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Red Wings pick James De Haas with 170th overall pick

From the Red Wings:

With the 170th pick in the 2012 #NHLDraft, your @DetroitRedWings select James De Haas (D) from Toronto Lakeshore.

NHL.com had De Haas listed as the 175th-ranked North American skater, and they only offer stats for the 6’2,” 194-lb defenseman….

2010-2011 TORONTO MARLBOROS GTHL 70 12 18 30 40
2011-2012 TORONTO LAKESHORE OJHL 45 10 19 29 32

But RWC’s Sarah Lindenau found a video @Jdehaas3 working out:

And Bob duff reports that he’s headed to Clarkson University:

#redwings take Toronto-Lakeshore D James de Haas at 170. He was OJHL 1st AS and is headed to Clarkson.

Update: RWC on De Haas:

6-170. D James De Haas, 6-2, 197, Toronto (OJHL), 45-10-19-29-32. Good-sized defenceman was ranked 176th by Central Scouting. Will play in the NCAA at Clarkson next season, the same program that housed former Red Wings prospects Julien Cayer and the late Bryan Rufenach. He led his team in defense scoring and was fifth in the Ontario junior A ranks.

Via Lindenau, the Hockey News’s Ryan Kennedy mentioned De Haas having played in an NCAA showcase scrimmage:

James Dehaas, D – Mississauga Braves

One of the few 1994 birthdays in attendance, Dehaas was noticeable in both games for Team Royal Blue. Already 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds, the defensive defenseman showed a great awareness of what his frame can accomplish, angling off attackers and using his reach to diffuse chances with minimal effort. While I originally thought Dehaas was strictly shutdown, he had a great rush in his second game that showed off impressive speed for a big man.

Via the Wings:

James de Haas ‏@Jdehaas3

Thanks to everyone for the congratulations tweets and texts! Awesome feeling, glad to be a Red Wing, looking forward to getting started:)

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SYF's avatar

Well, Wings have a 6’2”, 200lb. prospect in Max NiCastro as well.

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 06/23/12 at 04:16 PM ET

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