The 2012 NHL Draft gets underway on Friday night and the St. Louis Blues have the No. 25 overall selection. In his latest mock draft for NHL.com, Steven Hoffner has the Blues going with forward Tomas Hertl in that spot. Here's a quick word about Hertl from Hoffner:
Offensive threat will help Blues put pucks in the net
"Tomas has had a fantastic season thus far. Actually, last year he was the top scorer in the Czech Junior League. This year he’s the top scoring junior player in the Czech Extraliga. In fact, he had just as many points as all other junior players combined at one point before sustaining a shoulder injury. At this tournament, in the tough games where the team was losing focus here and there, he continued to do all the little things well. He’s strong on the puck down low and certainly his skill level and his size; the way he can withstand contact and still hold onto the puck and make plays is impressive. He sees the ice so well. I’m really excited about his future."
(Via The Score.)
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