#47 Eric Gelinas – 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.

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47. Eric Gelinas – Defenseman

Date of birth: May 08, 1991
Place of birth: Ottawa, Ont., Canada
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 185
Shoots: L

One-Timer: Gelinas had 39 points in 67 games for Lewiston of the QMJHL this past season.  He is a dependable two-way blueliner who has yet to fill out his lanky frame, and thus at present time is not much of a physical presence. He does possess good hockey smarts, however, and plays an intelligent game at both ends of the rink. Coaches rave about his willingness to learn and consistency of play. He states himself he patterns his game after Pronger, but will have to develop a more physical style of play.

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Eric Gelinas (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

NHL Player(s) Comparison: Braydon Coburn

Bio/Interview Links:

http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospectdetail.htm?dpid=5303&sort=finalRank

Gelinas’ THN Blog: http://www.thehockeynews.com/listings/169-Eric-Gelinas-Blog.html

Scouting Combine Performance: Gelinas tied for the 5th longest wing span.

International Tournaments: n/a

ETA = 3 to 4 years

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

NHL Potential: Top 4 two-way defenseman

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

Other Rankings:

ISS:  72

CSB: 38-NA

TSN:  n/a

THN:  46

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