An in-depth look at Edmonton's draft picks

RANDY SPORTAK, SUN MEDIA

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SAM GAGNER, C/W, LONDON, OHL

Selected: Sixth overall

Shoots: Right; 5-foot-11, 190 lbs

Born: Aug. 10, 1989 From: Oakville, Ont.

Season: Had 35 goals, 83 assists for 118 points in 53 games for the London

Knights in his first OHL season

Central Scouting report: A skilled forward with the ability to make the big plays ... has very good hands and is creative with the puck ... has a good wrist shot with a quick release.

ALEX PLANTE, D, CALGARY, WHL

Selected: 15th overall

Shoots: Right; 6-foot5, 220 lbs

Born: May 9, 1989 From: Brandon, Man.

Season: Had eight goals and 30 assists for 38 points in 58 games with the Calgary Hitmen last season. Added 81 PIM.

Central Scouting report: A stay-at-home defenceman with good size ... Has a long

stride and is able to skate the puck out of his own zone ... Needs to improve his foot speed and agility.

RILEY NASH, C, SALMON ARM, BCHL

Selected: 21st overall

Shoots: Right; 6-foot-1, 175 lbs.

Born: May 9, 1989 From: Consort, Alta.

Season: Netted 38 goals and 45 assists, 83 points in 55 games with Salmon Arm of the BCHL last season. Had 87 PIM.

Central Scouting report: A skilled forward. A shifty center with good skating ability. Handles the puck with ease and is smart positionally. Needs to be

more consistent through 60 minutes.


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