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Red Wings pick The Pope…I mean David Pope, 109th overall (and a Lecavalier update)

Updated 3x at 8:27 PM: Oh, by the way...


6'2," 188 pounds, slated to play for the Waterloo Blackhawks of the USHL...Good pick.

He registered 39 points in 42 BCHL games.

Update #1:

From Wayne Moore:

West Kelowna Warriors winger David Pope should hear his name called when 30 NHL general managers converge in New Jersey for the annual entry draft at the end of June.

Pope is ranked 67th among North American skaters in the final rankings released this week by NHL Central Scouting.

Factoring in players in Europe and goaltenders, Pope will likely hear his name called sometime between the end of the second round and the fourth.

One NHL scout says Pope's size (6'3") and quick, hard shot have attracted the attention of some teams in the NHL.

Pope has suffered through some injuries since coming to the Warriors. He played just 42 of 56 games in the regular season due to injury.

Over those 42 games, he scored 17 goals and 39 points.

Pope would be the third member of the Warriors ever drafted by the NHL. Justin Schultz (43rd in 2008) and Cam Reid (192nd in 2009).

Update #2:

Update #3:

RWC on Pope:

4-109. LW David Pope, 6-2, 187, West Kelowna (BCHL), 42-17-22-39-20. Pope played junior A in British Columbia to retain his NCAA eligibility and enjoyed a productive year, climbing from No. 104 at mid-season to No. 67 at end-of-year in Central Scouting’s draft ranking. Committed to play at Nebraska-Omaha in 2014-15, Pope is slated to play in the USHL with the Waterloo Black Hawks next season. More to follow.

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