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Minot Native Taken in 3rd Round of NHL Draft

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A Minot native who has been playing junior hockey in Portland was selected in the third round of the NHL draft today.

Alex Schoenborn was taken by San Jose as the 72nd pick overall in the draft.

Here's what the Sharks website has to say:

"...after moving back, at #72, the San Jose Sharks selected Alex Schoenborn, an American winger out of Minot, North Dakota. Last season in the WHL with the Portland Winterhawks he had 36 points (18 goals, 18 assists) in 72 games played, along with 121 penalty minutes.

The kid describes himself as a power forward and models his game after Scott Hartnell.

“POWER FORWARD — DRIVE THE PUCK WIDE, SHOOT, SKATE, DO ALL THE STUFF DOWN LOW, WORK HARD DOWN LOW.”

According to USA Today Schoenborn “brings size, toughness, is a good fighter, and is close to 20 goals, all with mostly fourth-line ice time.” If the latter half of that is true, I can’t wait to see what he can do with higher-quality linemates.

Either way it seems the San Jose Sharks are going for toughness in this draft, and along with Noah Rod select a guy who can not only score but drop the gloves as well."

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