Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Zach Mitchell joins Harvard's Recruiting Class of 2011

Zach Mitchell - 5'11' - 155lbs - RW - (1993 birth year) plays for the Toronto Marlies. He is described as follows as part of the OHL Draft preview:

Mitchell is an outstanding offensive producer that is still responsible in his own zone. He scored four goals and five assists for nine points in the OHL Cup to help the Marlies to the championship. He played in all situations this season and excelled at killing penalties.“He distributes the puck quite well, and once he does move it to an open teammate he immediately works to get himself into a support position,” Kitamura said. “This makes him very tough player to defend. He works to get into a shooting position, anticipates the play and wins races to loose pucks regularly. When he does get a scoring chance, he usually puts the puck into the back of the net.”

Welcome Zach!!

Harvard Recruits & Final Central Scouting Rankings

Name - Final Ranking (Mid-term Ranking):

Louis Leblanc - 13 (18)
Alexander Fallstrom - 69 (84)
David Valek - 72 (76)
Brendan Rempel - 98 (85)
Marshall Everson - 181 (123)

Danny Biega is not eligible to be drafted until next year because of his age. Mark Luzar & Zach Mitchell (more coming on this new recruit) will not be eligible until the 2011 draft.

Daniel Ford, Andrew Calof, Conor Morrison (too old), and Luke Greiner were not mentioned.

Leblanc, Fallstrom, and Valek were all invited to the NHL combine from May 25-30 in Toronto