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Vision Stands Out For Nugent-Hopkins

Monday, 06.13.2011 / 10:42 AM ET / Draft Central 2011
By Mike Ulmer  - Mapleleafs.com commentator
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Vision Stands Out For Nugent-Hopkins

Name: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Team: Red Deer Rebels
Hometown: Burnaby, British Columbia
Position: Centre
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 170 lbs
2010-2011: 69 games, 31 goals, 75 assists, 51 PIMss
Final Central Scouting Ranking for N.A. Skaters: 1st

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins uses a different type of vision.

Scouts praise his ability to feel the game and move the puck at precisely the right moment.

But there are no situations Nugent-Hopkins hasn’t prepared for through visualization.

“Before every game I definitely do it. The night before a game I do it. Before I have a nap I do it. The mental part of the game is really important.

“A lot of guys go through situations on the ice what you’re done in the past and what you want to do in that game. It definitely is a big part of my game.”

And Nugent-Hopkins greatest asset?

“I would have to say it’s my vision,” he said.

NHL team: Pittsburgh and Ottawa
NHL player: Sidney Crosby
Shootout move: “Fake shot, fake backhand, back to forehand”
Goal celebration: “One knee up, double fist pump, look to the sky”
Video: NHL ‘10
Movie: Legends of the Fall
TV Show: Friends
Actor/Actress: Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway
Cartoon: The Simpsons
Website: Facebook.com
Pump-up song: "Savior" by  Rise Against
Restaurant: Cactus Club Café
Sport (other than hockey): Football
Breakfast Food: French toast

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