LW/C-L / 5-9.5, 182 / 01-Oct-90
Skating: 60 / Skill: 65 / Sense: 60 / Compete: 45 / Tough: 35
Strengths: Very good hands and is creative. Good offensive instincts. Decent skater with some quickness and elusiveness.
Weaknesses: Small and not physical at all.
Quick hands and I like his playmaking ability. Sees the ice well. Good skater and is a little shifty - but you want smallish guys like this to be pretty elite skaters - and he's not quite there. Thinks the game pretty well. Tends to avoid the heavy traffic, but he's not scared out there.
Summary: Higher on my list than the probable consensus on the hope that slick hands and good hockey smarts can carry him into the pro ranks. Might only be a career AHL player, but enough improvement over the last two seasons make him a worthy mid-round gamble to me.
Draft Day: Another guy that probably wouldn't have even got a look in the NHL Draft a decade ago. I think he'll go lower than I have him (probably 5th-7th rounds), but I'll be surprised if he doesn't go somewhere.