DRUMMONDVILLE - The Saint John Sea Dogs completed their sixth Quebec Major Junior Hockey League entry draft earlier this afternoon at the Marcel Dionne Centre in Drummondville, Que.
Some clubs were busy wheeling and dealing all afternoon while other teams completely rebuilt their roster. But the Port City squad stayed relativity quiet on draft day 2010, making no huge splashes that created much commotion.
The Sea Dogs drafted local boy Ryan Tesink of the Woodstock Slammers 18th overall, closing out the opeing round at the draft.
To read the full story on Tesink, click HERE.
In the second round, Saint John was without a pick after trading it at the draft last season to acquire Zach Phillips from the Lewiston MAINEiacs.
The Sea Dogs were busy in the third round, selecting two players.
The first was Guillaume Cloutier, a defenseman who plays with Collège Charles-Lemoyne of the Quebec Midget ‘AAA’ League.
Here is a scouting report on Cloutier from a Quebec ‘AAA’ blog:
A big framed offensive defenseman with all the right tools. He only lacks that 'quarterback' mentality of taking the puck and initiating a rush/play. He tends to let others bring it to the net and he'll rush there without it. (thanks to Lorne for pointing this website out)
Cloutier was not ranked by QMJHL Central Scouting. He is 6’01" and weighs 160 lbs.
With their other pick, 54th overall, Saint John selected Dartmouth Subway Devon Oliver-Dares. The forward played in 30 regular season games with the Subways, registering 18 goals and 33 assists. He added five assists in seven playoff games.
Oliver-Dares competed in one MJAHL game this past year, recording no points with the Bridgewater Lumberjacks.
In the fourth round, Saint John selected Quebec Cyclones defender Benjamin Hade. Hade was named to the all-star team as his squad fell 2-1 in the Midget Espoir Tournament Final. Not only was Hade not ranked by CSR, but he was not even predicted to go in any particular round.
The Sea Dogs drafted their first goalie of the draft when they selected Sebastien Auger in round five – 74th overall. Auger won the Mario-Gosselin Trophy as one half of the QCMAAA's top goaltending duo in 2009-10 with Maxime Lagacé.
In the sixth round, Saint John drafted Jason Cameron – the brother of Moncton Wildcat Randy Cameron. The forward recorded 10 goals and seven assists in 47 games with the MJAHL’s Summerside Western Capitals.
With their seventh pick at 120th overall, Saint John looked south of the border by drafting Newburyport, Massachusetts native Chris Eiserman. The goaltender had a record of 14-4 with a 3.35 G.A.A. and a 0.901 SV% in the EJHL.
Brock Morrison of the Cape Breton Tradesmen was selected in the eighth round, 120th overall by Saint John.
“Morrison netted 30 goals and dished out 31 assists for 61 points in the NSMMHL last year, finishing third on his team in scoring in the process,” reports SaintJohnSeaDogs.com.
Also in the eighth round, Anthony St-Onge-Dostie was selected with the 144th pick. The 6’0” defenseman recorded two goals and 10 assists in 38 games with the St. Francois Blizzard last season.
Colin Campbell, who is not THE Colin Campbell, was taken in the ninth round, 151st overall. Campbell recorded 30 goals and 38 assists last season with the Cape Breton Tradesmen in 68 tilts.
Soon after, Saint John Vito Alex Simpson was taken with 162nd pick of the draft. Simpson scored a goal and added an assist in 34 games with the ‘AAA’ club.
Michael Paliotta from the United States National Team Development Program was taken with the 180th pick of the choosing process. The 6’4”, 185 lbs. defenseman scored one goal and registered six assists in 32 games with the program last year.
Paliotta seems like a long shot at this point as he is expected to go the NCAA route.
With their final pick, Saint John drafted Vito Jason Thorpe. The forward had a goal and six assists in 19 games with the Saint John club last season.
A full list of players drafted by the Sea Dogs on Saturday can be found below:
ROUND 1 – 18th Overall: Ryan Tesink, Forward (Woodstock, MJAHL)
ROUND 3 – 44th Overall: Guillaume Cloutier, Defenseman (C.C. Lemoyne, QCMAAA)
ROUND 3 – 54th Overall: Devon Oliver-Dares, Forward (Dartmouth, NSMMHL)
ROUND 4 – 55th Overall: Benjamin Hade, Defenseman (Quebec Cyclones, Midget Espoir)
ROUND 5 – 74th Overall: Sébastien Auger, Goaltender (St. Francois, QCMAAA)
ROUND 6 – 91st Overall: Jason Cameron, Forward (Summerside, MJAHL)
ROUND 7 – 120th Overall: Chris Eiserman, Goaltender (New Hampshire, EJHL)
ROUND 8 – 128th Overall: Brock Morrison, Forward (Cape Breton, NSMMHL)
ROUND 8 – 144th Overall: Anthony St-Onge-Dostie, Defenseman (St. Francois, QCMAAA)
ROUND 9 – 151st Overall: Colin Campbell, Forward (Cape Breton, NSMMHL)
ROUND 9 – 162nd Overall: Alex Simpson, Defenseman (Saint John, NBPEIMMHL)
ROUND 10 – 180th Overall: Michael Paliotta, Defenseman (USNTDP)
ROUND 11 – 198th Overall: Jason Thorpe, Forward (Saint John, NBPEIMMHL)