#26 Nick Leddy – The Hockey Spy’s 2009 NHL Entry Draft Rankings

Christopher Ralph is a hockey writer with a focus on prospects and the entry draft, as well as the Leafs’ correspondent here at THW.

“Full Potential” Prospect Profile:

Leddy Was 2009 Minnesota's "Mr. Hockey" Award Winner{Gordie Howe Statue by JasonUsher5 - FLickr}

Leddy Was 2009 Minnesota's "Mr. Hockey" Award Winner{Gordie Howe Statue by JasonUsher5 - FLickr}

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25. Nick Leddy – Eden Prairie, MN – 5’11″ – 180 lbs – MN-HS – Eden Prairie – D
One-Timer: The recently crowned “Mr. Hockey”, as the best high-school player in Minnesota high school, is a tad on the small side, but boy is he fast! He is a very poised player and an uncanny ability to make plays at high speeds. He posses very good vision and thus makes intelligent decisions on both sides of the rink, to go with his exceptional skating ability. He will be attending the University of Minnesota in 2009.

NHL Player(s) Comparison: Kris Russell, Dan Boyle, Brian Rafalski

Bio/Interview Links:

http://www.stanleycupofchowder.com/2009/6/6/901070/2009-nhl-entry-draft-prospects

Scouting Combine Performance:

  • Sorokin enthusiastically reported: “What a physique! Absolutely murdered the vertical leap test. Put together beautifully, as he’s got the lower body to be able to skate, and the upper body to handle forwards. Should be a good one in my opinion.” TSN confirmed Leddy had the best vertical jump of the day.

International Tournaments: At the Under-18 Ivan Hlinka tournament in 2008, recording two assists in four games, representing Team USA

ETA = 3 to 4 years

Risk-Reward Analysis: Risk = 2.5/5   Reward = 4/5

NHL Potential: 2nd pairing two-way blueliner

Fantasy Hockey Potential: Offensive = 8/10   Defensive = 8/10

Other Rankings:

  • ISS: 21
  • CSB: 24-NA
  • TSN: n/a
  • THN: 25

Video Links: N/A

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Christopher Ralph

Christopher Ralph

Managing Editor/Lead Prospect/Draft Analyst at THW
Chris is THW's senior draft/prospect analyst and a Managing Editor. Watch for Chris' regular column "The Next Ones" Prospect Profile series as well as the annual THW NHL Entry Draft Guide. Follow @ChrisRalphTHW on Twitter as he infiltrates, dissects and analyzes all happenings of hockey prospects and the NHL entry draft. Email: cralph[at]thehockeywriters[dot]com
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