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Get to know a draft pick — Dalton Thrower

Jun 22, 2012, 10:18 AM EDT

Dalton Thrower

All week leading up to the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh, we’ll be profiling top prospects who may hear their names called Friday in the first round. Nothing too in-depth. Just enough so you know who they are and what they’re about.

Dalton Thrower (Defense)

Height: 5′ 11″  Weight: 189   Shoots: Right

Team: Saskatoon Blades (WHL)

Country: Canada

NHL Central Scouting ranking: No. 26 skater in North America

What kind of player is he?

If you’re looking for a blue-liner with a mix of offense and nastiness, then the guy with the killer name in Dalton Thrower could be your choice. Thrower is a two-way defenseman who put up some great numbers for Saskatoon this season with 18 goals, 36 assists, and 104 penalty minutes. He’s been compared to Kevin Bieksa, and Thrower even says Bieksa is his favorite player.

Quotable

“He’s a guy who definitely has the ability to move the puck and make the right offensive play. But it’s his willingness to battle and compete and do things that winners do – block shots, get in the way, do whatever it takes, fight if he has to and stand up for his teammates.” – Mark Seidel, chief scout North American Central Scouting.

More draft profiles:

Nail Yakupov

Filip Forsberg

Mikhail Grigorenko

Ryan Murray

Griffin Reinhart

Alex Galchenyuk

Derrick Pouliot

Malcolm Subban

  1. bcisleman - Jun 22, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Could be a poor man’s Ryan Murray. Along w/ Adam Pelech, a player Isles should target w/ #34.

  2. govtminion - Jun 22, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    I demand that Calgary draft him so we can make ‘Flame Thrower’ jokes.

  3. datsyukdominates - Jun 22, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    The Wings should have been in position to draft this kid, he’s exactly the kind of player they need for the future. Instead they basically gave away their first round pick for the mostly inept Kyle Quincey. Big FAIL by Ken Holland!

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