Rising EJHL rookies Ryan Fitzgerald (Valley Jr. Warriors) and Zach Sanford (Islanders Hockey Club) are receiving considerable interest for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
From Kyle Woodlief:
Next up was the EJHL's showcase, and this time it was Ryan Fitzgerald's time to shine and earn an invite to Buffalo for the Top Prospects Game — where he proceeded to earn three assists and win 11 of 12 faceoffs en route to being named the game's MVP. Safe to say, he's firmly on the prospect map now.
Fitzgerald wasn't the only player who caught Red Line's attention at the EJHL's get-together. Power winger Zach Sanford of the league's newly minted Islanders franchise shows an intriguing combination of size, toughness, shot and puck skills. He might be raw, but if he can put it all together, there could be something special brewing.