Sunday, June 26, 2011

Ice draftees in the media

Blake Coleman to the New Jersey Devils in the 3rd round
In the Newark Star-Ledger, Coleman says "I'm kind of an all-around player, tough to play against. I can also put it in the other team's net."
New Jersey's "In Lou We Trust" blog has a very in-depth look at Coleman's game, with lots of embedded video.

Coleman is one of several Ice players to play for Miami University next year. 

Brian Ferlin to the Boston Bruins in the 4th round
Lots of media cover the Bruins, so a few perspectives
NESN points out that Ferlin, who is from Jacksonville, Fla., isn't from a hockey haven, but has a style Bruins fans should be familiar with. Bruins assistant GM Jim Benning said Ferlin is a power forward who does the things the Bruins covet -- "he's strong along the wall. He's strong protecting the puck. He takes pucks to the net." Bruins president Cam Neely might be the first player to be given the "power forward" moniker, and Milan Lucic carries that mantel today.

His draft was also covered in Naples, Fla., where he played before he came to the Ice. Says Ferlin: "There's a couple of organizations I think anyone would want to go to and Boston is one of them. It's special because they've done a really good job drafting in the past."

Draft guru Kirk Luedeke summed up the Bruins' second day in the New England Hockey Journal.

Ferlin will play at Cornell University next year. 

Sean Kuraly to the San Jose Sharks in the 5th round.
We couldn't find much media coverage yet -- but the Bay Area papers haven't hit their deadlines and begun posting online by midnight EDT. Here is the Sharks' press release on their day.

Kuraly plans to return to the Ice next year. 

Congratulations to the three Ice players selected in the draft.

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