Kodiak tops list of Calgarians

SCOTT FISHER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:55 AM ET

Dylan Olsen will have a new boss in a few days.

Who knows? It could be Calgary Flames GM Darryl Sutter.

Olsen, a 6-foot-2, 210-lb. rearguard who said he compares his style of play to Flames blueliner Dion Phaneuf, is the highest-ranked local prospect heading into this weekend's NHL Entry Draft.

But Olsen is uncertain which team will call his name in Montreal.

"I'm not really sure," he said. "On TSN, I was projected to go 20th overall to the Flames. But, then again, you never know."

But following in the footsteps of his father, who was drafted by the Flames in 1985, would be just fine with the younger Olsen.

"Absolutely, it would be," he said. "I'm very excited. I'm leaving (today). I think my whole family is going."

Ranked 27th by the Central Scouting Bureau, the Camrose Kodiaks defenceman attended the NHL scouting combine last month.

"It went by fast," he said. "I was only there 48 hours.

"I had 29 interviews plus fitness testing, so there wasn't much time for sleep. But it was a good experience."

Regardless of which team chooses him, Olsen will be off to Minnesota Duluth next season, where he'll join Calgary product and former Kodiaks teammate Mike Connolly as a member of the Bulldogs.

Fellow AJHLer Corban Knight (Okotoks Oilers) is also highly ranked.

Other local products ranked by Central Scouting include Justin Dowling (Swift Current Broncos) and Hayden Rintoul (Kootenay Ice).

LOCAL HOPEFULS

SKATERS (CSB RANKINGS)

27. D Dylan Olsen (Camrose Kodiaks)

Calgary

6-foot-2, 206 lb.

53 GP 10G 19A 29P 123PIM

64. C Corban Knight (Okotoks Oilers)

Calgary

6-foot-1, 180 lb.

61 GP 34G 38A 72P 55PIM

96. LW Kris Foucault (Calgary Hitmen)

Calgary

6-foot, 202 lb.

26 GP 9G 8A 17P 16PIM

101. C Justin Dowling (Swift Current Broncos)

Cochrane

5-foot-9, 182 lb.

71GP 22G 44A 66P 16PIM

111. D Hayden Rintoul (Kootenay Ice)

Calgary

6-foot, 181 lb.

67GP 8G 18A 26P 33PIM

150. RW Brandon Kozun (Calgary Hitmen)

Calgary

5-foot-8, 162 lb.

72GP 40G 68A 108P 58PIM

GOALTENDERS

Aaron Dell (Calgary Canucks) (not ranked)

Airdrie

6-foot-, 185 lb.

51GP 2.53 GAA .923Sv%


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