...is Jaynen Rissling of the Calgary Hitmen. I had a chance to watch him last night. It's the second time I have seen him in the last couple of weeks. Wow is this kid good. He has taken huge strides this season. Coming into the year his mobility was a big issue. But the now 17 year old has come a long way and is doing a great job filling into his 6'3 frame. He didn't make one mistake all night last night and is a very solid 2 way defenseman. He's not afraid to step up a little into the offensive zone (17 pts in 42 games on a terrible team). He is also very mature in his own zone and is a big minute eater. He went head to head against the Blades best last night (Schenn's debut) and was a -1 despite his team losing 5-1. He plays physical in his own zone, and like I said, his mobility didn't appear to be an issue at all. He is a late birthday, missing the 2011 draft by only 6 days. That means he will be one of the oldest players available for 2012, something that should definitely help his cause. He is my sleeper for 2012 and I wouldn't be shocked if he climbed into the top 40-60, if not higher. An NHL comparison might be someone like Eric Brewer. If his offense tapers off I could see him being a Nick Schultz type of player. The 2012 D crop in the WHL alone is just scary. Murray, Pouliot, Dumba, Rielly, Reinhart, Thrower, Gow etc etc. I've said it before and I will repeat it here...I wouldn't be shocked to see more than 15 dmen taken in round 1 of the 2012 draft.