G Eric Hartzell (2007 undrafted, Pittsburgh)
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01-10-2013, 02:30 PM
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So was Peter Chiarelli, but they were probably scouting Ryan Walters.
or Andrej Sustr. He seems to be on a lot of NHL teams wish lists as a free agent signee at the end of the season.
As for Hartzell (and I've seen quite a bit of him in his career at Quinnipiac) as mentioned already his size is one of his greatest assets. The two things that jump out at me from a developmental standpoint are his confidence level and consistency - two things that have really improved in his game IMO. He's got good fundamentals, uses his size well as far as covering the net and doesn't move around more than necessary (read that isn't a flopper), reads and tracks plays well. He also has good rebound control and can limit second and third chances (two other areas that have improved).
Having said this, Hartzell will get (if he's hasn't already) some NHL scouting attention. Whether he actually gets signed by a team remains to be seen.
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