Peterborough Petes

Slater Koekkoek

Date sent: March 12, 2012
Date received: April 13, 2012
Total time: 13 days
Total players responses: 456
Total 2012 responses: 59

Potential 1st round draft pick signed my card in a black sharpie.  This past season, Slater played for the Petes as a defenseman.  He has been ridden with injuries this past season, which may have scouts uneasy about his skills.  He has tremendous size and a good hockey sense, and was leading the charge for the Petes before his injuries had him sidelines.  He potentially could go mid-late in the 1st round.  We’ll find out this Friday!

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Austin Watson

Date sent: October 3rd, 2011
Date received: October 26th, 2011
Total time: 23 days
Total players responses: 347
Total 2011 responses: 342

A clear autograph from Nashville Predator’s prospect Austin Watson.  I’m really glad to see this card displayed his autograph nicely.  Austin is an 18th overall draft pick for the Preds, but currently playing for the Petes of Peterborough.  He played for his junior team last year as well, where he posted a 1.00 point per game average which included 34 goals and 34 assists in 68 games.

Matthew Puempel

Date sent: September 26th, 2011
Date received: October 14th, 2011
Total time: 18 days
Total players responses: 333
Total 2011 responses: 328

Hurrah! Matt Puempel is a former CHL Rookie of the Year winner.  He led all OHL rookies in 2009/2010 and was second in on his teams’ scoring.  He is a very promising player, being drafted 24th overall in 2011 by the Ottawa Senators.  I give him a few years to develop in the minors before he’ll be able to crack the lineup.

Ryan Spooner

Date sent: September 26th, 2011
Date received: October 11th, 2011
Total time: 15 days
Total players responses: 330
Total 2011 responses: 325

Huzzah! Another H&P auto, this time by Ryan Spooner.  Ryan is currently on the Peterborough Petes, a player drafted by the Boston Bruins.  He’s a quick, skilled forward, one whom is considered a talented prospect.  Perhaps we’ll see him in the league in a few years when he becomes bigger and stronger.  Thanks for the nice auto Ryan!