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2014 NHL Draft Prospect: Northeastern recruit Jason Cotton

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It wasn't the best of draft years for Northeastern recruit Jason Cotton. The Parker, Texas native spent the season in the BCHL with the West Kelowna Warriors after playing the 2012-13 season in the USHL with the Tri-City Storm.

The six-foot-two Cotton put up decent numbers, 23 goals and 36 assists in 50 games played, but his stock dropped from 118 in the mid-term to 162 by the time Central Scouting released its final rankings.

Cotton, who played his midget hockey with the Colorado Thunderbirds, is a big power forward. Younger brother David, a '97 who will be eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft, is the real gem in the family. The Cushing Academy and Boston Jr. Bruins U18 team star is committed to play for Jerry York at Boston College.

Quick Facts:

Jason Cotton

Central Scouting Final Ranking: 162

Hometown: Parker, Texas

2013-14 Team: West Kelowna Warriors (BCHL)

2014-15 Team: Northeastern (NCAA)

Height/Weight: 6-2/170

Strengths: Extremely high hockey IQ and compete level, strong, dominant in traffic, good hands and vision

Weaknesses: Not the fastest skater around, lack of competition hurts his stock in minds of some scouts

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Jeff Cox covers college, junior and high school hockey, NCAA recruiting and NHL Draft prospects. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSports.