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Meet The New No. 1 Pick In the 2009 NHL Entry Draft: Matt Duchene

Published by on April 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The Red Line Report now ranks John Tavares as the third-best prospect in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Matt Duchene has replaced him at the No. 1 spot.

Red Line Report rated Tavares the third-best prospect behind Sweden's Victor Hedman and Brampton Battalian centre Matt Duchene in its preliminary rankings, it has been reported widely.

Duchene's Battalion leads the Belleville Bulls, 2-1, in the the OHL's semifinals, and Tavare's London Knights are down 3-1 to the Windsor Spitfires. Tavare's team is facing elimination.

According to the scouting service, Tavares's stock plummeted as a result of his performance in the OHL playoffs.

The New York Islanders have first pick in the draft and were expected t...

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