Sunday, June 14, 2009

Kudrna, Andrej - LW - Vancouver WHL

Andrej Kudrna / Vancouver Giants WHL

LW-L / 6-2.25, 203 / 11-May-91

Skating: 50 / Skill: 60 / Sense: 50 / Compete: 30 / Tough: 35

Strengths: Quick hands and good overall hand skill. Good size.

Weaknesses: Effort level is often pretty low. Is still very much a raw talent.

Deceptive speed and some lateral quickness, but overall skating isn't great. Some pretty good scoring and playmaking ability. Has good vision and a decent passing touch.

Doesn't play with any fire most of the time. Won't go battle in the corners at all. Only physical part of his game is that he will battle for position out in front of the net. Just does not seem to have a passion for the game. Don Hay had to try motivating him by healthy scratching him a few times this season.

Summary: There's some good raw ability here to go with a nice sized frame. But it would be hard for me to spend even a late round pick unless every other player I had any interest in were gone.

Draft Day: He'll probably go late if at all.

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