21. G Adam Shute—New England College, Coquitlam WLA
Shute is by far the most polished and NLL ready goaltender in the draft. If selected he will no doubt be an option for the back up and might see some games. The Adanacs ‘tender started all 17 games the past two seasons after the team traded away former starter Nick Rose. A product of Okotoks in Alberta, he has come a long way.
22. D Jayson Crawford—Brampton Jr A, Halton Hills Jr B
Mostly a Jr B player, it’ll be interesting to see what slot is used on Crawford. He did play 19 games in Jr A with Brampton this past season where he racked up 55 penalty minutes. Crawford won the Founders Cup in 2010 with the Bull Dogs of Halton Hills and he has become one of the more viable defense options in this draft.
23. T Jake Emms—Quinnipiac, Nanaimo WLA
Emms has become my favorite sleeper in this draft and the general managers I have spoken with love him. The righty is 6’1″ and 175 out of Victoria and teams think he can make a roster and hold on for the entire season. Expecting a west coast team to draft him.
24. F Dan Charlton—Wallaceburg Jr B
This draft, while a weaker one, is full of the best talent in Jr B and these players might get their chance. Charlton has 343 career points in Jr B. He had 103 points in 2013 with Point Edward and has 71 points this year between Wallaceburg and Point Edward. He might go earlier than people expect.
25. F Brock Levick—Medaille, Brampton MSL
Levick had four assists in his three games with the Excelsiors this year but last season had 32 with the Brooklin Merchants Sr B squad. He has 225 in his junior B career, and as with Charlton and Crawford, it might be the Jr B players’ year to shine. At 6’0″ and 190 Levick has a bit of size and is good around the net.
26. F Jordan Dance—Orangeville Jr A, South West CLax
Dance made his pro debut with CLax this season and have seven points in four games. With Orangeville in 2014, Dance had 43 points after his 42 last season. Since he graduated from Jr B in 2011 he has emerged as an elite player with the Northmen and has a Founders’ and Minto Cup champion under his belt.
27. D Patrick Miles—New England College, Oakville MSL
A college team mate of Adam Shute, Miles is one of the better defenders in the draft. He’s an undersized defenseman at 5’11” but the Brampton native is consistent, a loose ball machine and can put up a few points here and there.
28. T Daryl Waud—Western Ontario, Peterborough Jr A
The Hamilton native is a beast at 6’5″ 270 lbs. He can play a physical defense and has the ability to score points as evidence by his 36 point season in 2011. He hits hard, creates space for the offense and is very durable. The righty could go earlier than expected if a team needs a presence.
29. F Quinn Powless—Onondaga, Six Nations Jr A
What a year for Quinn Powless, who won the Minto Cup with the Six Nations Arrows in Jr A this past month. He had 72 points for a break out season after just 22 last year. He’s seen the pro game with Ohsweken in CLax and his value keeps rising. If this were a week later, he might be in the top 20 the way it is rising.
30. F Matt Delmonico—Seton Hill, Coquitlam WLA
The 6’1 righty forward out of Port Moody had 25 points in his first full WLA season after 11 points in just three games last year. He combined for over 100 career points with the Port Coquitlam Saints in the BCJALL in the years before his Sr A debut.