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PATRICK KANE

- Team: London (OHL)

- Height: 5-foot-10. Weight: 160 lbs.

- Born: Nov. 19, 1988, Buffalo,NY.

- CSB Rank: No. 2, North Americans.

- 2006-07 stats: 62G-83A-145P

- The Skinny: His 145 points with Knights made him the CHL scoring champion ... Had nine points for Team USA at world juniors.

- CSB says: "A skilled playmaker ... great hockey sense ... high end passing skills ... able to fight through checks ... good wrist shot."

KYLE TURRIS

- Team: Burnaby (BCHL)

- Height: 6-foot-1. Weight: 170 lbs.

- Born: Aug. 14, 1989, New Westminster, B.C.

- CSB Rank: No. 1, North Americans

- 2006-07 stats: 66G-55A-121P

- The Skinny: First Tier 2 player to ever be ranked as the top North American by CSB ... Registered 13 multi-point games including three four-goal games.

- CSB says: "Great playmaking ability ... accurate shot with quick release ... fluid skater that has a nose for the game."

JAMES VANRIEMSYK

- Team: U.S. under-18 (USDP)

- Height: 6-foot-3. Weight: 200 lbs.

- Born: May 4, 1989, Middletown, NJ.

- CSB Rank: No. 3, North Americans

- 2006-07 stats: 33G-30A-63P

- The Skinny: Led his team in scoring ... Won gold with USA at the U18 IIHF world championship ... Will attend the University of New Hampshire in 2007.

- CSB says: "Great physical presence and ability to protect the puck ... good stickhandler ... is a good skater with great acceleration."

ALEXEI CHEREPANOV

- Team: Omsk (Russia)

- Height: 6-feet. Weight: 183 lbs.

- Born: Jan. 15, 1989, Barnaul, Russia

- CSB Rank: No. 1, European skaters

- 2006-07 stats: 18G-11A-29P

- The Skinny: Named top forward at the world juniors ... Set the record for goals by a rookie (18) with Omsk, eclipsing Pavel Bure's previous mark of 17.

- CSB says: "Offensive winger with great acceleration and a nose for the net ... has a quick release and can shoot at top speed."

JAKUB VORECEK

- Team: Quebec (QMJHL)

- Height: 6-foot-1. Weight: 187 lbs.

- Born: Aug. 15, 1989, Kladno, C. Republic

- CSB Rank: No. 7, North Americans

- 2006-07 stats: 23G-63A-86P

- The Skinny: Named QMJHL's top offensive rookie ... Set new franchise mark for assists, eclipsing previous of 55 set by Ladislav Nagy in 1998-99.

- CSB says: "Skilled forward with good speed ... attacks with his feet moving and can execute plays at high speeds."

KARL ALZNER

- Team: Calgary (WHL)

- Height: 6-foot-2. Weight: 206 lbs.

- Born: Sept. 24, 1988, Burnaby, B.C.

- CSB Rank: No. 5, North Americans

- 2006-07 stats: 8G-39A-47P

- The Skinny: Named to WHL's eastern conference second all-star team ... Finished season at plus-16 ... Won gold medal with Canada at world juniors.

- CSB says: "A skilled stay-at-home defenceman with good skating ability ... calm under pressure and composed with the puck."

SAM GAGNER

- Team: London (OHL)

- Height: 5-foot-11. Weight: 191 lbs.

- Born: Aug. 10, 1989, London

- CSB Rank: No. 6, North Americans

- 2006-07 stats: 35G-83A-118P

- The Skinny: Won gold medal with Canada at world juniors ... Son of ex-NHLer Dave Gagner ... Finished second in OHL rookie scoring behind Patrick Kane.

- CSB says: "Has very good hands and is creative with the puck ... has a good wrist shot with a quick release ... sees the ice very well."

KEATON ELLERBY

- Team: Kamloops (WHL)

- Height: 6-foot-4. Weight: 186 lbs.

- Born: Nov. 5, 1988, Strathmore, Alta.

- CSB Rank: No. 4, North Americans

- 2006-07 stats: 2G-23A-25P

- The Skinny: Cousin of Coyotes captain Shane Doan ... Won hardest shot competition at 2007 CHL Top Prospects game, topping out at 95.6 mph.

- CSB says: "A playmaking offensive defenceman that finishes his checks well ... is a good skater with great mobility."

ANGELO ESPOSITO

- Team: Quebec (QMJHL)

- Height: 6-foot-1. Weight: 180 lbs.

- Born: Feb. 20, 1989, Montreal

- CSB Rank: No. 8, North Americans

- 2006-07 stats: 27G-52A-79P

- The Skinny: Was first in mid-season CSB North American rankings ... Registered five points in four Memorial Cup games for 2006-champion Quebec.

- CSB says: "Excellent skating ability ... his top-end speed and mobility backs off defenders ... needs to increase physical presence."

LOGAN COUTURE

- Team: Ottawa (OHL)

- Height: 6-foot-1. Weight: 195 lbs.

- Born: March 28, 1989, Guelph

- CSB Rank: No. 19, North Americans

- 2006-07 stats: 26G-52A-78P

- The Skinny: Won OHL shooting accuracy event, nailing four targets on five shots ... Was second in top rookie voting in '05-06 with 64 points in 65 games.

- CSB says: "Good playmaking skills ... has good offensive instincts and sees the ice well ... needs to improve his balance."


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