RD Aaron Ekblad (2014, 1st overall, Florida)
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12-09-2011, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by
Prophet of Glennie
A little surprised he's having this good a season as a defensemen at 15. 18 points in 30 games for a 15 year old defensemen is out standing.
It's incredible. If you're talking purely about points (which is an awful way to evaluate him), he's on pace for 40 points as a 15-year-old defencemen. That kind of production would be very solid for a rookie
I don't expect him to keep up that production, especially with the loss of Schiefele and potentially Pearson. That being said, I would of been happy with ~20 points for him this year, so he's already exceeded my expectations.
I fully expect him to continue to improve as he gets better positionally, and gets even more involved offensively. The sky's the limit with Ekblad. The OHL is set with him and Ho-Sang eligible for 2014.
Note: Don't think that Ekblad's production has came out of nowhere. Last year playing against 15-year-olds, as a 14-year-old, he had the second highest amount of points as a defencemen.
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