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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Meet Jakub Voracek!!

So here ya go. Our first round draft pick this year, Jakub Voracek. Born August 15, 1989, he's 6'1'' 187 pounds from the Czech Republic.


Central Scouting Report: A skilled forward that possesses good speed... attacks with his feet moving and can execute plays at high speeds... has good passing ability and can play in traffic... shows something new on each rush... attempts risky plays that sometimes result in turnovers... needs to improve his consistency.
What they're saying: "Another player with a high hockey IQ who finds his teammates and creates offense. His development has been good, and by coming to North America this year, he has expedited the transition that all European players have to go through." – Mike Seidel (ESPN.com - 3-16-07)

I don't knnow if it's because I was at this Draft or if it really is me being so excited to see this kid skate, but when I think of him puttin on that Blue Jackets uniform I get so giddy. I haven't heard anything really negative about him...only good things which has to be a good sign right?!

Last season he played 59 games for the
Halifax Mooseheads he had 23 goals and 63 assists with 26 penalty minutes. He also won the 2007 Michel-Bergeron Award as the QMJHL's Top Offensive Rookie, was the Teams Rookie of the Year, and shared the title as Team MVP, and was also the Fan's Choice of the Year. Not too shabby!

3 comments:

Shmee said...

awww, he looks like a nice kid. I hope Nash doesnt put ice in his cup before games.

Skye-chan said...

*snuggles Jakub* I love this boy. XD Like, so hardcore. I'm not even sure WHY. He's just adorable and I heart him and I can't wait for him to play.

Bitchany said...

Shmee: You know Nash will do that or tie his skates together or put shaving cream in them or something!!

Skye: I know I love him too! I kind of hope he makes it up to the big leagues this year but only time will tell I suppose.