His game is all about simple. The next time he goes on an end-to-end rush will be the first. He clears the front of the net, makes a good outlet pass and generally introduces bruises to any opponent stupid enough to hang around the Storm net. And so far this year he's posted an impressive plus-11, proving how responsible he generally is."

Zim's Take: Chiarot will be an interesting prospect to follow for the Atlanta Thrashers. With very low-to-average defensive depth (in terms of prospects) in the Atlanta organization, Chiarot has a very good opportunity to make some noise for the Thrashers. A stay-at-home guy in a defensive system, Chiarot isn't the prototypical John Anderson defenseman and the learning curve is going to be very drastic when he becomes a professional in a couple of years. With good physical attributes and defensive mold, Chiarot could end up being a valuable asset for Atlanta.

Atlanta's 6th Pick - 5th Round, 125th overall - Cody Sol (Woodstock, Ontario)
The Thrashers took their second Saginaw Spirit prospect when drafting 6-4, 215 lb. Cody Sol in the fifth round. Known as a tough guy, Sol is an imposing physical presence on the blueline, especially on his juniors team. Cody had 128 PIM last season.

According to this piece in the Sentinel-Review
, Sol was also being looked at by Vancouver and Chicago heavily. With the addition of Rick Dudley to the Thrashers front office from the Blackhawks organization, I can't help but think that Dudley had a good bit to do with the drafting of Sol. The same article states that Sol expects to be in Saginaw next year to continue development on his puck handling skills and his skating acceleration.

Information on Sol is hard to come by on the net, but I believe that The Falconer has some upcoming articles on the Thrashers draftees and I seem to remember reading that he talked to Sol.

Zim's Take: Another large, physical defenseman to add to the mix can never be a bad pick up. Sol doesn't quite have some of the upside of some players that were still on the board that might have been a bit riskier, but Cody does add an element of toughness coming from the blueline that the Thrashers have rarely addressed through the draft (only Valabik comes to mind). Atlanta does done very well drafting defensemen after the late rounds (Exelby, Enstrom, Kulda, Postma)
and with some hard work, Sol could be added to that list.

Atlanta's 7th Pick - 6th Round, 155th overall - Jimmy Bubnick (