Tale of the Tape

Ryan Nugent Hopkins weighed in at 171.2 pounds at the NHL combine today. He’s 6.01, and a lean machine according to reports (RNH impressed at the combine according to reports). The weight is about 16 pounds lighter than Taylor Hall a year ago.

During the tsn coverage of the combine earlier this evening, Bob McKenzie stated RNH’s size is less of an issue after the combine than it was entering the event.

A few other items:

  • Based on a quick scoot around the Al Gore, I’d bet money the top of the draft goes RNH, Huberdeau, Larsson and Landeskog (although not in that order).
  • After that, it could be absolute mayhem. The first round could take 5 hours.
  • The Oilers have gotten offers for 1 and 19, with 19 and 31 possibly going in a package to move up.
  • Late breakers include Duncan Siemens, Mika Zibanejad and Mark Scheifele.

RNH performed well enough to be ranked in the following disciplines:

Anaerobic fitness
1 15.1 SCOTT MAYFIELD YOUNGSTOWN (USHL)
2 14.8 MIKA ZIBANEJAD DJURGARDEN (SWEDEN)
3 14.0 ROCCO GRIMALDI USA U-18 (USHL)
4 13.9 RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS RED DEER (WHL)
5 13.8 JAMIESON OLEKSIAK NORTHEASTERN (H-EAST)
6 13.6 CONNOR MURPHY USA U-18 (USHL)
7 13.4 MATTHEW NIETO BOSTON UNIVERSITY (H-EAST)
8 13.4 MIKE REILLY SHAT.ST.MARY’S (HIGH-MN)
9 13.2 LOGAN SHAW CAPE BRETON (QMJHL)
10 13.0 TYLER BIGGS USA U-18 (USHL)

Aerobic fitness VO2 Max
1 67.9 RYAN TESINK SAINT JOHN (QMJHL)
2 66.9 ZACK PHILLIPS SAINT JOHN (QMJHL)
3 62.8 ADAM LARSSON SKELLEFTEA (SWEDEN)
4 62.8 NIKITA KUCHEROV CSKA 2 (RUSSIA-JR.)
5 61.0 MATT MAHALAK PLYMOUTH (OHL)
6 60.0 MIKE REILLY SHAT.ST.MARY’S (HIGH-MN)
7 58.3 RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS RED DEER (WHL)
8 56.5 JAMIESON OLEKSIAK NORTHEASTERN (H-EAST)
9 56.2 MARK MCNEILL PRINCE ALBERT (WHL)
10 55.8 TYLER BIGGS USA U-18 (USHL)

Both sets of numbers courtesy Kirk Luedeke.

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