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12-24-2012, 09:06 AM
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I think it is too early to write him off as a NHL prospect. I believe his skillset is much, much better than many short players in the QMJHL. What if he is a top-20 scorer in the league next season at 17 years old and at 5'9" 180? That could still be second round pick material.
Did I miss something? I said his NHL potential was limited unless he grows in the post you quoted and you're post says he could still have NHL potential if he grows.
You said what I said in a different order.
As for the top 20 scorer thing, that doesn't always translate to NHL potential or recognition. Another good example is Nicolas Petan. He's considered a 3rd or 4th round pick right now and he's a '95 born in the WHL with 60 points in 35GP (24G 36A) with a +38 because he's only 5'9" 170lbs At that size, it's tough to make it and there are plenty of small guys who haven't despite being very productive in the CHL.
All you can do is hope he grows or develops a skill set and strength that makes his size irrelevant and Audette isn't even close to that caliber right now.
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