Monday, June 09, 2008

Reddick, Kruise - C - Tri-City

Kruise Reddick / Tri-City Americans WHL
C-L / 5-8.25, 165 / 06-Jul-1990

Skating: 50 / Skill: 40 / Sense: 55 / Compete: 60 / Tough: 50

Strengths: Overachiever. Fearless style. Has a knack for garbage goals.

Weaknesses: Lacks the high end skating ability a player his size needs.

An odd duck - a five-eight player who plays a power foward style. Loves to battle with the giants in the slot and near the crease. Scores all his goals below the dots and near the crease. Knows where to be to get to loose pucks. Handles physical play well. Surprisingly hard to move from the crease. Not sure he skates like a tiny player should - if he's got any speed, I've never seen it.

Summary: I love this kid's heart, but I just can't see how he's going to be able to play this style at the next level.

Target/Want: Late rounder for me, but I think he's likely to go much higher.

1 comment:

Josh. TCA season ticket holder said...

At 17 this kid centered the top line for the top team in the WHL. He was often the AM's most consistent player and surprisingly led the team (and League) in scoring in the early part of the year until settling into his role as more of a playmaker for his linemates. He's the smartest player on the ice and has a huge heart.

I think he'll play in the NHL as an unsung hero type, a high character player who win faceoffs and kills penalties. Not bad for a undrafted list player.