Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Rockets import pick a no-show

Kelowna Rockets General Manager Bruce Hamilton says the teams first pick in the Canadian Hockey League Import Draft this summer won't attend training camp next month.
Latvian Zemgus Girgensons was selected by the Rockets 54th overall.
Hamilton told me Girgensons' family has been convinced that he should remain in the USHL with Dubuque this season until the NHL draft is over.
Hamilton says the Rockets second round pick, Philip Vasko, is expected to arrive in Kelowna a week from today.


Sol said...

Always disappointing to loose a possible NHL 1st rounder, but when you're picking 54th you go for the BPA and if they don't show, you haven't really lost anything.

Just my 2 cents.

Regan Bartel said...

Agree Sol. If the Rockets get him after the draft they still look good. I rather they try for a home run in the Import draft that settle for a marginally good player who's spot could be taken up by a future prospect.