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Friday, September 10, 2010

One more USHL sleeper: Colten St. Clair

This late November '92 birthdate and Arizona native wasn't eligible for the 2010 draft, and although plans to be at North Dakota appear to have fallen through, Colten St. Clair could move up a lot of draft boards with a breakout year for the Fargo Force (where he'll skate in front of B's prospect Zane Gothberg).

This is a solid two-way forward who doesn't have great size (5-11, 190), but skates well and plays an up-tempo, high-energy game. His feet are always moving, and he has very good vision; his ability to contribute positively with and without the puck make him an interesting option after the second round (as currently projected). He scored 17 and 15 goals respectively in two USHL seasons and could post 20-25 this year.

"He's probably a third-rounder in my book because he's not gifted enough offensively," Red Line scout Max Giese said. "He's also lacks (Florida 2nd-rounder) Connor Brickley's edge, but is a really smart two-way player and competes hard."

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