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PorkChopSandwiches 03-26-2013 07:05 PM

Matthew Highmore - Sea Dogs
Wonder what the take is on Matthew Highmore, F for Saint John Sea Dogs. Made the team as a 16 yo and hasnt put up great numbers but is decidedly on a weaker team. He was the last NS player to be granted exceptional status for Midget and spent a lot of time dealing with some injuries.

Anyone with any insight? only seen a few games with him this year. Thanks.

Call me Suds 03-26-2013 08:55 PM

Saw him a couple times this year. He barely played though and the minutes he played were very insignificant. Gotta think the injuries slowed him down a lot. Hopefully he puts in a good chunk of work this offseason and comes back stronger and ready for QMJHL competition. For a guy like Highmore I'll try to completely forget everything I saw of him from this season and watch him come August/September as if he's a new discovery lol

WildcatMapleLeafs28 03-26-2013 09:32 PM

He's going to be good. He's a strong skater, good vision, decent shot and a has a great attitude from what I hear. He could bulk up a bit and add strength but that will come as he gets older. He didn't play much of the first half of the season due to an injury. As a 16-year old on a bottom feeder that sold complete at the trade deadline , he hasn't done bad. He'll get a tonne of ice time next season , wouldn't be surprised if he had a breakout season. Either way , not worried about it. He's coming along just fine.

IHaveNoCreativity 03-26-2013 11:09 PM

Saint John is very weak.. He's a big part of the future and will get loads of time next year as the Sea Dogs continue rebuilding.

Ryan English 03-27-2013 07:47 AM

Great skater, pays a ton of attention to his defensive game.. There is defintely NHL upside in him. He'll need to show a little more offensively when he starts getting big minutes but really liked what I saw from him this year.

RJQuack 03-27-2013 01:58 PM

Definitely the most notable Dog in the series ... Great skater and two-way player, so gotta think he can get some NHL attention.

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