through the cracks.  Potential: 7th or 8th depth defensemen (SICHL 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

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