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09-25-2011, 10:21 PM
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LD Alex Roach – Calgary (WHL)

DOB: Apr. 19/93 | Shoots: L | Height: 6.04 | Weight: 227 lbs

On a team full of young defenders hoping to impress, first year player Alex Roach outshone fellow prospects Peter Kosterman and Jaynen Rissling among others this season. While Roach doesn’t have the greatest offensive capabilities, he has a heavy slapshot and makes an adequate first pass. Roach is able to cover a large amount of ice with his great reach although his skating and mobility could stand improvement.

While these comments don’t paint a picture of someone you’d expect to have an NHL career, Roach’s improvement as the season progressed combined with his fantastic physical attributes (his excellent toughness, size and strength make him very difficult to play against) make him a worthwhile project pick that could one day provide much sought after physical play, grit, toughness, and fighting ability to an NHL team.

Pros: Shot, Physical play, Size/Strength
Cons: Agility, mobility, limited offensive upside
Skillset comparison: Matt Greene

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