Capitals draft Connor McMichael of the London Knights

first_imgMcMichael had a great season, as a go-to player for London when its lineup was depleted, and he continued to produce and generate shots at a high level when the roster filled out, although he tailed off toward the end. He doesn’t wow you with his tools, but he’s a quality player. McMichael is a very smart all-around hockey player. He sees the ice very well, is creative with the puck and understands the game away from the puck. He’s not the biggest guy but McMichael competes well. He gets to the net and gets back on defense. With the puck, he’s skilled but not amazingly so. He can make some space with his hands, and his shot can surprise goalies with the ability to pick corners. His skating leaves some to be desired. He has decent speed but not great for his size, and his stride is inefficient. I give a nod to his sense and production as indicators that he could play in the NHL.London Knights assistant coach Rick Steadman on McMichael: “He makes plays. He can play up and down a lineup. He can play at both ends of the ice. He’s very skilled and has a great shot.” Ranked the 24th North American skater by most draft boards, McMichael fills a few areas of need in Washington’s system, mainly forward depth, good two-way ability, and intelligence. McMichael models his game after Calgary forward Sean Monahan. On Friday night, the Washington Capitals selected center Connor McMichael with the 25th pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. McMichael played for the renowned London Ontario Knights in the Ontario Hockey League, coached by former captain and head coach Dale Hunter. If all of these things turn out to be true and McMichael reaches Washington in a year or two, we could see him eventually take over the 3rd line center role from Lars Eller, or slot in the top 9 as a scoring winger with good two-way play. center_img Corey Pronman, NHL expert at the Athletic, had this to say about McMichael: In the coming days, we’ll review every draft pick and give a more complete picture of who could join the big club in the next few years. Please follow and like us:last_img read more

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Clyde Roopchand laid to rest

first_imgFormer Chief Planner of the Finance Ministry, Clyde Roopchand, who has been hailed as a patriot andPersons solemnly pay their last respectsoutstanding public servant, was on Saturday laid to rest. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, Junior Finance Minister Jaipaul Sharma and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo were among those present at the funeral service, held outside of the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown.Roopchand worked at the State Planning Secretariat and also sat on several Government boards. He was 70 years old and passed away in New York, USA.After his passing, the Ministry of the Presidency had said issued a simple statement which read: “President David Granger has expressed condolences to the wife and relatives of Mr Clyde Roopchand.”The People’s Progressive Party had also expressed their grief at the passing of the former public servant. “His passion and commitment to advance the country and the welfare of its people is undisputed.Guyana has indeed lost a stalwart and a true son. The best tribute would be to ensure that his contributions are not forgotten and the impeccable standards he set, be emulated,” the Party had noted.last_img read more

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Ripley County Man Arrested Following Pursuit

first_imgAt the intersection of County Road 325 North and County Road 525 West, Snapp lost control of the vehicle.  The vehicle left the roadway and struck a guardrail.  The vehicle then overturned before landing in a creek. Trooper Albrecht, along with other officers, pulled Snapp from the vehicle.  Suspected methamphetamine was located inside the vehicle. Snapp was transported to Decatur County Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  He was then released into police custody. Snapp was transported to the Ripley County Jail where he was then incarcerated on charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Methamphetamine, Operating While Intoxicated, and Reckless Driving.Snapp was incarcerated pending his initial appearance in the Ripley County Circuit Court.Trp. Albrecht was assisted by other troopers with the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post, Ripley County Sheriff’s Office, Versailles Police Department, Osgood Police Department, Osgood Fire Department, Ripley County EMS, and Affordable Todd’s Wrecker. Yesterday, at approximately 9:30 pm, a Holton, Indiana man was arrested on numerous charges after leading troopers on a vehicle pursuit in Ripley County.The incident began when Trooper Nicholas Albrecht attempted to stop a 2000 Buick LeSabre at High Street and Tanglewood Road in Versailles, Indiana for a traffic violation. The vehicle, being driven by Bradley R. Snapp, age 32, Holton, Indiana fled from Trooper Albrecht.  Snapp drove westbound from Versailles before traveling northbound towards Osgood, Indiana. last_img read more

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