NHL Draft

NHL Draft

Post by Roger L » Wed, 02 Jun 1993 03:39:00


    Well, as all you hockey fans know, the NHL draft is coming up. I
have some questions about one of the players projected as one of the top
5 picks in this draft -- Paul Kariya, freshman for the University of
Maine.
    Can someone please give me some background on this kid. I understand
he might be the first player of asian (Japanese) descent ever drafted
that high.
 
 
 

NHL Draft

Post by Scott McArthur Forre » Thu, 03 Jun 1993 08:22:52

Quote:

>    Well, as all you hockey fans know, the NHL draft is coming up. I
>have some questions about one of the players projected as one of the top
>5 picks in this draft -- Paul Kariya, freshman for the University of
>Maine.
>    Can someone please give me some background on this kid. I understand
>he might be the first player of asian (Japanese) descent ever drafted
>that high.

He's from North Vancouver (where I live) and played junior hockey with
Penticton in the BCJHL, where I believe he was voted player of the year
in his final year there.  He then played for the University of Maine
Black Bears, where his line totally dominated, earning him the Hobey
Baker award as the best US College hockey player.  This was the first time
the award was ever won by a freshmen, it is usually given to seniors.
During the season he also found time to play for the Canadian Junior team
and the World Junior Championships in Gavle, Sweden.  He was a offensive
force that helped the team to the gold medal.

And yes, he is a Japanese-Canadian, but not a native Japanese.

-Scott Forrest, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada


 
 
 

NHL Draft

Post by Paul Brancha » Fri, 04 Jun 1993 01:18:18

The latest issue of the Hockey News has a feature article on Paul Kariya
(not to mention all the other eligible draft choices) and the fact that he
might just be the next Great One, in terms of his ability to read the play
and know where to be and when.

FYI, it is Vol. 46, No. 35 of The Hockey News (it is supposed to be displayed
until July 2, 1993, so grab it while you can).  

If the draft interests you in any way, this issue is worth reading. You get
an analysis of the Central Scouting Bureau's top juniors vs. THN's, as well
as a list of all 26 teams and what they want on draft day.

BTW, Paul Kariya is ranked #5 by the CSB and THN.

Best of luck to all the juniors in Quebec City on June 26!

HotBranch over and out!
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