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2014 NHL Draft Prospect: Notre Dame recruit Joe Wegwerth

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Notre Dame recruit Joe Wegwerth is a big, hulking forward who projects as a fourth line grinder at the professional level. The Brewster, NY native will be heading to South Bend to play for Jeff Jackson's Fighting Irish in the fall after spending the past two seasons in Ann Arbor with the US National Team Development Program.

Wegwerth lacks offensive skill, but he is a player that a team could covet late in the draft. NHL Organizations are always looking for players who can fill roles -- and Wegwerth can do just that.

Quick Facts:

Joe Wegwerth

Central Scouting Final Ranking: 139

Hometown: Brewster, NY

2013-14 Team: US National Team Development Program

2014-15 Team: Notre Dame (NCAA)

Height/Weight: 6-3/230

Strengths: strong, big forward who can grind and play physically

Weaknesses: little to no offensive skill


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