Sunday, May 18, 2008

Wiercioch makes Hot List

Patrick Wiercioch made the #2 spot on the recent The Hockey News Hot List. This was due to his hot play since returning from injury and especially during the Clark Cup playoffs where he helped lead the Omaha Lancers to the Championship.

They list him as a 2008 recruit, which would only happen if another Dman leaves. As much as I want to see him in Madison, I don't want to see McB or McD signing NHL contracts this summer.

Patrick is ranked #77 by NHL Central Scouting, which projects him as a 3rd to 5th round pick when you add in European players. Due to his size and huge potential, I could see someone taking a chance on this kid, maybe even in the late 2nd round.

When Omaha visits Green Bay next season, or another USHL city near you, I highly suggest you go to see him play, he's a good one and his stay in Madison might be short.