today’s Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft.
The Sea Dogs had two picks in the first round and used them to select forward Matthew Highmore and defenseman Olivier Leblanc. We profiled those two in a separate post.
As for the other nine players, here’s a closer look at them.
With their first pick of the fourth round, the Sea Dogs selected forward Spencer Smallman from the Fredericton Canadiens. He’s listed as 5’07” and 140 lbs so he really is a small man. He recorded 16 goals and 25 assists in 34 games with the midget AAA Canadiens last year. He led the team in playoff scoring with four goals and 13 assists in 10 games.
“Smallman could be a steal...skinny kid but very skilled, hockey sense and vision you can’t teach,” tweets @lalalaprise.
The Dogs then selected another forward from the Canadiens in Noah Zilbert with the 73rd overall pick. Listed at 5’7” and 175 lbs, Zilbert registered 26 goals and 29 assists in 27 games to finish second in team scoring during the regular season. He added five goals and 10 assists in the playoffs.
Zilbert also spent some time with the Woodtsock Slammers this past season and was part of Team Atlantic at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
The Sea Dogs selected a Newfoundlander 121st overall, picking up Marcus Cuomo from the St. John's Privateers Major Midget Hockey Club. Listed at 5’10” and 197 lbs, the 16-year old recorded 29 goals and 17 assists in 35 regular season games. He led the team in playoff scoring, registering 15 goals and 13 assists in 10 games.
In round nine with the 165th overall pick, the Sea Dogs selected goaltender Drew Michals from the Boston Junior Bruins. He’s 6’0” and 160 lbs. He went 11-1-1 with a 2.82 goals against average and a .903 save percentage. Hard to say if he is considering the junior hockey route or if he is destined for the NCAA.
In the 10th round, the Sea Dogs used their 183rd overall pick to select forward Justin Dickinson. He’s 6’1” and 190 lbs and recorded a goal and seven assists within 34 games with the Valley Wildcats of the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League. He went pointless in six playoff games.
In the 12th round, Saint John picked 5’10”, 145 lbs forward Mathieu Newcomb from LJR High School in Shediac.
With the last pick of the 12th round, the Sea Dogs selected Moncton Flyers defenseman Shane MacDonald. MacDonald who had three goals and 15 assists in 30 games this past season in the NB/PEI Major Midget Hockey League. He added a goal and three assists in nine playoff contests.
With the last pick in the 13th round, Saint John picked their second American in Connecticut defenseman Wiley Sherman. According to Elite Prospects he had two goals and five assists with Hotchkiss School last season. The 6’5”, 200 lbs defender is committed to Harvard University for the 2014 season.
With their final pick (250th overall), Saint John selected forward Jeremy Brown from Chateauguay midget AAA in Quebec.