-Czarnik patterns his game after Ales Hemsky and his nickname is "Bob Z" which I think is pretty funny.
-Czarnik's best friend is his future Michigan teammate, David Wohlberg.
-Central Scouting said the following about Czarnik:
“Robbie competes hard, plays with a lot of energy and back checks with authority. Has a tendency to be too aggressive on the puck which puts him out of position. He skates well, has a good wrist shot, but needs to improve on his puckhandling ability.”
-Burlon likes to be the last player to put his helmet on, leave the locker room, and leave the ice.
-Central Scouting said the following:
“He’s not an overly big defenseman, but he has really good mobility and a good shot from the point. He jumps up into the rush well, but needs to improve on his defensive reliability. He played in a really small rink this year and was still able to move the puck quickly and well. Puck-skill wise, he’s good, and as he moves up, his decision-making will improve.”
-Burlon's coach chimed in as well:
“Brandon is a highly mobile defenseman with deceptive speed. His strengths include a pro shot and the ability to get it off quickly, especially one-timers. He has good vision on the ice and plays a controlled and composed game. Areas of improvement and growth include his physical play and decision-making of when to join the rush. He battles hard, is a fierce competitor and is extremely good at running a power-play.”
I usually get a kick out of reading the draft profiles because I like seeing who these kids idolized growing up and sometimes there's some goofy stuff in there.
-The best signature shootout move was Drew Doughty's: "Backhand, forehand, cheese"
-Tyler Ennis's "first career goal" was scored into his own net. Ditto for Patrick Wiercioch.
-Jared Staal's best advice comes from his older brothers: "Seriously dude, [Screw] the police." I'm surprised they printed that.
-Kelsey Tessier patterns his game after ex-Wolverine Michael Cammalleri. Mathieu Brodeur patterns his after Mike Komisarek.
-Future Terrier Corey Trivino wears #10 because of Diego Maradona. That's gotta be a first in hockey.
-Mike Fisher isn't just popular amongst kids coming to Michigan.
-Alright, I made up that one about Jared Staal.
-Nick Larson patterns his game after Mike Modano and Tomas Holmstrom. Hopefully he patterns his skating after the former.
-It amazes me how many players still list Steve Yzerman as their idol or wear #19 because of him. Pretty cool.