– The Western Hockey League completed the 2020 WHL U.S. Prospects Draft today. However, if he can continue to develop offensively, and he can put up numbers on that woeful Saskatoon team, there is great potential for Setoguchi to be taken in the upper half of the first round at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. With that in mind, treading carefully, we take a look at top WHL players eligible for the 2005 draft. Nick Drazenovic – This Prince George Cougars centerman has great speed and playmaking abilities, but needs to get smarter without the puck. Here you will find a complete round by round recap of the 2005 draft including prospect biographies, draft day trades, team selections and our 2005 mock draft. So with all that out of the way, let's dive into The 30 First Round Picks From The 2005 NHL Draft From Worst To Best! Like Mike Green before him in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Devin Setoguchi could have a great season yet still be ranked low by scouts. International Scouting Services presents their top 15 prospects for the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, which will be held July 30th in Ottawa, ON: Sidney Crosby, Center Team: Rimouski (QMJHL), Height: 5-11, Weight: 180 Benoit Pouliot, Left Wing Team: Sudbury (OHL), Height: 6-3, Weight: 183 Jack Johnson, Defense Team: NTDP Under-18 (USA), Height: 6-1, Weight: […] WHL member Clubs selected 44 players throughout the two-round draft. A strong upper body for his age allows him to fend off defensemen well in the corners and in the slow, and is at his best around the net. Below you will find a list of Prince George Cougars prospects that have been acquired via the WHL Bantam Draft, trades, and by being added to the Cougars 50-man protected player list. There are some questions about his overall offensive game, and it could see him slip to the second round. For Immediate Release Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Draft date: July 30th, 2005 @ 3:00 AM - July 31st, 2005, in Ottawa, Canada. Also included is each player's career NHL totals. Carey Price Position: Goaltender Height: 6’3 Weight: 210 lbs Shoots: Left Team: Tri-City Americans. Player stats, nationality and age distributions, draft rounds of players in the 2005-2006 WHL season. 1. His glove hand is tremendous, and his puckhandling is a strong point. 2. My opinions are largely based on NHL career, statistics, and player's role to their respective teams. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Though not big, he is very well conditioned and commits himself to staying in peak physical condition all throughout the year. A total of 255 players were chosen over 7 rounds. The NFL also held the 2005 NFL Supplemental Draft prior to the start of the 2005 NFL season. The San Francisco 49ers chose Quarterback Alex Smith from Utah as the first pick in the draft. U.S. draft happening Wednesday The WHL U.S. prospects draft … Price’s great size covers a lot of the net, giving little for shooters to look for. Historic Drafts. It could be a long, uphill battle for recognition for Setoguchi, but he has the talent and gumption to earn any accolades he may receive. Sep 11. “The WHL is very excited to host a WHL U.S. by The Official Site of the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was the 17th annual draft to take place. Round 3 of the 2005 NHL draft, with trade info based on weekly team projections and college and amateur player rankings. NHL Ultimate Team: 4th Team. Like most young players, Durand could use some work away from the puck, but he is a dynamo with it. Players eligible for the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft will be 2005-born players who live in Western Canada and the western U.S. states. DobberProspects senior writer Joel Henderson brings the goods on WHL prospects Adam Beckman, Kark Kastelic, Michael Teply, Wyatt Wylie, Filip Kral and John Ludvig are all prospects you need to know. At times when watching Brule, you wonder if he has attached a sniper’s scope onto his stick that nobody else can see. Complete Draft History : 2005 The player stats listed are from the last league/year they played according to our database. Fantastic creativity combined with his skating can create a breathtaking combination, either getting around a defender or making an incredible deke on the goaltender. Use arrows to navigate between autocomplete results. 2005 NFL Draft. ©2021 All Rights Reserved. torontomapleleafs.com is the official Web site of the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club. Combine that with some mind-blowing stickhandling creativity, and Durand is a defenseman’s worst nightmare. An all-out offensive talent, Durand scored an impressive 43 points in 60 WHL games in the 2003-04 season as a 16-year-old. Copyright © 1999-2020 MLSE and the National Hockey League. Enter Search Term. Yet another top 10 pick in the 2002 WHL Bantam Draft, selected seventh overall by the Tri-City Americans, Carey Price is an impressive combination of size and ability between the pipes. To his credit, he has shown great character in not being miserable about the situation he is in, and rather just plays hard for the team in hopes to change some of those losses into wins next year. 5. Playing 52 games during his rookie season in 2003-04, Gauthier played as the No. While he is sometimes out of position, a good goaltender coach could teach him a lot here. The Draft will consist of two rounds, and 44 selections, with each WHL Club afforded the opportunity to make two draft choices. Chris Durand Position: CenterHeight: 6’1Weight: 185 lbsShoots: RightTeam: Seattle Thunderbirds. Medicine Hat, AB — The Medicine Hat Tigers drafted two players, Oliver Moore and Josh Erickson, in the inaugural WHL U.S. Prospects Draft. While perhaps not on many top 5 lists of 2005 draft eligible prospects at the moment, Chris Durand is still very likely to be selected in the first round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. The 2020 Draft will consist of two rounds and 44 selections with each club afforded the opportunity to select two players. A pre-WHL Bantam Draft showcase attended by all 22 WHL Clubs, and integral resource for WHL Bantam Draft selection of top U.S. Prospects. After obtaining the first-overall selection, the Red Deer Rebels chose forward Gracyn Sawchyn (Minneapolis, Minn. / … Winning four out of the four games he started, Price was the best goaltender in the tournament, backstopping Team Canada to the gold medal. He’s also got a very good shot, but he could stand to use it a bit more. While Price was always considered a fine prospect, it was his play at the recent U-18 tournament in the Czech Republic that built up his status as a potential first rounder at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. 2011 Draft Date; Draft Prospects List ; Draft Picks by Numbers; Draft Lottery Odds; World Jr. Rosters; World Jr. Thank you for your interest in our network of websites, newsletters, and other services. 6 defenseman on the squad, a spot that few 16-year-old rookies get. Alexander Young Players not selected in the 2020 WHL U.S. Prospects Draft will remain eligible to be selected in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft on Thursday, May 7 in Red Deer, Alta., or listed by a WHL Club at any time thereafter. Devin Setoguchi Position: Right WingHeight: 6’0Weight: 180 lbsShoots: RightTeam: Saskatoon Blades. The 2005–06 WHL season was the 40th season for the Western Hockey League. On the downside, Gauthier lacks a powerful shot from the blueline, and it’s unlikely he amounts to anything offensively. Brendan Mikkelson – Impressive two-way defenseman out of the Portland Winter Hawks was a key member of Team Canada’s U-18 gold medal winning group. Prospect Skills Combine in Dallas in partnership with the Dallas Stars Organization,” said WHL … The Americans head into tomorrow’s WHL Bantam Draft Lottery in the number three slot with an opportunity to move up two positions to number one. The Victoria Royals … A good skater with the ability to turn on the jets when he’s got the puck, Brule is mobile with or without the puck, and often the fastest player on the ice. WHL U.S. Prospects Draft (WHL Eligibility 2021/2022 - 2025/2026) 2005 NFL Draft. monitoring_string = "bc2ae3134a3dd058ed8105843eaa87e4", Hockey's Future | The #1 Online Prospects Resource. 4. He plays for the Spokane Chiefs. A player with such incredible intangibles yet such a high level of skill, Brule is fit to play anywhere on the ice, at any time of the game, and in any situation. The Thunderbirds are expecting Durand to take a big step next year, and it’s likely he will be a fixture on their power play all year long. With a good season, it would not be unreasonable to suggest that Durand will be the top 10 of the 2005 draft when all is said and done. A good first pass and good instincts in his own zone make getting the puck out of the zone his bread and butter. Ray Macias – The Long Beach, California native has shown great offensive upside from the blueline for the Kamloops Blazers. Junior: 58 When talking about Brule, it may be best to ask what skills and attributes he doesn’t have. While perhaps not on many top 5 lists of 2005 draft eligible prospects at the moment, Chris Durand is still very likely to be selected in the first round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He has a bit of a mean side to him, at times walking the thin line of fair play and dirty pool. 3. This is the list of players selected in the 2005 NHL Entry draft. ... Kelowna (WHL) ... Top 5 Forwards/Defensemen & Goaltending Prospects . Not a soft player by any means, he lacks that surly edge you would like in a defenseman with the physical potential that he has. Victoria picks 2005-born defenceman and forward in inaugural draft. 2004-2005 regular season player stats for WHL, including top goal scorers, most games played, PPG leaders and more. Very tall, but not completely filled out, Gauthier has a great deal of skill to go along with his size. Taken only two picks behind Gilbert Brule at the 2002 WHL Bantam Draft, Prince Albert Raiders defenseman Mike Gauthier has been closely scouted for several years now. The 2006 WHL Bantam Draft took place in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday May 4. The 2020 WHL Bantam Draft Lottery is scheduled for 11 a.m. MT at the WHL Office in Calgary, while the 2020 WHL U.S. Prospects Draft is scheduled to be conducted online at 2 p.m. MT. Likely to play in the top 4 for the Prince Albert Raiders next year, Gauthier will have more than enough of an opportunity to assert himself in 2004-05 enough to be considered another potential first round selection for the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. What truly separates him from his Eastern counterpart in Crosby is Brule’s physical game. Adam Hobson – A very quick centerman with great stick skills and a strong shot, Hobson could be a big surprise in 2004-05. That said, Gauthier has the tools most NHL General Managers look for in a defenseman: size, smarts, and mobility. Forever in the shadow of QMJHL wunderkind, Sidney Crosby, Gilbert Brule is beginning to make a name for himself out West as the leading candidate to go second overall in the tightly packed top-end of the 2005 draft. WHL scoring leaders and demographics breakdown in the 2005 playoffs. The 2020 WHL Bantam Draft Lottery is scheduled for 10 a.m. PT at the WHL Office in Calgary, while the 2020 WHL U.S. Prospects Draft is scheduled to be conducted online at 1 p.m. PT. Furthermore, while he has the size, he is often not as mean or as punishing as one might hope. The 2020 WHL U.S. Prospects Draft (1pm PT / whl.ca) will represent a new frontier for the WHL, host of the top talent in the world between ages 16-20.Starting Wednesday, two rounds will offer WHL teams to select draft picks for eligible U.S. born prospects. If a player has no totals listed, this means that he has not played in a regular season game in the NHL. An all-out offensive talent, Durand scored an impressive 43 points in 60 WHL games in the 2003-04 season as a 16-year-old. A lot can change in a year when it comes to where players are rated for the NHL Entry Draft.Leading up to the 2003-04 WHL season, Kelowna Rockets defenseman Mike Card was considered to be one of the top blueline prospects for the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. The 2005 NFL Draft was held on April 23-24, 2005. An incredible playmaker, he seems to anticipate good scoring opportunities before they happen and has a knack of getting the puck on his teammates’ sticks. Accurate anywhere on the ice, Brule’s shot is the kind that current NHL veterans wish they had. HockeysFuture.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. WHL Bantam Draft 2005 - full list of selections with facts and stats. His slap shot is exceptionally fast, and his wrist shot is powerful. The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) cares about your privacy. A very bright player, Setoguchi enjoys creating effective passing plays where one might think there wasn’t a pass to be made, or taking shots at the net to keep the goaltender on his toes. Staff Writer 2020 2021. Jordan Eberle (Regina Pats) – 2005 WHL Bantam Draft: Round 7, 126 th With the 126 th pick in the 2005 WHL Bantam Draft, the Regina Pats selected hometown winger Jordan Eberle. … Perhaps the greatest attribute Brule does have in his repertoire is his incredible shot. The 2005 NHL Entry Draft is most known for being the Sidney Crosby draft. The 2020 WHL U.S. Prospects Draft consisted of two rounds, and 44 selections, with each WHL Club making two draft picks. Players eligible for the 2020 WHL U.S. Prospects Draft will be 2 Gifted with some great skating, Setoguchi takes advantage of his wheels well by attacking the offensive zone in the scoring areas of the ice, rather than skating around the perimeter. All Rights Reserved. Meanwhile a province over in Alberta, a former BCHL forward named Andrew Ladd was considered an afterthought coming into training camp for the Calgary Hitmen. Welcome to the 2005 NFL entry draft selections page. The Maple Leafs and mapleleafs.com are trademarks of MLSE. DRAFT YEAR: 2005 . NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. While not a punishing hitter, Brule makes effective hits all over the ice, and often involves himself physically. As one of the most anticipated prospects in NHL history, Crosby was a solid lock for first overall. The 2005 NHL Entry Draft was the 43rd NHL Entry Draft.Originally scheduled to be held on 25 June, the 2004–05 NHL lockout led to the draft being postponed to 30 July.. Special procedures were required to determine the order of picks, because the previous season had been cancelled due to the lockout. 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