A Look At Brett Pesce, Brent Pedersen, and Tyler Ganly

Mike Stobe

We have talked a lot about number one pick Elias Lindholm, but what about the other three picks in this year's draft?

Brett Pesce D 6’2" 190LBS– A solid defender and freshman at the University of New Hamphsire, Pesce has the poise of a senior and should develop nicely for the Hurricanes in the next couple years. Pesce is likely to spend at least two years at UNH and definitely needs to fill out frame wise at only 190lbs, but if his freshman season is any indication of things to come, the Hurricanes may have made a steal at 66th overall. Pesce has an incredible compete level and his physical presence makes Pesce a physical defenseman and shut down blueliner in his own end especially. Brett Pesce is added to a Hurricanes team that is in need of some defensive depth at the prospect level and should be seeing time with the big club in the years to come.

Brent Pedersen LW 6’2" 205LBS – Pedersen gives the Hurricanes a big physical forward, with a booming shot from the point. Pedersen is a strong forward that plays the body hard and can drop the gloves when needed. Pedersen is not much of a scorer but he did make some strides this season, doubling his 2011-2012 point totals. Pedersen brings grit and size to the table, he also creates tons of room with his physicality and can maximize rebounds with his heavy stick, he also threads the needle exceptionally with a powerful slap shot.

Tyler Ganly D 6’2" 197LBS-
A strong defensemen, Ganly isn’t flashy and likes to sit back and just do his job. He plays his zone well and is strong on the fore-check and back check. Ganly is a fighter and brings a mean style of play to the Hurricanes prospect pool. He is willing to fight anything and anyone and is a great teammate and will always drop the gloves for one of his team members. Ganly spent a lot of time in big penalty kill situations and has been relied upon for important defensive situations. Tyler is a determined player and takes pride in doing the small things needed to keep the puck out of his own net. He works hard and contributes in a lot of unnoticeable ways, but is a coach’s dream, as he is a coachable player that already knows what needs to be done and doesn’t need much direction.

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