2013 Draft Selection: Ideal Candidates
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01-18-2013, 10:34 PM
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would you say he is more raw or refined, ETA to reach the NHL, and upside compared to the other centers I mentioned.
I'd say his offensive game is decently refined. There's definitely some tools that will translate to the NHL there. Defensive and physical game aren't quite there yet though.
His NHL ETA is tough to say. He grew close to 3" last season, so he's kind of a beanpole right now at 6'2'' 170lbs. I'd guess he'll end up playing at least one more season in the OHL after the draft.
As for upside, the sky is the limit, imo. Good size, great skater, solid offensive tools. He doesn't have the defensive side to his game like the centers you listed, but I'd say it wouldn't be a stretch to say he's got a higher offensive upside.
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