Saturday, October 29, 2011

Artur Gavrus

Artur Gavrus - Owen Sound Attack

5' 10" - 165 LBS
D.O.B. January 3, 1994

After being selected in the first round, 18th overall in the KHL Junior Draft, the Owen Sound Attack used their second pick, 55th overall, to select Gavrus in the CHL Import Draft.

The offensively gifted Gavrus played for Neman Grodno - 2 in the Belarus2 league where he compiled 14 goals and 12 assists in 41 games. He twice represented his country at the World Junior Championship Under 18, first in 2009-10 where he scored 1 goal in 6 games and again in 2010-11 after being relegated where he had 6 goals and 5 assists in 5 games.

The speedy forward is off to a great start in this his first OHL season. Through his first 14 games he sits fourth in Owen Sound scoring with 6 goals and 6 assists in what has so far been an up and down season for the defending OHL Champions.

He's small in size but his best asset is his speed and skating, using it to beat defenders or put himself in position for his teammates to find him. He's playing under the shadows of two other draft eligible's in Jarrod Maidens and Gemel Smith in Owen Sound and with a lot of NHL scouts eyes on Maidens this year, Gavrus can open a few of them and be a pleasant surprise come NHL Draft Day.

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