Joey Laleggia has his down arrows–he’s way too small for an NHL defenseman–but there’s also some magnificent offensive talent.
Lalaeggia (4, 3-3-6) is among the leading scorers (defense) in the NCAA and is on an insane early pace. Only Miles Harvey (Providence) is ahead of the Oiler prospect, who had a solid weekend against Michigan Tech.
The Oilers have employed “offense first” defenders over the years. Paul Coffey, Reijo Ruotsalainen and Marc-Andre Bergeron are just some examples. At some point he’ll turn pro and we’ll see how Laleggia can hold up against the rigors of a long season against pro hockey players.
For now, he’s a fascinating prospect to follow. How many points can he post in his sophomore season?