Only Dougie Hamilton and Ryan Murphy were able to crack the NHL Draft Blog's top 10 defensemen for the NHL Entry Draft.
The blog looks at the top 10 players available at each position heading into the draft.
"He moves the puck well and makes good outlet passes," Central Scouting's Chris Edwards told NHL.com. "He does make good decisions with the puck, moves it very well out of his zone. He's a big guy, he'll take the body and uses his size well. He can muscle people off the puck."
On Murphy :
"Ryan has always had to overcome the tag as the small d-man," King said. "I really feel he has used this as motivation and a way to develop. What he lacks in size he certainly makes up for in smarts and determination. He reads the play better than anyone I've seen at his age. His ability to step in the path of where the puck is going allows him to gain puck possession without the physical contact … he fronts many situations in his defensive zone rather than getting involved in a physical confrontation with a much bigger forward.
"And when he hits, he has the ability to time and catch guys unsuspecting."
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