Posts tagged Prospects

My Take on HockeysFuture.com Top 20 CBJ prospect list

Ah, Hockeysfuture.com – the hockey fans main resource for info on your team’s future stars along with it’s sister site of a place to kill brain cells/have a few laughs (HFBoards). Recently, they posted the Jackets top 20 prospects and, well, as the fanbase’s resident guru/geek (whichever you prefer) I went over the list and, much like The Hockey News list featured in my State of the Prospect Pool post, I’ve got some issues. Much like THN’s list, in my opinion it still feels like “hey what are you guys doing here?”, in addition to having a few rank order problems. It was pointed out to me that HF has criteria of what it qualifies as a prospect but since this is my post I’m gonna give my own take on HF’s and then post my list.

First things first lets look at theirs:

  1. D Ryan Murray
  2. F Cam Atkinson
  3. D Tim Erixon
  4. F Boone Jenner
  5. G Oscar Dansk
  6. D David Savard
  7. F Jonathan Audy-Marchessault
  8. D Cody Goloubef
  9. D Dalton Prout
  10. D Austin Madaisky
  11. G Joonas Korpisalo
  12. D Mike Reilly
  13. F T.J. Tynan
  14. G Allen York
  15. F Lukas Sedlak
  16. F Michael Chaput
  17. F Daniel Zaar
  18. F Seth Ambroz
  19. D Will Weber
  20. F Spencer Machacek Continue reading My Take on HockeysFuture.com Top 20 CBJ prospect list

November 26-December 2 CBJ Prospect Week in Review

Back again all for another week in the world of CBJ prospects with some international news sprinkled in.

Starting in Springfield, the Falcons had every player’s favorite: a three in three, including a back to back with the Manchester Monarchs and a game against the Connecticut Whale. Starting on Friday in Manchester, the Falcons would be overly nice and spot the Monarchs a three-goal lead before Nick Holden would score his second of the season on an innocent looking shot that Martin Jones just couldn’t get. Matt Calvert would score a pretty one to make it 3-2 when he took a cross-rink pass from Cam Atkinson with Calvert firing a one timer from the face-off dot. The Monarchs would get another one but then it’d be all Falcons, scoring three straight with Dalton Smith scoring his third goal of the season just 11 seconds after the Monarchs scored from down in front. AHL only signed Ryan Craig would score two goals to finish the comeback with the first being the 100th of his AHL career, Curtis McElhinney would make 25 saves in the win. Friday night in Springfield Cam Atkinson would score the Falcons only goal in a 2-1 loss when he’d tap the puck past Monarchs goalie Peter Mannino, Paul Dainton would make 27 saves in the loss. Sunday to finish the weekend the Birds would travel to Connecticut to take on the Whale the last time the Whale hosted the Falcons would be a Springfield 10-2 win and tonight wouldn’t be much different. Cam Atkinson would open the scoring just two and half minutes in tapping in a JAM rebound for his team leading 10th goal of the season, Ryan Johansen would score his seventh of the season off a give and go with Audy-Marchessault deep in the Whale’s end to make it 2-0 Falcons. To close out the period Matt Calvert would score off a John Moore blast from the point (somehow hard to tell from the video) for his sixth of the season. Sean Collins would score his fifth of the season when he’d intercept a pass at the blueline before rifling a shot over Jason Missiaen’s shoulder; again, it’d be Ryan Craig finishing off the scoring off a pretty passing play for his fifth of the season to make it 5-0. Curtis McElhinney would stop all 34 shots he faced for his franchise record tying fifth shutout of the season and 11th win of the season. On the weekend, it was Ryan Craig leading the way with three goals and an assist, among CBJ prospects it’d be Cam Atkinson and Matt Calvert with each scoring two goals and an assist. Nick Drazenovic would have three assists; Nick Holden would have a goal and an assist and David Savard, Andrew Joudrey and Jonathan Audy-Marchessault each having two assists with Savard’s two assists being in the final game of his eight game point streak where he scored two goals and eight assists. Continue reading November 26-December 2 CBJ Prospect Week in Review

2012-13 CBJ NCAA Prospect Preview

Hello all! I’m back again with a prospect preview – this time focusing on the Jackets’ seven NCAA prospects, which consists of three seniors, two juniors, one sophomore and one freshman. The seven are Seniors Kevin Lynch, Thomas Larkin and Drew Olson; Juniors TJ Tynan and Martin Ouelette; and the freshman and sophomore who will be teammates at Minnesota: Mike Reilly and Seth Ambroz. Now, like in my junior prospects blog, I’ll include content that comes with help from writers and broadcasters that cover the teams.

Thomas Larkin-Colgate(ECAC)
11-12 Stats 37GP 4-10-14 54PIM 2009 Draft 5/137
For analysis on Thomas, I’ll turn things over to John McGraw who is the Red Raiders play by play man on WKXZ.

Last season, Thomas, as a junior was one of three tri-captains on a team which finished fourth in ECAC Hockey and advanced to the league championship weekend for the second year in a row. Of the three captains, Thomas was the only junior; the other two were seniors – New Jersey Devils draft pick Corbin McPherson and Kevin McNamara. Thomas was one of six regular defensemen that generally played every night. He saw ice time in all situations – even strength, power play and penalty kill. His scoring numbers rebounded somewhat after a low point total in 2010-11 but on a team that featured Hobey Baker Hat Trick finalist Austin Smith and current Anaheim Ducks signee Chris Wagner, he didn’t necessarily need to score a lot of goals. His playing time remained steady and increased even in the second half of the season as Colgate at times rotated five defensemen with a sixth playing every other shift.
 
The biggest area for Thomas this season and I think in general is his play on the puck in the defensive zone. He needs to be consistently stronger on the puck and make a good first pass. And generally speaking, he has been solid in this regard however it’s still an area that needs improvement in his game. From my perspective, it seems at times he may simply over think instead of simply getting the puck to a teammate or skating it forward. But, this area has improved as he has gone through his career at Colgate. Offensively, he’s a solid contributer and there’s always the possibility he could see some playing time as a forward on the power play given his size in front of the net. Last season, he was relegated to a point man on the power play which suits him though he did provide an interesting look as a forward with his skating ability and size. He has a good skating flow and can advance the puck well from circle to circle.
 
This season, I would say that he’ll be one of Colgate’s top two defensemen along with Vancouver Canucks draft pick Jeremy Price. He should continue to see ice time in all situations. Leadership-wise, he’ll again be a captain and the first two-year captain in some time. His leadership will be counted upon on a team that will feature eight freshmen, all of which will likely see ice time. He and Price will also anchor the blue line which will have four seniors.

September CBJ Prospect Review

Well folks, I’m back for another season of weekly reports on the Jackets’ prospects. It feels like I’m getting off to a late start but the cancellation of the Traverse City Rookie Tournament leads to that feeling. Lockout or not, the team’s prospects have been playing since mid-September – it’s only the CHL and European based prospects that have been playing but that will change with the Falcons having preseason games this week and the NCAA prospects playing preseason games against Canadian colleges.  So without further ado, let’s get this season started.

Oscar Dansk-Erie Otters (OHL)
Season Stats 4GP 1-3 5.47GAA .873SV%
Looking at Oscar’s numbers probably led most you to make some snarky comment about him; well, let me say a few things. Oscar is playing on a young Erie team that only won 10 games last year and Oscar’s three losses were against three of the OHL’s Conference Semi-Finalists from last season. Oscar’s OHL Debut came against Niagara IceDogs who lost in the conference final last season and are one of the many teams quietly thanking the NHL for the lockout. They now have the services of Islander’s top prospect Ryan Strome and Bruins top prospect Dougie Hamilton, both who would more than likely be in the NHL. In the 4-2 IceDogs victory, Oscar made 26 saves on 30 shots. Of the four goals, Dansk had a chance on three of them but was screened (by his own teammate) on the fourth one. The next night, it was off to London to face the OHL Champs and well…yeah it was ugly. Oscar was pulled after the second period and allowing seven goals on 39 shots. Moving on, in their five game season opening road trip (due to Arena Renovations) it was off to Peterborough to play the Petes. This game ended up being Oscar’s first OHL win with him making 47 saves in the 5-1 victory with the only goal coming on a cross rink pass that Oscar couldn’t get across to in time. After a night off against Kingston, a 6-5 OT loss for the Otters, it was off to Ottawa to play the 67′s.  It was another ugly one with the Otters losing 8-1 including a natural first period hat trick. In the 8-1 loss, Oscar faced 41 shots making 33 saves. As for next week, the Otters will finally play a home game in which yours truly will be reporting live as Oscar faces off against fellow Jackets prospect Josh Anderson and the rest of the Knights the next night.

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Letters From Camp

Hälsningsfraser Sinitakit fanit…(slaps face)…sorry, too much time looking up stuff on Swedish and Finnish sites. Let’s try that again.

Greetings, Blue Jackets fans! Time for a summer update on the Jackets’ prospects. Let’s start off in the “leadership” realm of things. As of this writing, the Jackets will have three players with a letter on the front of their jerseys. Boone Jenner, unless he has an amazing training camp, is more than likely headed back to Oshawa to serve as the Generals’ Captain for the second straight season. In the college ranks, Thomas Larkin will also be wearing the C as part of the team’s tri-captaincy for the second straight season. This makes him the first Raider captain since Rejean Boivin (86-88) to wear it two years in a row. In Duluth, senior defenseman Drew Olson will serve as a assistant captain for his senior season which will begin in Columbus when the Bulldogs face off against the Buckeyes.

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Meet Tim Erixon

Well, the Rick Nash trade has happened and as usual, many people had a problem with the deal. Seems like most wanted a prospect like either Derek Stepan or Chris Kreider (or both if you were feeling greedy). Notice how I didn’t say top prospect because THAT is who we got in defenseman, Tim Erixon. While he was not their top offensive prospect, according to The Hockey News future watch issue, Tim was the Rangers’ top prospect and the 17th best in hockey. When I asked Hockey Prospectus and ESPN prospect expert Corey Pronman, he said Erixon is now our top prospect and he likes Erixon a little more than 2012 top pick Ryan Murray. Continue reading Meet Tim Erixon

Development Camp Shows Promise

While the Blue Jackets, twitter, and friends have done a wonderful job keeping me updated on the development camp being held in Columbus, I had to take advantage of the mid-week holiday to see first hand what kind of quality the fan base can expect over the coming years.  A number of new faces, along with the addition of NHL ready Johansen and Atkinson gave plenty of intrigue.

Take a knee

My first instinct was to hunt for familiar faces in the crowd, but upon entering the arena, I was drawn into the familiar speed and competitiveness of prospect hockey.  Suffice to say I was hooked, and found the least populated bench from which to watch the action unfold.  Surprising to me was the ability to walk by basically the entire Blue Jackets front office including Scott Howson and Craig Patrick.  I didn’t attempt to bother our GM, but there was nothing suggesting I would not have been able to plop down directly beside him and start chatting about the future of the franchise.  I love that lack of separation.  It speaks volumes for the individual.

Finding my seat, I immediately zoned in on 2012 6th round pick Daniel Zaar.  Not the biggest frame at 5’11 170lbs, but a shot with seemingly pinpoint accuracy.  Within the first ten minutes, he managed to dazzle me twice.  First, he swatted home a rebound off the glass, in mid air, to the top shelf.  Second, and more impressive, upon receiving a pass and skating into the high slot (right at the top of the faceoff circles), he beat the goalie (either Forsberg or Ouellete) above his shoulder with a wrist shot, hitting the crossbar and dropping straight down.

Continue reading Development Camp Shows Promise

My CBJ Mock Draft

With the draft quickly approaching, and the internet being full of mock drafts, I’m offering my take. Be it just a first round to those few crazy sites that do full draft mock ups, me, I’m taking the easy way out – I’m just doing one team. That one team is of course the Columbus Blue Jackets(duh prospect boy).

As of this writing the Blue Jackets own eight picks, possibly nine. And, important to note, in my proposed draft, I can only pick from who has been ranked by the scouting services since I can’t find a list of unsigned prospects that reentered the draft or players that were passed over in previous drafts (quick note last three drafts we’ve selected a player that’s been passed over). So here we go.

The CBJ’s Picks (round-pick)
1-2
2-31,45(OTT via PHX)
3-62
4-95(NYI via VAN), 117(via VAN)
6-152
7-182

ROUND 1 PICK 2
Nail Yakupov(CSS Rank NA 1)
Ok, I’m not saying how, but somehow, someway, the Jackets will flip picks with Edmonton and take Nail Yakupov. Yakupov will give us a skilled, but undersized, goal scorer to hopefully help fill the void left by the Rick Nash trade. Plus, we can only hope for post game interviews like this. Of note, after breaking Steven Stamkos’ rookie scoring records, Yakupov had a rough season due to injuries also having to sit a few games after skipping the Top Prospect game(how dare he rehab an injury- he’s a monster).

ROUND 2 PICK 31
Malcolm Subban(CSS Rank NA G 1)
This pick is totally to help fill the massive crater that is the CBJ’s goalie depth. Now don’t read that as I think Subban will be in Columbus next year, I’m more than ready for him to take a few seasons to develop. Subban’s only been playing goal since he was 12, but he is very athletic and has quick reflexes. Only problem is his rebound control. Malcolm is compared to Montreal’s Carey Price. Subban was among the OHL’s top goalies including being 4th in GAA with a 2.50 with three shutouts. Subban has a slight connection with the Jackets as Columbus prospect Dalton Smith demolished Subban earning him a 10 game suspension.

ROUND 2 PICK 45
Tim Bozon(CSS Rank NA 42)
I’ve liked Tim Bozon since reading about him in The Hockey News Draft Guide when it commented on not only his skill but also his toughness. Now at 6’1, 180some lbs, Bozon is no bruiser, but he’s a speedy scorer and, at least in juniors (Swiss and WHL) a point per game player. The mention of his toughness is when he took a monster hit but Bozon waved the trainer off, another example of this led to a great quote from a scout is when he got into a fight(<-I think this was it) in the playoffs noting Bozon got the tar beaten out of him “I didn’t get to see his skill set” also adding “but I did leave there thinking he was either stupid or he had a lot of balls”. Bozon’s best attribute is his skating and speed leading to 36 goals which was second on the Blazers. Tim’s father Philippe was the first French trained player to play in the NHL suiting up for 144 games with St Louis in the early 90s.

ROUND 3 PICK 62
Anthony Stolarz(CSS Rank NA G 4)
You’re probably going to call me crazy for taking a goalie in back to back rounds, but Stolarz has been climbing teams’ lists. Stolarz is a monster(pauses and thinks of Wesslau and Gustavsson nevermind) at 6’5 200 lbs having the biggest wingspan at the recent NHL combine with a wingspan of 81″(his wingspan is wider than he is tall). Now Stolarz would be a project as he’s committed to Nebraska-Omaha, but Omaha returns two Sophomores who won nine of the team’s 14 games last season. Stolarz ended up in the lower NAHL after being cut from two EJHL team’s camps and, with some help from his coaches, where once he was expected to be a backup he ended up playing 50 games for the IceRays.

ROUND 4 PICK 95
Esa Lindell(CSS Rank Euro 12)
Not gonna lie this is totally a stat based one. The 6’3″ Fin scored 21 goals(#18 in the video)for the Jokerit Jr team and according to one draft guide it’s because of “a high scoring environment and big ice time”. Lindell is a smart player when making plays and patient with the puck but he’s only average with it but still coordinated enough to make plays. Conflicting scouting reports exist about his physical play, but most sites reports list him as 6’2-6’3 and in the 190 some pound range. Lindell sounds like he’d be a bit of a project pick.

ROUND 4 PICK 117
Brendan Leipsic(CSS Rank 114)
Leipsic sounds a little like Derek Dorsett mixed with Cam Atkinson and possibly a little TJ Tynan, one guide I have called him a energizer bunny. Leipsic despite being listed at 5’9 165 loves to finish checks and has no problem going to the dirty areas. Now he lacks an extra gear but makes up for it by being “sneaky fast”, but he’s hard to control around the boards and when driving to the net. Leipsic has great hands, an accurate shot and is very creative offensively. The only problem with him seems to be he’s 5’9 and his style of play could lead to injuries.

ROUND 6 PICK 152
Justin Hache(CSS Rank 152)
Now picking him at the number he’s ranked is just coincidence. Where Lindell was offensive, Hache has 33 career points in 97 games. Hache was seeing important minutes with the Cataractes until the team loaded up for the Memorial Cup acquiring three of the QMJHL’s top defensemen. Hache is a steady reliable defenseman, but not a great skater, and, someone who likes to be physical along the boards. As with most prospects, he will need to get stronger. Next year, Justin will be playing on a new team as he was traded to Cape Breton to complete one of the trades earlier in the season to acquire one of the top defenseman.

ROUND 7 PICK 182
Ludvig Nilsson(CSS Rank Euro 57)
Nilsson is a 6’1 center/left wing that played for Timra’s junior team scoring 32 points in 47 games. Nilsson has a shoot first mentality that shows he wants to be a difference maker. While he doesn’t punish you with his size, he uses it in his goal scoring. Nilsson is a net presence on the power play where he earns most of his points.

There you have it folks, my picks on who the CBJ should draft. If I get any of these right, I may retire from blogging(stop cheering!)! I’ll be at the draft for both days with a little help from ebay and a friend of my dad’s so ill be live tweeting and commenting all the way. Be sure to follow me here at the Union Blue and via Twitter at @cbjprospects.

CBJ at the Memorial Cup

Well folks the Blue Jackets organization’s season is over, every player either under contract or drafted by the Blue Jackets are done. The last two players were two prospects one auditioning for a contract the other wanting to finish on a high note in the MasterCard Memorial Cup.

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Mock Draft v2.0

Welcome to The Union Blue! For those of you discovering this for the first time, I am going to be doing mock drafts through the playoffs as the draft pick position changes (or is expected to change). You can check out v1.0 here. As an added bonus, I will also be including a quick rundown of the second round, as well as a few picks I expect to see in the third round. Once the conference finalists are set, I’ll fire off v3.0. Enjoy!

ROUND 1

Pick Team Player Upside Downside Ht/Wt
1 Edmonton Nail Yakupov RW All Star winger, deadly shooter, good playmaker, has a physical edge Size and injuries are a concern 5’10, 189
2 Columbus Alex Galchenyuk C Top line center with good two way play May not have elite offensive skills, knee injury 6’0, 198
3 Montreal Mikhail Grigorenko C All Star center with good scoring and playmaking skills Effort and consistency have been a problem, huge upside but huge risk 6’3, 200
4 NY Islanders Mathew Dumba D Top powerplay defenseman with a physical edge Decision making needs work 6’0, 183
5 Toronto Ryan Murray D Smooth skating top pairing defenseman Has limited offensive upside and not very physical 6’0, 201
6 Anaheim Filip Forsberg LW Top line power forward Skating needs a lot of work to play first line minutes 6’2, 181
7 Minnesota Radek Faksa C Second line power forward Like Forsberg, his skating needs work 6’3, 202
8 Carolina Jacob Trouba D Excellent two way second pairing defenseman Decision making and discipline are a concern 6’2, 198
9 Winnipeg Teuvo Teravainen LW First line playmaking winger Needs to get significantly bigger to handle the NHL 5’11, 165
10 Tampa Bay Morgan Rielly D Top pp defenseman, second pair at even strength Defensive play is suspect, missed most of season with a knee injury 6’0, 190
11 Washington* Griffin Reinhart D Physical shutdown defenseman, second pair at even strength Consistency is an issue, limited offensive upside 6’4, 207
12 Buffalo Zemgus Girgensons C Physical second line center Offensive ability may be limited 6’2, 198
13 Dallas Cody Ceci D Solid two way second pair defenseman Doesn’t have high end offensive or defensive ability, not very physical 6’2, 207
14 Calgary Sebastien Collberg RW Skilled second line winger with playmaking ability Needs to improve strength, consistency and defensive zone play 5’11, 176
15 Ottawa Matt Finn D Hard working second pair, two way defenseman Could get bigger, skating needs to get better, puck skills need work 6’0, 195
16 Washington Brendan Gaunce C Second or third line center, with good size and good all around game Could improve physicality, skating needs work, can improve puck skills 6’2, 215
17 Columbus** Pontus Aberg LW Creative, two way second liner with a good shot Needs to get bigger, passing needs work 5’11, 194
18 San Jose Derrick Pouliot D Second pairing puck moving defenseman Undersized, suspect defensively, and can be careless with the puck 5’11, 186
19 Chicago Olli Maata D Stay at home second pair defenseman with a good first pass Skating needs improvement and has limited offensive skills 6’2, 202
20 New Jersey Hampus Lindholm D Great skating, two way defender Offensive and defensive upside are question marks, needs to bulk up 6’2, 196
21 Tampa Bay*** Malcolm Subban G Starting goalie, quick pads and glove, solid rebound control Inconsistency and injury concerns 6’1, 188
22 Buffalo**** Tomas Hertl C Offensively skilled second liner with decent grit A poor skater and questionable defensively 6’2, 198
23 Pittsburgh Brady Skjei D Good skating, two way second pair defenseman Is inconsistent, not physical, and may be limited offensively 6’3, 200
24 Florida Stefan Matteau C Hard working, intelligent two way second/third liner May not have the offensive skill to play top six 6’2, 210
25 Boston Tom Wilson RW Bruising power forward, probably on the 3rd line, chance of 2nd Skating needs a lot of work, puck skills are limited 6’4, 203
26 Vancouver Scott Kosmachuk RW Hard working, physical second liner with some offensive punch May not have top six skill, size may decrease impact of physical play 6’0, 185
27 Philadelphia Slater Koekkek D Big, solid 2nd pair defenseman with decent puck skills Decision making with the puck, skating needs a little work 6’2, 184
28 Phoenix Ville Pokka D Defensive oriented second pair defenseman, with a chance of offensive upside Offensive ability is debatable, skating needs work 6’0, 196
29 St. Louis Mike Matheson D Good skater, offensive minded second pair defenseman Needs to add size and improve skill to be an NHLer 6’1, 178
30 NY Rangers Ludvik Bystrom D Intelligent, mobile, second pair defenseman Not physical, offensive skills need improvement 6’1, 208

ROUND 2

Pick Team Player Ht/Wt
1 Columbus Andrei Vasilevski G 6’3, 204
2 Edmonton Dalton Thrower D 5’11, 189
3 Montreal Martin Frk RW 6’0, 204
4 NY Islanders Colton Sissons C 6’1, 189
5 Toronto Scott Laughton C 6’0, 177
6 Anaheim Damon Severson D 6’2, 200
7 Tampa Bay^ Phil Giuseppe LW 6’0, 176
8 Carolina Nic Kerdiles LW 6’2, 201
9 Winnipeg Tanner Pearson LW 6’0, 198
10 Tampa Bay Anton Slepyshev LW 6’2, 187
11 Colorado Cristoval Nieves C 6’3, 184
12 Buffalo Jordan Schmaltz D 6’2, 189
13 Dallas Mike Winther C 5’11, 175
14 Buffalo^^ Daniil Zharkov LW 6’3, 197
15 Columbus^^^ Tim Bozon LW 6’0, 183
16 Minnesota+ Mikko Vainonen D 6’3, 205
17 Dallas++ Jarrod Maidens LW 6’0, 178
18 Carolina+++ Chandler Stephenson LW 5’10, 192
19 Chicago Oscar Dansk G 6’2, 186
20 New Jersey Troy Bourke LW 5’10, 156
21 Detroit Andreas Athanasiou LW 6’0, 179
22 Montreal~ Mark Jankowski C 6’2, 170
23 Pittsburgh Tomas Hyka RW 5’11, 160
24 Florida Brady Vail C 6’0, 195
55 San Jose~~ Nikolai Prokhorkin LW 6’2, 191
56 Colorado~~~ Gemel Smith C 5’10, 160
57 Vancouver Dane Fox C 6’0, 185
58 Tampa Bay# Patrick Sieloff D 6.0, 198
59 Phoenix Erik Karlsson C 6’0, 162
60 St. Louis Lukas Sutter C 6’0, 207
61 NY Rangers Calle Andersson D 6’2, 208

Honorable Mention & Notes

Christian Djoos, D, 5’11, 158
Brandon Whitney, G, 6’5, 193
James Melindy, D, 6’2, 191
Raphael Bussieres, LW, 6’1, 195
Samuel Kurker, RW, 6’2, 198
Matia Marcantuoni, C, 6’0, 194
Nick Ebert, D, 6’1, 195
Gianluca Curcurto, D, 6’0, 195

* from Colorado
**from Los Angeles
*** from Detroit
**** from Nashville
^ from Minnesota via San Jose
^^ from Calgary
^^^ from Ottawa via Phoenix
“+” from Washington via New Jersey
“++” from Los Angeles via Philadelphia
“+++” from San Jose
~ from Nashville
~~ compensatory selection for failing to sign Patrick White
~~~ from Boston via Toronto
# from Philadelphia