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Filed under: scouts Igor Grigorenko

Ansar Khan @ has been posting his scouting reports of Detroit Red Wings players every Monday and Thursday until training camp. Today's report is a good read because for the most part, none of us have seen Grigorenko play unless it was at an international level.

Grigorenko, 24, was the club's top pick in the 2001 entry draft (62nd overall). He was named the best forward at the 2003 World Junior Hockey Championships. He played on the same line as Pavel Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk at the 2003 World Championships. He has been described as a highly skilled player with tremendous hockey sense. He's built like a tank (5-10, 209), likes to drive to the net and shouldn't be deterred by physical play. He has good hands and knows where to go to score goals.

I will be eagerly waiting to see if he makes the roster from training camp (I believe he will) and I can't wait to actually watch him play. Supposedly, he will arrive on Sunday and will partake in the Wings prospect camp as well as training camp. Both camps are held in Traverse City, Michigan.