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12-01-2011, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by shello View Post
Bump! Just checked his stats on hockeydb 15 points in 25 games, 7 goals. Pretty good. How has his defensive game been?
Looks like he had a great month by the stat sheet (10 points in 12 games), but that's never how you want to assess a player like Ekbald. I've still yet to see him live in the OHL, but from what I saw last year, I'm sure he's played above average defensively for a 16-year-old rookie (I'm aware he's 15).

He's got a great hockey IQ, and I expected him going into the year to be solid defensively, but anything more than 20 points would be gravy. He's produced a lot more than I (and others) thought he would at this point.

Can't wait to see him at the U-17s.

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