Luke Moffat - American or Canadian??

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  1. HabLover

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    After being the consensus best player available in this year's WHL bantam draft and being selected #2 overall by the Kelowna Rockets, is this kid going to play for Canada or the USA at future tournaments?

    I know he has dual citizenship, therefore I guess giving him a choice of who he wants to play with? It doesn't sound like he headed to the NTDP, but I guess he could go the college route.

    So will he play for Canada at the U17's in December or Team USA? I have heard he either attended BC's U17 tryouts or wasn't invited? I am not sure which?
     
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    I think he was born and raised in the US, so I assume he probably considers himself American. I think his father's Canadian and he got dual citizenship through that connnection somehow. Unlike Canadian-raised kids who play for the NDTP because they want to play in the NCAA or play for the US in tournaments because they aren't guaranteed to make the Canadian team (a la Brady Murray), there doesn't seem like there will be any incentive for Moffatt to play for Canada instead of where he grew up.

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    BTW, you may be interested to know that Cam Fowler, who's considered by some people to be the best OHL-eligible 91 player, is also an American who holds dual citizenship.
     
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  3. HabLover

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    Hmmmm......because I've heard Moffat and family lived in Vancouver and his father is presently doing business in Phoenix and Luke was born in Canada. Oh well, who knows, I guess we will find out soon enough. Could turn out something like Ryan Hollweg when he ended up playing for the Canadian U18 team, although I believe he was born and raised in the states for the most part.
     
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    Moffatt is heading to the NTDP which means that he will play for the US going forward. Kelowna took a flyer on this kid hoping to convinve him to play there over the course of the next two to three years. This kid is very special, similiar to Kessel at the same age....
     
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    he considers himself american. dont be surprised to see him play on the ntdp as an underager then sign with kelowna.
     
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    I think the fact the it's not set in stone that he will play in the 'dub is the main reason Portland was willing to deal down. It was a lose-lose situation for them to remain the 1st pick. Best case scenario: they draft Moffatt and end up with a highlight reel franchise player. Other scenarios: they pass on Moffatt, take someone else, and Moffatt plays in the WHL anyways for another team. Or, they can trade down and still get a high end player, along with some other picks and a prospect.

    I think they made right - but imagine if he does go to Kelowna, it would be cool to get to see him up close.

    On a side note, maybe off topic: Where did Quientin Howden come from, and why had I never heard of him before?
     
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    Not sure about Luke but when I played with his brother he considered himself an American when all the American vs. Canadian ribbing was going on in the lockeroom. My bet is that he will probably play for the US internationally.
     
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    Has Moffat made any commitment as to where he is going to play for the 2009/10 season? What are the chances of him playing for the Kelowna Rockets?
     
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    He is from a rural town in Manitoba I think. He was the first manitoba player chosen in the WHL Bantam Draft
     
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    Check the post date haha
     
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    To Doomsday Device Cam Fowler was born in Windsor moved to Michigan very early in life
     
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    Well, he has long since made a commitment to play the 2010-2011 season for U. of Michigan, and he is joining the USNTDP next year, so, the chances of him playing for Kelowna are equal to the chances he abandons the college route he has said he intends to pursue. In other words, nobody has any idea.
     
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    Thanks bud.:) This thread is from a couple of years ago though, so I figured it out now.
     
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    Moffatt is already playing for the U.S. NTDP Under-17 Team this season, not joining them next year. He's tied for sixth in scoring with 19-14-33 in 52 games.
     
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    U18 NTDP Roster Next Season
    Goalies
    Cambell
    ?

    Defense
    Clare
    Clendening
    Faulk
    Johns?
    Merrill
    Simonelli
    Tinordi?

    Forwards
    Balisy?
    Czarnik
    Etem
    Fallon
    Mersch
    Nieto
    Rust
    Shore
    Sooth
    Zucker
    ?
    ?

    Missing 3 players - ideas on who will be added
    Brandon Saad?
    Alex Lippincott?
    Andy Iles?
     
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    Id put a question mark next to Clendening too and maybe Shore. Saad is going to sign with Saginaw in the summer.

    Zucker is probably their best forward, so Id expect alot of WHL pressure for him too.
     
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    U18 NTDP Roster Next Season
    Goalies
    Cambell
    ?

    Defense
    Clare
    Clendening?
    Faulk
    Johns?
    Merrill
    Simonelli
    Tinordi?

    Forwards
    Balisy?
    Czarnik
    Etem
    Fallon
    Mersch
    Nieto
    Rust
    Shore?
    Sooth
    Zucker
    ?
    ?
     
  19. hugehockeyfan88

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    Has Zucker been drafted in the WHL?
    Same for Shore?
     
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    Zucker 4th rounder to Seattle, Shore a 7th rounder to Kelowna.
     
  21. Jori

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    Zucker committed to DU pretty early, should be interesting. I'm sure DU will also pursue the younger Shore.
     
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    U18 NTDP Roster Next Season
    Goalies
    Cambell (Windsor)
    ?

    Defense
    Clare
    Clendening? (London)
    Faulk
    Johns? (Windsor)
    Merrill (Plymouth)
    Simonelli
    Tinordi? (London)

    Forwards
    Balisy? (London)
    Czarnik
    Etem
    Fallon
    Mersch (Erie)
    Nieto
    Rust (St. Mikes)
    Shore? (Kelowna)
    Sooth
    Zucker (Seattle)
    ?
    ?

    CHL Rights are in parenthesis, did I miss anyone?
     
  23. orangeandblack

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    Pretty sure Erie drafted Clare
     
  24. hugehockeyfan88

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    U18 NTDP Roster Next Season
    Goalies
    Cambell (Windsor)
    ?

    Defense
    Clare (Erie)
    Clendening? (London)
    Faulk
    Johns? (Windsor)
    Merrill (Plymouth)
    Simonelli
    Tinordi? (London)

    Forwards
    Balisy? (London)
    Czarnik
    Etem
    Fallon
    Mersch (Erie)
    Nieto
    Rust (St. Mikes)
    Shore? (Kelowna)
    Sooth
    Zucker (Seattle)
    ?
    ?
     
  25. The Exiled One

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    I don't know if they'll need a defenseman, but Kevin Gravel joined them for an international tournament last month. I imagine he'd be on the short list to play for them full time.
     

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