In total, the Sea Dogs drafted 14 players. That number includes two picks in the first round and three in the top 22 selections.
Saint John had the top pick of the draft and selected defenseman Luke Green. Later on in the opening round, with the 15th overall pick, the Sea Dogs took forward Julien Tessier. Info on those two can be found in separate posts here and here.
Here is a look at Saint John’s other picks.
Second round, 22nd overall - Matt Green
The Sea Dogs didn’t waste much time in snagging 16-year old Matt Green, the twin brother of Luke.
Matt, a 5’10" and 151 lbs forward, had 14 goals and 24 assists in in 34 games with Newbridge Academy of the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League last season. He added another five goals and 12 assists in 17 playoff games. His 34 points was good for fourth in NSMMHL rookie scoring.
He also had a solid Gatorade Excellence Challenge with Team Nova Scotia, registering five goals and an assist in five games.
Matt was ranked 52nd by QMJHL Central Scouting and 36th by HockeyProspect.com.
“Matt is a great skater who is able to use all edges with ease and at full speed,” writes HockeyProspect.com. “He is slippery in traffic, and can show some real agility with and without the puck. Offensively, he really enjoys using the periphery as his playground, seeking linemates in seams to pass to and can be extremely accurate, with perfect timing. Matt plays a great switch game, preferring that and give-and-go situation to a cycle game. His puck control is elite and on par with his brother.”
Fourth round, 59th overall – Ryan Kenny
Kenny is a big 16-year old forward who played with the Miramichi Rivermen of the NB/PEI Major Midget Hockey League last season. Listed at 6’2”, 196 lbs, Kenny recorded four goals, six assists, and 104 penalty minutes in 34 games with the Rivermen. He added an assist in four playoff games.
The Bathurst native played with Team New Brunswick at the Gatorade Excellence Challenge where he recorded a goal and two assists in five games.
“Kenny is a big, tall forward who displayed a strong power-forward skating style,” writes HockeyProspect.com in their draft guide. “Kenny is more of a patient player, looking for opportunities and reading the play. He has a good skillset with the puck and can handle it while skating in traffic as well.”
Kenny was ranked 49th by HockeyProspect.com