I found these 2 pages on HF of <a href="http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospect/jeff_woywitka">Jeff Woywitka</a> and <a href="http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospect/doug_lynch">Doug Lynch</a>, but i'll post the whole thing here anyway.
Name: Jeff Woywitka
Weight: 217 lbs
Hometown: Vermilion, AB
27th overall pick in the 2001 Entry Draft
Prospect Grade: 7.0 B
An outstanding junior hockey defenseman for the WHL's Red Deer Rebels, Woywitka was also a member of the 2003 Canadian team at the World Junior Championships, the 2000 U-18 Gold Medal Team and won a Memorial Cup with Red Deer in 2001.
Named a WHL first team allstar in 2002-03 and a second team allstar in 2001-02.
Acquired by the Oilers before Christmas 2003 along with a 1st round pick (Schremp) and a 3rd round pick in 2005 for holdout center Mike Comrie.
Oilers scout Chris McCarthy describes Woywitka in this way: "He's a solid 2-way D-man with good size and skills, He uses his attributes to his advantage, can play the power play, and does the little things well. Jeff skates well for a big man, can lug the puck out of his own end and he also has a very good shot from the point.â€
Interview Jan '04: http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=6588
Woywitka certainly is a front runner for a rookie job next season in Edmonton if there is no NHL work stoppage.
Target NHL Year: 2004-05
(sounds like he may be ready this year? Could beat somebody out for the 6th or 7th d spot)
Name: Doug Lynch
Weight: 210 lbs
Hometown: North Vancouver, BC
43rd overall pick in the 2001 Entry Draft
Prospect Grade: 7.0 B
Selected seventh overall as a center in the 1998 WHL Bantam Draft by Red Deer, Lynch moved primarily to the position of defenseman in his first WHL season. In 00-01 he improved his offensive output tremendously, helping Red Deer capture the WHL and Memorial Cup titles. He also performed for Team Orr at the 2001 CHL Top Prospects Game. In 01-02 he expanded his role on the Rebels to become more of a team leader.
Lynch, 20, spent the 2002-03 season with the Red Deer Rebels and Spokane Chiefs of the WHL, finishing with 13 goals and 17 assists in 55 games. After being traded to Spokane, Lynch suffered a broken left forearm which kept him out of the lineup from late February until the second round of the playoffs. Lynch signed a three year contract with Edmonton May 28, 2003.
Lynch was named to the AHL's Rookie Team for the 2003-04 season after also being selected to play at the All-Star game.
Lynch is a good skater for a big man, with decent acceleration, and good speed and a large stride. He has good balance, is quick on his feet, and skates well in reverse. Because of his days at forward, he knows the offensive game well, and does a good job of supporting the rush. He is an excellent power play man because of his skating, passing, and accurate, low point shot. Lynch is improving defensively, engaging in the physical game, and playing strong along the boards and in front of the net; he is hard to beat one-on-one.
Doug was one of the elite Oiler prospects to attend the Oilers Rookie Camp in Sherwood Park in Summer 2003.
Lynch is pegged as one of the future cornerstones of Edmonton's defensive corps and could conceivably make the club as early as training camp 2004-05.
Here's a list of our picks in 2001 for comparison's sake:
57 . Jay McClement
122. Igor Valeev
159. Demitri Semin
253. Petr Cajanek
270. Grant Jacobsen
283. Simon Skoog