-Swift Current Broncos forward Cody Eakin was selected 85th overall in the third round by the Washington Capitals at Saturday’s NHL draft.
Eakin had a solid sophmore season with the Broncos notching 24 goals and 24 assists for 48 points in 54 games this past season. He was hampered by injuries early in the season but had a strong finish to the year. Cody was ranked 29th amongst North American skaters coming into the draft.
Head Coach and General Manager Dean Chynoweth has high praise for Eakin: “Cody's is a natural born leader; he has the ability to make people around him better. His skating ability along with his willingness to compete and battle will make him a fine pro prospect.”
Eakin was the Broncos 1st round selection in the 2006 Bantam Draft, selected 6th over-all. He was the MVP for Team Orr at the CHL Prospects Game in January.
I'm thinking Cody slipped a bit further than I would have thought. He's a top-talent and I believe will come into next season with something to prove. Cody should be motivated to prove some teams wrong that passed on him in the 2nd round. Obvisously there was some teams that shyed away because of a couple of concussions.
He will be back stronger than ever next season.
I'll post some Eakin thoughts later....