Adam Pelech In The NHL Draft

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The NHL draft, once beyond the second round, can be likened to shooting fish in a barrel, as the saying goes. There is no clear cut way of determining what the end result of a players potential really will be once he has gone through the rigors of your organization’s development plan. And that’s not to say the development plan is all that shapes the player. There are many other intangibles and personal factors that come into play as well, ultimately separating the Shea Weber’s from the Michael Del Zotto’s (sorry Micheal, just for comparison sake).

In the third round of the 2012 entry draft, the New York Islanders chose a Canadian defenseman by the name of Adam Pelech with the 65th overall selection. Never projected to be a prototypical offensive
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Last game, a 3-1 win over the rival New York Rangers, he also picked up the first two points of his NHL career, one being added and announced about ten minutes after the actual goal was scored and the other added by the NHL the following day. But they both count all the same.

“I’m thrilled about the point and so happy Brock was able to finish that and get it for me. But, at the end of the day, the win is all that matters.” Pelech told us after that win over the Rangers. He’s always grounded and stays true to what the game presents. He will need that attitude going forward as the future remains very uncertain due to a number of factors currently surrounding the organization.
First and foremost is the health of the top two defenseman on the team, Johnny Boychuk and Travis Hamonic. Boychuk is expected to miss another 3 to 5 weeks as he recovers from a separated shoulder and Hamonic is out another 1 to 1 ½ weeks with what an ankle injury suffered in the aforementioned Washington
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The trade market has started to heat up and we saw last night that the unexpected can happen at the most unexpected times - a midnight deal sending Ducks Carl Hagelin to Pittsburgh for David Perron. A blockbuster involving Ryan Johanssen and Seth Jones was just completed. There are forwards said to be available should Snow choose to walk down that path. Jonathan Drouin, Jordan Eberle, Ryan-Nugent Hopkins and Tyler Ennis are just some of the names being thrown around as we head into the all-star break and February 29 trade deadline.

What Snow ultimately does could depend on the continued development of Pelech, who doesn’t seem fazed by the challenge. “I’m just grateful for the opportunity to be here and want to do the best I can with the minutes I’ve been given. It’s been very humbling but I know I have the skill to be here and
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