In this edition of Draft Mid-Terms, we're still in the hinterland of the draft. The players we consider all have strengths and all have big weaknessesit's a selection of big defensemen with no offense or skating issues, small forwards with scoring skills, and big forwards who haven't produced the way they were expected to. For my money, the best player in this set of 10 is the one at the very bottom.
161. Brian Bunnett, Center, 6'1", 190 lbs. OJHL: 49GP, 16G, 17A, 33P. The math doesn't like him at all, but Kirk Leudeke suggests that Bunnett might be a diamond in the rough. He isn't getting much ice-time in the OJHL, and his physical skills are apparently quite good. Also possibly of note: he scored three shorthanded goals this season.
My call: It's an interesting take on Bunnett, who I'd otherwise be inclined to dismiss. I'm still not sure I'd be interested in investing more than a late pick in him.
162. Tanner Sorenson, Right Wing, 5'8", 165 lbs. H.S.: 33GP, 26G, 27A, 53P (as of January 23). A smallish forward, Sorenson is generally reported to be a highly capable offensive forward, and he's bound for Michigan State.