#49 Philippe Paradis – The Hockey Spy’s 2009 NHL Entry Draft Rankings

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49. Philippe Paradis

Date of birth: January 02, 1991
Place of birth: Normandin, Que., Canada
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 196
Shoots: L

One-Timer: Paradis notched 50 points in 66 games and was a plus 20 last season for Shawinigan. He won the hardest shot competition at the Top Prospects game. His coach, Eric Veillieux, thinks he was one of the best hitters in the QMJHL. He has been described as a slightly less talented Jordan Caron. He does have good size, is a good skater, and it is not afraid to go to the tough areas to score goals. He is very responsible defensively, but he also possesses good offensive upside.

 

NHL Player(s) Comparison: Brendan Morrow

Bio/Interview Links:

http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospectdetail.htm?dpid=5537&sort=finalRank


Scouting Combine Performance:

  • Sorokin observed: “Was much hype around this guy, especially coming from central scouting guys. I’m afraid I don’t know much about him in terms of his skills, but he’s a pretty big kid, and looks physically ready.”
  • Gare Joyce noted Paradis was one of only seven to score “AA” (above average) in both upper and lower body development.

International Tournaments: Paradis competed with Team Quebec at the 2008 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

ETA = 3 years

Risk-Reward Analysis: Risk = 3/5   Reward = 3.5-4/5

NHL Potential: 2-way 2nd or 3rd line center

Fantasy Hockey Potential: Offensive = 7.5/10   Defensive = 8/10

  • ISS: 88
  • CSB: 26-NA
  • TSN: 40
  • THN: 60

Video Links:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3L-betwEbc&feature=related

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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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