Michael Stone / Calgary Hitmen WHL
D-R / 6-2.5, 200 / 07-Jun-1990
Skating: 35 / Skill: 60 / Sense: 45 / Compete: 50 / Tough: 35
Strengths: Big shot and loves to use it. Plays with a lot of confidence. Good frame.
Weaknesses: Treadmill stride, somewhat awkward pivots. Often an adventure defensively.
Inconsistent this season. Has some good PP upside, but is a long ways from fulfilling it. Does not move the puck smartly inside in the o-zone. Looks to shoot too much. Quick feet. good balance, but really needs to lengthen his stride.
Summary: Good offensive upside, but regressed a bit this season. Skating worries me. Gamble pick.
Target/Want: Will go higher than I'd want. Mid to late 3rd round is where I'd consider him.