Saturday, June 8, 2013

Will Cam Askew Be A Top 5 Pick?

Mike McMahon of College Hockey News caused a bit of a stir last night when he tweeted that American forward Cam Askew will likely be selected early in today’s QMJHL Entry Draft and sign with that team.

So there’s that.

Who is picking in the top five today? Cape Breton, Shawinigan, Saint John, Sherbrooke, and Bathurst. Of those five, I think we can all agree on which team an American player would likely want to play for. Still, it’s hard to imagine the Dogs passing on Nathan Noel. Maybe another team moves into the top five today or something? We’ll have to wait and see.

International Scouting Services has Saint John selecting Askew late in the first round of their mock draft. He is ranked 27th by ISS and 59th by

He’s an interesting prospect who has committed and decommited from a number of schools and teams, creating rumours of him coming to the Q for a while now.

Each QMJHL team is required to select at least two Americans in the Entry Draft.

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