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Mikkel Boedker
Meet Mikkel Boedker, the Coyotes' 2008 first-round pick. With top-notch speed and first-line potential, Boedker is a tremendous skater with good puck skills. Ranked 7th heading into the draft by ISS, he is a very creative playmaker who uses all of his wingers and defensemen when looking for options. He's capable of playing the point on the powerplay and has skill to be top line offensive player in the NHL.
 

2008 ENTRY DRAFT RECAP

Rd

No.

PLAYER Pos. DRAFTED FROM
1 8 Mikkel Boedker LW Kitchener Rangers [OHL]
1 28 Viktor Tikhonov RW Cherepovets Severstal [Russia]
2 49 Jared Staal RW Sudbury Wolves [OHL]
3 69 Michael Stone D Calgary Hitmen [WHL]
3 76 Mathieu Brodeur D Cape Breton Screaming Eagles [QMJHL]
4 99 Colin Lon C Kelowna Rockets [WHL]
6 159 Brett Hextall C Penticton Vees [BCHL]
7 189 Tim Billingsley D Mississauga St. Michael's Majors [OHL]

ISS: ON THE HORIZON

Pos. PLAYER Age Height Weight
F Vladimir Ruzicka 19 6' 1" 196
F Brett MacLean 19 6' 1" 196
F Kevin Porter 22 5' 11" 194
G Al Montoya 23 6' 2" 185

1st ROUND DRAFT HISTORY

YEAR # PLAYER Pos. DRAFT FROM LEAGUE
2008 8
28
Mikkel Boedker
Viktor Tikhonov
LW
RW
Kitchener Rangers
Cherepovets Severstal
OHL
RUSSIA
2007 3
30
Kyle Turris
Nick Ross
C
D
Burnaby Express
Regina Pats
BCHL
WHL
2006 8
29
Peter Mueller
Chris Summers
C
D
Everett Silvertips
U.S. Nat. U-18 Team
WHL
USDP
2005 17 Martin Hanzal C Budejovice Jrs. CZECH
2004 5 Blake Wheeler RW Breck School (Minn.) US HS

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IN THE SYSTEM

PLAYER Height Weight Age
FORWARDS
Mikkel Boedker 5' 11" 195 18
Pat Brosnihan 6' 4" 208 21
Kevin Cormier 6' 3" 236 22
Benn Ferriero 5' 10" 185 21
Randall Gelech 6' 2" 206 24
Brett Hextall 5' 10" 176 20
Alexei Kaigorodov 6' 0" 194 25
Chad Kolarik 5' 11" 170 22
Anton Krysanov 6' 3" 198 21
Enver Lisin 6' 2" 190 22
Colin Long 5' 11" 186 19
Brett MacLean 6' 1" 196 19
Dimitri Pestunov 5' 9" 196 23
Kevin Porter 5' 11" 194 22
Vladimir Ruzicka 6' 1" 196 19
Jared Staal 6' 3" 198 17
Bill Thomas 6' 1" 185 25
Viktor Tikhonov 6' 2" 187 20
DEFENSEMEN
Jonas Ahnelov 6' 3" 205 20
Brendan Bell 6' 1" 205 25
Jordan Bendfeld 6' 2" 216 20
Tim Billingsley 6' 1" 177 18
Mathieu Brodeur 6' 5" 190 18
Joe Callahan 6' 3" 215 25
Maxim Goncharov 6' 0" 176 19
Nick Ross 6' 1" 188 19
David Schlemko 6' 1" 195 21
Logan Stephenson 6' 3" 185 22
Michael Stone 6' 3" 200 18
Sean Sullivan 6' 0" 180 24
Chris Summers 6' 2" 180 20
GOALIES
Brett Bennett 6' 1" 185 20
Scott Darling 6' 6" 190 19
Joel Gistedt 5' 11" 174 20
Al Montoya 6' 2" 185 23
Josh Tordjman 6' 1" 157 23
 
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