#17 – Valentin Zykov, RW – Baie Comeau, QMJHL

TSN – #25
Central Scouting – #7 NAS
ISS – #19
Craig Button – #37
McKeens – #32
THN – #31

Valentin Zykov goes into this draft as a player who just burst on to the scene as a rookie in the Q this season, leading all rookies in scoring. He’s a real shifty player who’s not afraid to shoot the puck as his 40 goals would attest. I compare his game to that of another guy who came into the Quebec league and up to the NHL Entry Draft in much the same way, David Perron.

NHL COMPARABLE: David Perron

UPSIDE: Top 6 Goal-Scoring Winger