Islanders Draft Central Day 10: Duncan Siemens & Rasmus Bengtsson

With 10 days left until the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, help the New York Islanders count down to draft day, where they will have the fifth overall pick.

Wednesday, 06.15.2011 / 12:00 AM / 2011 Draft Central
By Dyan LeBourdais
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Islanders Draft Central Day 10: Duncan Siemens & Rasmus Bengtsson
Duncan Siemens, a defenseman for Saskatoon of the Western Hockey League, and Rasmus Bengtsson, a defenseman for Rogle, are ranked tenth on the Central Scouting Service rankings list.
draft profiles
Duncan Siemens
North American Skater
Saskatoon, WHL
Final Rank:  10
Midterm Rank:  14
Position:  Defenseman
Shoots:  Left
Height:  6'2" Weight:  192
Born:  September 7, 1993
Hometown:  Sherwood Park, AB, CAN
Rasmus Bengtsson
European Skater
Rogle, SWEDEN-2
Final Rank:  10 Midterm Rank:  26
Position:  Defenseman
Shoots:  Left
Height:  6'2" Weight:  189
Born:  May 14, 1993
Hometown:  Landskrona, SWE

Each day as we get closer to the June 24 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul, MN, the Islanders Draft Central will update with a new North American and European player profile. Below, each of the top 30 North American and European prospects will be listed.
May 26, 2011 - 30th in CSS Ranking
Rickard Rakell (North American)
Alessio Bertaggia (European)
May 27, 2011 - 29th in CSS Ranking
Alexander Khokhlachev (North American)
Adam Pettersson (European)
May 28, 2011 - 28th in CSS Ranking
Matthew Puempel (North American)
Sergei Shmelev (European)
May 29, 2011 - 27th in CSS Ranking
Phillip Danault (North American)
Fredrik Claesson (European)
May 30, 2011 - 26th in CSS Ranking
Shane Prince (North American)
Sergei Barbashev (European)
May 31, 2011 - 25th in CSS Ranking
Connor Murphy (North American)
Alexei Marchenko (European)
June 1, 2011 - 24th in CSS Ranking
Scott Mayfield (North American) | VIDEO
Johan Sundstrom (European)
June 2, 2011 - 23rd in CSS Ranking
Jonathan Miller (North American)
Klas Dahlbeck (European)
June 3, 2011 - 22nd in CSS Ranking
Tyler Biggs (North American) | VIDEO
Victor Berglind (European)
June 4, 2011 - 21st in CSS Ranking
Nicklas Jensen (North American)
William Karlsson (European)
June 5, 2011 - 20th in CSS Ranking
Tomas Jurco (North American) | VIDEO
Viktor Arvidsson (European)
June 6, 2011 - 19th in CSS Ranking
Brandon Saad (North American) | VIDEO
Joel Mustonen (European)
June 7, 2011 - 18th in CSS Ranking
Boone Jenner (North American)
Zakhar Arzamastsev (European)
June 8, 2011 - 17th in CSS Ranking
Ty Rattie (North American)
Nikita Kucherov (European)
June 9, 2011 - 16th in CSS Ranking
Mark Scheifele (North American) | VIDEO
Alexander Ruuttu (European)
June 10, 2011 - 15th in CSS Ranking
Zack Phillips (North American)
Karl Johansson (European)
June 11, 2011 - 14th in CSS Ranking
Mark McNeill (North American)
Jeremy Boyce (European)
June 12, 2011 - 13th in CSS Ranking
Jamieson Oleksiak (North American)
Max Friberg (European)
June 13, 2011 - 12th in CSS Ranking
Joseph Morrow (North American) | VIDEO
Victor Rask (European)
June 14, 2011 - 11th in CSS Ranking
Vladislav Namestnikov (North American) | VIDEO
Gregory Hofmann (European)

Islanders Scout Trent Klatt
On Duncan Siemens - Siemens skates well for a bigger kid. He makes a good strong first pass and has a bit of a mean streak. He isn't fun to play against.

NHL Central Scouting’s Peter Sullivan
On Duncan Siemens - He's a guy that is really tough to play against. Sometimes I think he over-does it, tries to do too much, but he's got all the potential. He can carry the puck, he's a tough kid -- he can fight. He's tough to play against. He can work both ends; he plays both the power play and penalty kill. He's just a solid, all-round defenseman.

NHL Central Scouting’s Blair MacDonald
On Duncan Siemens - Siemens is a strong, smooth skater with good composure and very poised under pressure. He's got good size and isn't afraid to use it. Duncan isn't overly offensive, but does play on the power play and moves the puck well. He gets shots through and is solid defensively, one-on-one.

Islanders Scout Vellu Kautonen
On Rasmus Bengtsson - Bengtsson has a good frame. He’s calm with the puck and has good tools to become a professional player.

1. Edmonton Oilers
2. Colorado Avalanche
3. Florida Panthers
4. New Jersey Devils
5. New York Islanders
Round 1 - 5th overall
Round 2 -
34th overall
Round 2 -
50th overall
(from Wisniewski deal to Montreal)
Round 3 -
63rd overall
(from 4th round 2010 draft selection dealt to Colorado)
Round 4 -
94th overall
Round 5 -
124th overall
Round 5 -
126th overall
(from two 6th round 2010 draft picks dealt to Atlanta)
Round 7 -
184th overall

Western Hockey League
Saskatoon Blades

The Saskatoon Blades, who were founded in 1964, are yet to win the Ed Chynoweth Cup and are subsequently the team with longest championship drought in the WHL. However, the Blades were regular season champions this past season, winning the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy, something they've only accomplished three times before.

There have been
eight players drafted by the Islanders out of Saskatoon. If selected, Duncan Siemens would join Jyri Niemi (2008, 72nd overall), Scott Scissons (1990, 6th overall), 1986 teammates Todd McLellan (104th overall) and Kerry Clark (206th overall), Duncan MacPherson (1984, 20th overall), Dale Henry (1983, 157th overall), Roger Kortko (1982, 126th overall) and Dale Lewis (1983, 33rd overall).



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