Pavel Brendl New York Rangers, 1st Round (4th Overall)
CLUB: Calgary Hitmen (WHL) POSITION: Right wing SHOOTS: Right HEIGHT: 6-0 WEIGHT: 204 lbs. BORN: March 23, 1981 (Opocno, Czech Republic)
Ranked 2nd on the CSS Mid-Term Report, his final ranking is 2nd … selected 34th overall by Calgary in the 1998 CHL Import Draft … participated in the 1999 WHL All-Star Game … captured the Bob Clarke Trophy as the WHL's scoring champion, ranking first in goals and fifth in assists … participated in the 1999 Top Prospects Game in Calgary, scored game-tying goal for Team Orr … was named to the WHL's Eastern Conference First All-Star Team and the WHL All-Rookie Team … captured WHL Rookie of the Year honors and won the league's plus/minus award (+68).
Central Scouting Report
A powerful skater with a wide stride … has deceptive speed that often results in breakaway opportunities … has very good on-ice awareness … extremely accurate with shooting and passing and almost always hits his target … shows great ability to find the open man in traffic … has good lateral movement when handling the puck and exhibits exceptional balance and strength when fending off checking opponents … has a tremendous wrist shot with a very quick release … he is a threat to score in any game situation … a competitive player who is not overly physical … strong stickhandling skills allow him to effectively maneuver through heavy traffic … is willing to take a hit to make the play … effectively drives to the net and positions his body very well to protect the puck … stands his ground in front of the net and very seldom gets hit … a clutch player and a consistent performer.
Year Team League GP G A TP PIM 1998-99 Calgary WHL 68 73 61 134 40 1997-98 H.C. Olomolk Cze Jr. 35 36 20 56 35
Jamie Lundmark New York Rangers, 1st Round (9th Overall)
CLUB: Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL) POSITION: Center SHOOTS: Right HEIGHT: 6-0 WEIGHT: 174 lbs. BORN: Jan. 16, 1981 (Edmonton, Alberta)Personal Profile
Statistics Year Team League GP G A TP PIM 1998-99 Moose Jaw WHL 70 40 51 91 121 1997-98 St. Albert AJHL 53 33 58 91 176
David Inman New York Rangers, 2nd Round (59th Overall)
CLUB: University of Notre Dame (CCHA) POSITION: Center SHOOTS: Left HEIGHT: 6-1 WEIGHT: 180 lbs. BORN: June 13, 1980 (New York, New York)
Ranked 27th on the CSS Mid-Term report, his final ranking is 19th … was a Freshman at Notre Dame this season, finished sixth in team scoring … led the team in penalty minutes and ranked third with 109 shots on goal … was named to the CCHA All-Rookie Team … was invited to the U.S. National Junior Team camp this year … won a Gold Medal with Team Ontario in the 1997 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge in Red Deer … … named Rookie of the Year and Scholastic Player of the Year for the Metro Jr. A Central Division in 1996-97.