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2009 NHL Draft: Dallas Stars select RW Tomas Vincour in the 5th round

Team: Edmonton Oil Kings
Position: Right Wing/Center
HT/Weight: 6-3, 202
DOB: November 19, 1990
Shoots: Right.

Continuing the trend of selecting skilled forwards, the Dallas Stars pick Tomas Vincour from the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL.

He's a big (6-3, 202) forward who has good hands and a great shot. Above average stickhandling ability along the boards and is good in tight spaces.

Not that great of a skater and didn't really improve in his second season in the WHL.

From Mike Remmerde's profile:

Short skating stride is a real problem. First step quickness is just not there at all. Takes a long time to stop and re-start. Doesn't turn very well and poor balance. Only plus about his skating is some okay speed once he finally gets going.

I like that he's not afraid to throw the body around, but he just isn't physically effective at all. Lack of strength and poor balance usually means he ends up on the ice even when he's initiating the contact.

Here's his Hockey's Future profile.