July 01, 2010

67's in the NHL Entry Draft - Dalton Smith to the Columbus Blue Jackets

This was a surprise...while we all expected Dalton to be picked up in the draft, I am pretty sure very few folks saw him going before Tyler Toffoli and Ryan Martindale. But that's what happened when the Columbus Blue Jackets picked him early in the second round (34th overall).

Here's his prospect summary from NHL.com.

The CBJ (their name is just too long to type in all the time) were really intent on getting Dalton, noting his hard work and focus. Here's an article from a Columbus newspaper on the club's choice.

A very brief video post-draft:

Pictures from the draft are here.

Here's the draft summary from the Blue Jackets' site. Their development camp started yesterday and runs until July 4th. Nothing posted yet on yesterday's activities.

If you are not a member of facebook, go to the facebook spot on the Team1200 site to hear a good post-draft interview with the Summer Scratches.

There's no doubt that Dalton will improve his play this year. This is one focused kid.

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