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Winter 2011: #18Summer 2011: NRWinter 2010: NRSummer 2010: NRWinter 2009: #13Summer 2009: #13Winter 2008: #19Summer 2008: NRLook, I know. It isn't sustainable. I understand this is not a player who boasts incredible size or a slapshot that can break metal. Still, Phil Cornet had a solid junior career and as the rankings indicate took awhile to adjust to pro hockey. Will he sustain it? Stu MacGregor: “He’s that player who has hockey sense and a good stick so he gets to a lot of pucks around the net. He needs to get stronger and improve his skating a little bit but he has those skills that you need to be an elite player and I think he’ll have an opportunity if he develops physically and puts the effort in to learn to battle.”Cornet's debut pro season (in OKC) saw him play a secondary role for the Barons. His boxcars (60, 7-16-23) ranked him 8th among forwards on the team. Oklahoma City had two 20-year old rookie pros at forward one year ago:Teemu Hartikainen 66, 17-25-42Phi...
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