Central Scouting: He moves the puck well, especially on the power-play. While not a great skater – he has a short stride – he can keep up the pace in a quick game with some deceptive speed. He is not an overly physical player and needs to work on winning the one-on-one battles to take his game to the next level.
UPDATE- A few more items on this player:
Edmonton Sun-The Skinny: He moves pretty well and has decent hands and good head for the game, but has to get a lot stronger before he can even think about competing at the NHL level. With Rimouski hosting the Memorial Cup next season, this should be a significant year in his development.
QUOTE: “He’s probablly the hardest working guy out there and he’s a fun guy to watch on the ice. Probably needs to work a little more on his finish.”
– E.J. Mcguire of NHL Central Scouting
Edmonton Journal-In 61 games last season, his second in the QMJHL, he scored 23 goals and 26 assists. Played in Top Prospects Game in Edmonton last winter.
“Highly skilled. He has good hands, he’s a pretty good skater,” said Prendergast. “He has to get a little tougher in some areas of the ice, but we were told the same thing about (Ales) Hemsky. He fell a little lower than we thought he would fall, but we’re happy to have him.”