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Prospect Preview: Garrett Meurs - Junior Hockey News

Published: Friday, 28 Sep 2012
By: Michael Gosnell

The Colorado Avalanche have fully bought in to the youth movement. Key players such as; Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan O'Reilly, and Paul Stastny, have helped the Avalanche lead in the right direction.

The Avalanche selected Landeskog with the second overall pick in the 2011 National Hockey League Entry Draft. In that same draft, Colorado chose Plymouth Whalers forward Garrett Meurs in the fifth round with the 123rd overall pick.

According to Hockey's Future, Meurs ranks as the best right wing prospect in the Avalanche farm system and that can only spell great things for him.

Currently, he has one goal and one assist in two games with the Whalers. Expect Meurs and Swedish forward Rickard Rakell to be among the top scorers this season for the Whalers.

You will never find a harder worker on the ice than Garrett Meurs. This is without a doubt his greatest strength. Meurs never takes shifts off and is not adverse to play an in-your-face, physical style of play.

He is relentless a relentless forechecker and possesses tremendous speed. In addition, he has a great shot and is fantastic at putting away loose pucks.

Meurs has spent his entire junior hockey career in the Ontario Hockey League with the Plymouth Whalers and this season is expected to his last. And in 199 career games, Meurs has tallied 47 goals and added 82 assists.

It is important that Meurs become more consistent on offense. Also, adding more muscle and studying the fundamentals of the game will help move the process of becoming pro faster.

I think Meurs can become a second or third line player with the Avalanche. If he continues to work on the fundamentals and hit the gym, he could become solid player for Colorado.

On Monday's edition of the Prospect Preview will we talk about Buffalo Sabres prospect Justin Kea.


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