: Prospect Info:
Olli Maatta | Defenseman | London (OHL) | 1st round, 22nd overall
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06-22-2012, 10:48 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Maatta to me is almost identical to Despres at the same age. Perhaps a bit more polished defensively, but not as physically developed. He can do a little of everything, except quarterback a power play. And that might come with time.
Shero and his scouts like those d-men that aren't particularly flashy but have character, smarts and do the little things to win games. Add Maatta to that pile. And London is a hell of a program, if Maatta has any holes in his game keeping him from having NHL success, he won't in 2 years time.
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