Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sea Dogs could be drafted today

Today should be a better day for the QMJHL.

Just two players from the Q were selected in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft, which was held last night in Chicago. There should be a lot more selected today when rounds two through seven take place. The show begins at 11 a.m. on Sportsnet.

Two Saint John Sea Dogs players could be selected today: forward Cedric Pare and goaltender Alex D'Orio.

Pare was ranked 146th amongst North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting, 176th by ISS Hockey and 202nd by

D'Orio, meanwhile, has been ranked all over the map.

NHL Central Scouting13th (NA goalies)
Sports Illustrated48th overall
Sportsnet - Jeff Marek69th overall
TheScout.ca122nd overall
Future Considerations134th overall
HockeyProspect.com196th overall

The Sea Dogs have had players selected in three straight NHL Drafts. D'Orio is looking to become the first Saint John goaltender to ever be drafted into the NHL.

Sea Dogs prospect Shane Bowers was selected by the Ottawa Senators last night. There could be a few more Dogs prospect taken today with Ben Mirageas (63rd) and Morgan Barron (98th) both ranked by Central Scouting.

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