VANCOUVER -- One NHL scout went to watch Harrison Blaisdell this winter.
There was one thing that stood out about his game other than the fact that he was a pretty good goal-scorer for the Chilliwack Chiefs in the British Columbia Hockey League.
"He plays with a lot of emotion and fire," the NHL scout said. "I have a pretty good idea of what types of players North Dakota fans like watching, and he's one of those who could be a fan favorite because of the way he competes."
Blaisdell, a 5-foot-11, 182-pound forward from suburban Vancouver figures to be drafted in the third or fourth round this weekend in the NHL Draft.
Blaisdell is ranked No. 80 among North American-based skaters by the NHL's Central Scouting Bureau.