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02-10-2013, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Marky9er View Post
Leading up to the draft I was confused why he wasn't ranked higher, he seemed to have the whole package. I know he needed to polish his game, but he screamed first round to me at the time. I was and still am thrilled that we got him. It's always nice when your team makes the pick your wishing for.
Its because he was so unknown. He didnt even start his draft year in the OHL, came on to the Soo and hardly played at all first half. Then he just tore up in the second half. To go from not on an OHL team to being drafted in the second round is a big accomplishment. It shows how far hes come though, led OHL dmen in goal scoring last year and now is absolutely crushing everyone offensively.

At 6'4 and very mobile there is a lot to like but it isnt all that surprising he was a second rounder to me

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