C-L / 5-11.25, 176 / 25-May-91
Skating: 70 / Skill: 60 / Sense: 55 / Compete: 65 / Tough: 50
Strengths: Excellent speed. Very good shooting touch. Effective forechecker and plays with lots of energy.
Weaknesses: Has had trouble staying healthy. Concussions in each of the last two seasons is a concern.
Skating improved this season - less bowlegged and a longer stride. Good first step quickness. Effective penalty killer, but could be better at backchceking at even strength. Plays with some grit and will initiate contact. Will need to get stronger at the next level.
Summary: If not for the health issues over the last two seasons, he might have sneaked into first round consideration on skating and raw skill. But he's a bit too risky for a team spending it's first/only 1st rounder.I like him a bit better than the consensus - I'd consider him in the first half of the 2nd.