Prospect Info: Scott Harrington | D | London (OHL) | Second Round, 54th overall

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  1. shureshot66

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    SCOTT HARRINGTON
    NORTH AMERICAN SKATER
    LONDON, OHL
    FINAL RANK: 98 MIDTERM RANK: 67
    POSITION: DEFENSEMAN SHOOTS: LEFT
    HEIGHT: 6' 0" WEIGHT: 200
    BORN: MARCH 10, 1993
    BORN IN: KINGSTON, ON, CAN
    DRAFTED: PIT (2ND ROUND / 54TH OVERALL)



    Note: A 6-foot, 200-pound defensemen from the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Harrington, 18, appeared in 67 games this past season for the Knights, collecting six goals, 16 assists and 22 points. Harrington, a Kingston, ON native, was teammates this past season with defenseman Reid McNeill, who was selected by Pittsburgh in the sixth round (170th overall) of the 2010 draft. In two seasons with the Knights, Harrington has recorded 36 points (7G-29A) and posted a plus-11 rating in 122 contests.

    Sexton’s Take: “We like the way he plays. He’s a very good skate with good mobility. He sees the ice well and moves the puck. He has a big strong frame, needs to get stronger. He can play with an edge, but needs to do it more consistently. A more defensive focus than offense, but he’s not incompetent offensively.”
     
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    Lol another d-man. People are gonna go *******
     
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    No way this kid was the best available. There were a bunch of decent forwards left that were better then this kid
     
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    Damn, SS. You are fast! Great job you are doing with all of this.
     
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    Not unhappy, just don't know much about this kid at all.

    You can tell that Shero once was apart of Nashville management.
     
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    Need moar d-man
     
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    If i'm in player development, everything I just read was great. That's the type of kid who becomes a huge player. Skill always looks sexier, but NHL players have those type of characteristics.

    Not my favorite pick.. but I will believe in Shero until he proves otherwise.
     
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    Yeah because we really needed another defensemen we have so few.......
     
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    Especially a primarily defensive D-man who, from the scouting report, is great at nothing but just solid all around. Don't we have two guys like that in WBS right now?
     
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    From Brock, a great writer who covers the OHL extensively:

    http://ohlprospects.blogspot.com/2011/05/my-final-top-50-ohl-players-for-2011_16.html

    Short Q&A and some more info:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/juniorhocke...with-Scott-Harrington?urn=juniorhockey-317535
     
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    From what I have read, he was projected to be a first rounder very early but then dropped quite quickly. I have read the word "reclamation project" quite a few times.
     
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    Not sure how I feel about this pick. Ironically, if you told me we'd be taking Harrington in round 2 a year ago, I'd be stoked about it. This year, I'm fine with it, but just not as excited.

    Harrington was outstanding as a 16 year old rookie, coming into the league and displaying the poise and defensive play of a veteran, with a hope that with more PP time his offensive game would develop to match his defense. But in his second year (this past year), his offensive game underwhelmed and his defense took a hit. His offense just didn't progress like folks thought it would. So people who watched the Knights closely wondered if he simply didn't have much of an offensive upside.

    Good skater, good at moving the puck out of his zone, but not necessarily a great offensive game to compliment his defense. Defensively, he's positionally sound and will hit, but he won't be mistaken for a Duncan Siemens or Dylan McIlrath.
     
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    Mark McNeil? :(
     
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    Yeah, must have had this year's draft on his mind.

    Should be Reid Mcneill, 6th round pick last year.

    And he already corrected it.

     
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    I like this pick. Not so much for the player, but for the extra day of histrionics here.
     
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    I probably would've liked this pick a lot if we didn't pick Morrow in the 1st, but oh well I think the Pens goal in the draft is just to make me very mad lol
     
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    If a hockey lineup shifts to 6 forwards and 12 defenseman you'd have to think the Pens are one of the best positioned teams.
     
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    It's unfortunate if Harrington gets all the hate and disappointment now. Not his fault Shero made a reach like that. I don't like the pick, not because of Harrington himself but because we took this sort of player at this point in the draft. Doesn't look like good value and it sure isn't an organizational need.
     
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    I would loved to have Mario Lucia. Shero should be on an episode of Hoarders for hoarding defensemen.
     
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    Pens scouting team must have really liked him. I don't mind Shero going with D in the first two rounds. Its where his drafting has been the best IMO.
     
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    Yeah I think he reached on this one because we don't pick again to the 5th round. I was really excited about having a 2nd round pick this year and this was a pretty big let down.
     

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