There are a lot of intriguing players even this far down Central Scouting's mid-term list. Keegan Lowe, the son of Oilers' great Kevin Lowe, headlines a group that includes a couple of big, tough defensive specialists, and a player who might be the best skater in the draft.
151. Keegan Lowe, Defenseman, 6'1", 173 lbs. WHL: 71GP, 2G, 22A, 24P, +33. There's no shortage of coverage for Loweplaying for the Edmonton Oil Kings as the son of Kevin Lowe naturally draws some scrutiny. The scouting reports I've read identify Lowe as a smart, capable two-way player with a not overwhelming offensive game.
My call: He'll get drafted, and he'll get drafted earlier than Central has him ranked. He led the Oil Kings in plus-minus and didn't finish far back in penalty minutes either.
152. Chris Bradley, Defenseman, 6'1", 190 lbs. USHL: 59GP, 3G, 9A, 12P, -1. Bradley's coach Chris Carr is enthusiastic in describing the player, calling him "one of those rare defensemen that can do everything" and a "great person."