Bruins select defenseman Ryan Button with third-round pick
|06.27.09 at 11:45 am ET|
The Bruins seem to have made up for their lack of a second-round pick with their selection of Ryan Button in the third round. With the 86th overall pick, the Bruins took the 18-year-old defenseman from Edmonton.
Many expected Button to go in the second round, but of course anything can happen in the draft. The 6-foot, 185-pound lefty enjoyed a successful 2008-09 season for the Western Hockey League’s Prince Albert Raiders. In 70 games, Button recorded five goals and 32 assists, leading the team’s defensemen in the latter.
Button has excellent mobility and skating skills. Scouts and coaches say they like Button’s leadership qualities and the effort he consistently exerts. According to one scouting blogger, Button only threw down his gloves three times last year, but in each instance he was defending a teammate.
The NHL scouting report said the following about Button:
‘Button skates and plays the game with so much composure for a young player. His passes and movement around the rink are excellent. He uses his defensive partner well and he’s a team player that can buy time and space with his smarts for the game.’
Here’s a few personality tidbits on Caron’s likes, dislikes and favorite things courtesy of his prospect page at NHL.com:
NHL Player: Scott Niedermayer
Shootout move: ‘Spin-O-Rama’
Goal celebration: Jumping into the boards
Video Game: NHL ‘09
Reality Show: The Apprentice
Actor/Actress: Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie
Cartoon: Family Guy
Book: Night by Elie Wiesel
Pump-up song: ‘Kick Start My Heart’ by Motley Crue
Sport (other than hockey): Football
Place to visit: Dominican Republic
Superhero: Spider Man