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Cameranesi Could Be Best Skater In The Draft

Saturday, 06.25.2011 / 1:20 PM ET / Draft Central 2011
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Cameranesi Could Be Best Skater In The Draft

Wayzata left wing Mario Lucia might be the top high school player on the board when the 2011 NHL Entry Draft rolls around in June, but his linemate Tony Cameranesi could be the best skater available.
"Mario is the top high school player in the country," NHL Central Scouting's Jack Barzee told NHL.com. "But Tony Cameranesi is probably one of the best skaters in the entire draft. In fact, that's the one thing that Cameranesi has on (Mr. Hockey Award winner) Kyle Rau of Eden Prairie.
"Tony will get to the same point on the ice as Rau, only in a different way. He'll blow down the wing and bring everyone to their feet."
Cameranesi, a 5-foot-9, 162-pound center who would compare his style of play to that of Montreal Canadiens forward Mike Cammalleri, was rated No. 160 on Central Scouting's mid-term report in January. He finished his senior year with 17 goals, 63 points and a plus-38 rating in 28 games, including 2 goals, 9 points and a plus-9 rating in three state sectional playoff contests for the Trojans.
"I feel I have good speed, hockey sense and good puck movement," said Cameranesi, committed to the University of Minnesota-Duluth in the fall. In three seasons with the varsity, Cameranesi produced 40 goals and 120 points in 78 games.
Wayzata head coach Carl Davis said what separates his captain from other players is his relentless motor on every shift.
"His work ethic is unbelievable … an average fan would notice him in a game because of how unbelievable a skater he is," Davis told NHL.com. "He's smooth, strong and powerful and he's worked hard to develop. Mario (Lucia) is the better goal-scorer, but Tony is the ultimate playmaker. I've been a coach for 30 years and I've never coached someone with Tony's skating ability."
Barzee agrees.
"He's flashy … a short little fire hydrant, compact and a wide, smooth skater," he said.

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