Originally written on Minus Twenty-Two  |  Last updated 10/2/14
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The Sharks went blue line with their first pick in the 2013 Draft on Sunday when they selected Swiss defenseman Mirco “I’m probably going to be called Marco a lot” Mueller with the 18th overall selection. Here’s the scouting report from NHL Central Scouting: “There isn’t any situation that he doesn’t play through or play well through. His hockey sense, read and anticipation and the way he reacts to the play, are great … he’s so quick.” And from Hockey Prospectus: Mueller had a quality season in his draft year after coming to the WHL from Switzerland. He took on more responsibility for the Silvertips in light of Columbus draftee Ryan Murray’s significant injury. He was also impressive as a 17-year-old defenseman at the World Juniors. The most impressive aspect of his game is his hockey sense. He is a top-end thinker with and without the puck. He slows down the game on breakouts, making good decisions with the puck. He also makes a lot of defensive stops due to his good positioning a...
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