Friday, May 30, 2008

Ennis, Tyler - C - Medicine Hat

Tyler Ennis / Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
C-L / 5-8.75, 146 / 06-Oct-1989

Skating: 70 / Skill: 65 / Sense: 65 / Compete: 60 / Tough: 35

Strengths: Great quickness and elusiveness. Possibly the best turns I've ever seen. Good hands. Lots of energy, loves to play.

Weaknesses: In trouble if the defenceman has the skating ability to catch him. Tiny and looks even smaller than listed size.

Might end up being a steal. His struggles at the Top Prospects Game were illuminating - could not beat defencemen with speed and quickness like he could in a regular WHL game. Have to wonder how his style is going to work in the NHL, where all the defenceman can skate well.

Summary: Despite the questions, I still think he'll contribute in the NHL. Just not sure it will be on the top 2 lines.

Target/Want: Mid second round, but there will probably be other players there I'd rather have.

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