Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Gardiner remains in ISS Top 30

Jake Gardiner is #29 in the International Scouting Service's Top 30 for May 2008. As noted by HIW, Gardiner has been consistently in the top 30 -- he was #25 in February, #3o in March, and #26 in April.

When Gardiner debuted as #25 in February, he was listed as a Rising Prospect, with the following being written about him:

Jake Gardiner, DMinnetonka HS (MN-HS)
Height: 6.02 Weight: 170
Best player on the ice. Every time he touches the ice he creates plays. He can't be left alone or he'll take over the game. Has a jump in his stride that makes him hard to grab onto or tough to play 1 on 1. Still believe he'll go first round, high. Dynamic player. Good showing for a half dozen NHL scouts.