National Hockey League

National Hockey League Draft Profile
Matt Dumba
Selection7 (7 overall)
Previous TeamRed Deer (WHL)
Notes: Canadian defenseman is the 11th-ranked North American skater by NHL Central Scouting and is the seventh defenseman on that list...Plays for the Red Deer Rebels and led all WHL defensemen with 20 goals in 69 games during the 2011-12 season...Finished sixth in the league with 57 points...Was named captain of Canada's U-18 World Junior Championship team and led the tournament with 12 points (5G, 7A) in seven games...Was named the Best Defenseman at the 2012 U-18 World Championship...With his penchant for delivering big open-ice hits, Dumba has drawn comparisons to defenseman Dion Phaneuf, who also played junior hockey with Red Deer and currently skates for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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