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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
CHRISTIAN HAUSINGER FEATURED ON 2015 NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING WATCH LIST
Hausinger joins 10 other members of the North American Hockey League on the list
ODESSA, TX – The Odessa Jackalopes, members of the North American Hockey League, are proud to announce that Defenseman Christian Hausinger is one of eleven NAHL players on the 2015 NHL Central Scouting Watch List.
The list is broken down into three grades. “A” grade is given to a potential first round draft pick. A “B” grade is given to a player with second or third round potential, and a “C” grade is given to a player with fourth, fifth, or sixth round potential.
Hausinger is the first player in Jacks history to be featured on this list. In 2012, Connor Hellebuyck was left off the Central Scouting List but was drafted in the fifth round, 130th overall by the Winnipeg Jets. The sky is the limit for this 1996 born blueliner from Anchorage, Alaska, who will play his college hockey at Division I Sacred Heart University beginning in 2016-17.
“Christian has a ton of upside because he is already playing at such a high level and he’s a late (19) 96 (birthday).” Said Jacks bench boss Greg Gatto. “He still has two years of junior left to mature and then four years of college hockey. He has good size, good skill set, skates very well, and has a very high intelligence on the ice, some call it a Hockey IQ. You cannot teach that. You either have it or you don’t and that kid has it.” finished Gatto.
The Jacks will take to the ice this weekend in Wenatchee, WA against the Wild on Friday and Saturday night. The voice of the Jacks, Joey Battaino has the call at 9:05 PM CT, on Classic Rock 102.1 FM and FASTHockey.com
In 2014-15, the Odessa Jackalopes embark upon their fourth season in the North American Hockey League and 18th in the Permian Basin. Season tickets are on sale now! To reserve your seats, contact the Jackalopes’ ticket office today at 432-552-7825 or log on to www.jackalopes.org for more information.
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