Friday, May 30, 2008

Pickard, Chet - G - Tri-City

Chet Pickard / Tri-City Americans WHL
G-L / 6-2, 210 / 29-Nov-1989

Quickness: 55 / Glove: 60 / Reads: 65 / Technique: 70 / Poise: 70

Strengths: Steady improvement the last two seasons. Extremely economical and calm. Good leader.

Weaknesses: Can get handcuffed on shots up high. Does not have great quickness. Puckhandling is mediocre at best.

Just kept getting better all season. Good size and in top physical condition. Plays big. Rebound control improved a lot. Squares very well and comes out to challenge. Very competitive, but never gets rattled. Obviously learned a lot from playing under Carey Price last two seasons.

Summary: Liked him the more I saw him. Looks like a possible #1 in the NHL.

Target/Want: Anywhere in the last half of the first round.

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