Pick 69: Drew SHORE was selected by Copenhagen as a future centerman. Shore was born in Denver, lives and plays in Miami and will shove off for Denmark in a year. With the Florida Panthers, he is getting a lot of ice time and is fourth on the team in shots on goal. He has 2 goals and 11 points in 31 games.
Pick 70: Dmitri KALININ, is the second defenseman and the second Russian to join St. Petersburg through this week’s draft. The former NHLer is a two-way defenseman with no glaring weakness. The 26-year-old’s numbers aren’t too different from those of Jeff Petry, 25, who appeared in 80 games last season with St. Petersburg. Veteran Andrew Ference might have moved down the depth chart today.
Pick 71: Nathan BEAULIEU, a Canadian defenseman, will play in Minsk, but not this season. Beaulieu has proven – both in the QJMHL with Saint John and in the AHL with Hamilton – that he can put the puck in the net and play a tough, mobile game.
Pick 72: Scott GLENNIE , the last selection of the draft and lone pick for Bern in the draft, is a center who is a former first round pick of the NHL’s Dallas Stars. He was a potent scorer for the Brandon Wheat Kings in the WHL before moving to the Texas Stars of the AHL, where he has 15 goals and 45 points in 96 games.
With the draft completed, all EURO teams are currently offering initial contract offers to their Type 2 free agents.