Kingston Frontenacs general manager Doug Gilmour departs today for the NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh on a mission.
Gilmour will be talking with player agents, discussions geared toward giving Kingston a clear picture for who will be available come Wednesday's Canadian Hockey League import draft.
“We have already done a lot of our homework but this is a chance to talk to players and their agents," Gilmour said.
“The kids we've been looking at, most of them are in the NHL draft and a lot of them are going to be taken."
Gilmour, coach Todd Gill and assistant GM/coach Darren Keily met Wednesday to discuss players the Frontenacs are interested in. Gill and Keily gained some inside knowledge when both were in Europe for the world under-18 championship in the Czech Republic in April.
Kingston has the sixth overall selection in the 60-team import draft and has a second-round pick, too, 66th overall.
The Sherbrooke Phoenix of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League followed by the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League are selecting first and second. Erie Otters, are the first to select among the OHL teams, and have the third pick.
Gilmour has indicated the Frontenacs may well select two players.
The OHL allows teams to carry a maximum of two import players and Kingston has room for two.
Doug Graham, The Whig-Standard, June 21st, 2012
|1.||Sean DayDetroit Compuware U16 (HPHL)|
|2.||Zach WerenskiDetroit Little Caesars U18 (HPHL)|
|3.||Travis KonecnyElgin Middlesex Chiefs (ALLIANCE)|
|4.||Dylan StromeToronto Marlboros (GTHL)|
|5.||Matt SpencerOakville Rangers (OMHA - SCTA)|
|6.||Jordan GreenwayShattuck St. Mary's (US Prep)|
|7.||Lawson CrouseElgin Middlesex Cheifs (ALLIANCE)|
|8.||Luke KirwanMiddlesex Islanders (EJHL)|
|9.||Brett McKenzieOakville Rangers (OMHA - SCTA)|
|10.||Brendan WarrenDetroit Compuware U16 (ALLIANCE)|
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