Leafs' picks

MIKE ZEISBERGER

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COLUMBUS -- A rundown of the six players selected by the Maple Leafs in the 2007 entry draft, including a brief analysis of each player from Maple Leafs director of amateur scouting Dave Morrison.

DALE MITCHELL

PICKED: 3rd round, 74th overall

BORN: April 9, 1989, Etobicoke.

POSITON: Right wing

HEIGHT: 5-foot-8

WEIGHT: 207 lbs.

TEAM: Oshawa Generals (OHL)

2006-07 STATS: 43-37-80

THE SKINNY: Ranked No. 45 among North American skaters ... A skilled forward ... Has a very good shot and releases it quickly ... Plays very aggressive and is good in traffic ... Ranked third on Generals in goals as a 17-year-old.

MORRISON'S TAKE: "He has got a lot of passion. He doesn't need to be pushed to play."

MATT FRATTIN

PICKED: 4th round, 99th overall

BORN: Jan. 3, 1988, Edmonton

POSITON: Right wing

HEIGHT: 5-foot-11

WEIGHT: 187 lbs.

TEAM: Fort Saskatchewan (AJHL)

2006-07 STATS: 54-39-93

THE SKINNY: Ranked 115th among North American skaters ... Ranked second in points in Alberta Junior Hockey League ... Will attend University of North Dakota in 2008.

MORRISON'S TAKE: "A good skater with a lot of offensive upside."

BEN WINNETT

PICKED: 4th round, 104th overall.

BORN: April 3, 1989, New Westminster, B.C.

POSITON: Left wing

HEIGHT: 6-foot-0

WEIGHT: 173 lbs.

TEAM: Salmon Arm (BCHL)

2006-07 STATS: 27-29-56

THE SKINNY: Ranked 90th among North American Skaters ... Needs to be better with the puck in traffic and along the boards ... Nicknamed "Jet" because of his wheels ... Patterns his game after Darcy Tucker.

MORRISON'S TAKE: "A real speed guy who plays with an edge."

JURAJ MIKUS

PICKED: 5th round, 134th overall

BORN: Nov. 30, 1988, Trencin, Slovakia

POSITON: Defenceman

HEIGHT: 6-foot-4

WEIGHT: 185 lbs.

TEAM: SlovakiaTrencin Juniors

2006-07 STATS: 9-15-24

THE SKINNY: Ranked 27th among European skaters ... Controls puck well and is steady in his own end ... Needs to improve his first-step quickness and agility.

MORRISON'S TAKE: "Big, tall defenceman with plenty of potential."

CHRISTOPHER DIDOMENICO

PICKED: 6th round, 164th overall

BORN: Feb. 20, 1989, Toronto

POSITON: Centre

HEIGHT: 5-foot-11

WEIGHT: 165 lbs

TEAM: Saint John (QMJHL)

2006-07 STATS: 25-50-75

THE SKINNY: Ranked 88th among North American skaters ... Named to QMJHL all-rookie team ... Set team record for points in a game with four (1-3-4) on Sept. 30, 2006 ... Played for North York Rangers in 2005-06.

MORRISON'S TAKE: "He has high-end potential but needs to get stronger."

CARL GUNNARSSON

PICKED: 7th round, 194th overall.

BORN: Nov. 9, 1986, Orebro, Sweden

POSITON: Defenceman

HEIGHT: 6-foot-2

WEIGHT: 189 lbs.

TEAM: Linkoping (Swedish Elite League)

2006-07 STATS: 2-2-4

THE SKINNY: Ranked 109th among European skaters for 2005 draft.

MORRISON'S TAKE: "Overage defenceman who we think could be a late-bloomer."


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