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Tyler Wotherspoon: In Tyler Wotherspoon, what you're seeing is what you're getting. He's a steady, calm defensive defenseman. He has some puck poise, but he's not a rusher or a great outlet passer. He's a shutdown defenseman with a solid physical game. He's not going to put up a serious amount of points but he's likely a No. 4 or 5 defenseman at the pro level. He'll never be a defensive liability and will likely be a fixture on a team's Penalty Kill.
Marcel Noebels: (pictured) Noebels was passed over in last year's draft. That's unlikely to happen again this year. The big power forward from Tonisvorst, Germany was arguably his country's best player at the recent World Junior Championships. He's on pace for more than 25 goals and 50 points in his first season in North America after playing 33 games for Krefeld in the DEL last season.
Shane McColgan: Shane McColgan was seen as a first-round pick for this draft at this point last year. That he no longer is, is likely attributable as much to the rise of others as it is to McColgan's own game. McColgan is a smaller winger. What he does have is very strong hockey sense and a very evasive skating stride. Simply put, McColgan is a boom/bust prospect in a draft that's full of them. So, his size is going to cause him to slide down the draft board a little.
Adam Lowry: Lowry is a safe pick in a draft without them. He's got the frame to build on, but he's very lanky right now. He's a physical player who, when he grows into his body, will very likely be at least a checking or energy line forward in the NHL. The son of former NHLer Dave Lowry, Adam is on pace for more than 50 points and could produce at a higher rate next year. It's unlikely we'll ever talk about him as a top offensive power forward but he will be a serviceable third or fourth line player.