Just a quick note to update you on the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and the Ottawa 67s.
Anthony Zanetti was ranked at 139 among North American skaters at the mid-point of the season but he appeared to have fallen off the radar entirely by the time the final rankings were done. He was not drafted.
But, Corey Cowick was drafted in the 6th round, 160th overall by the Ottawa Senators. This is a terrific surprise. Bryan Murray is keen on local talent and Corey is a fine example. He has worked very hard for this opportunity. The Senators are opening up the prospect camp next Saturday (July 4) for fans to see the new kids. I hope to get there and see Corey and the other prospects. I wonder if Corey will finish as an OHL OA this year or report to Bingo.
Ben Sexton, drafted by the Ottawa 67s in the 12th round (228th overall) in the 2007 OHL Priority Selection. He played for the Nepean Raiders this past season (with former Ottawa 67s Scott Cowie). Ben was drafted today by the Boston Bruins in the 7th round (206th overall). I wonder if this will influence Ben's chances of making the 67s this season.
Former Ottawa 67s, Michael Latta was drafted by Nashville in the 3rd round (72nd overall).
That's it for a quick update...hope you're having a terrific summer.