Saturday, November 26, 2011

Draft tracker: 5 questions with Matt Finn, Guelph Storm

Neate Sager and our friends over at Buzzing The Net did a feature and  Q & A with the Guelph Storm`s Matt Finn.

The Western Hockey League has its fantastic five of defencemen who could be selected in the first round of the NHL draft, but the OHL also has a good class of defenders. Finn's name probably isn't on the tip of as many tongues as some others in Ontario. It is hard to stay under the radar when a 17-year-old logs 20-plus minutes per night against the other team's top line and is also the youngest player who's among the league's top 10 in points by a defenceman.

"His conditioning is 100 times better this season," says Walker, whose Storm are punching their weight in the OHL's Western Conference, off to an 8-5-1-2 start despite a young lineup. "If you can imagine a 16-year-old being out of shape, he was. I had my year-end meeting with him and I said, 'you can be a top 10 player or in the top seven rounds, you got to decide.' That's really ultimately on the player and, man, he went home and came back in phenomenal shape. I give full credit to him.

You can read the full article here

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