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2013 NHL Entry Draft
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02-16-2013, 02:10 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Hmmm ... Matt Buckles fits the bill for Dallas picks coming out of the OJHL:
A power forward in the making, Buckles has grown to 6-foot-1, 204 pounds – he was only 5-foot-8 back in 2011. His size and shot are hallmarks, but he also prides himself on heart.
“I hate to lose individual battles,” he said. “Every time I touch the ice I bring tenacious effort. I just hate to lose.”
Big Centre-Forward who projects as a power with in the pros. Hard working player whose on-ice commitment is contagious. He shows some scoring ability to go with his fierce competitiveness to win all puck battles. Committed to Cornell.
Through only 46 games, Buckles has 39 goals, 30 assists, and 69 points. He's also picked up 103 PIM. He's also head to GM Joe Nieuwendyk's old school Cornell.
Some more recent quotes
“I love the attention I get from opposing players,” Buckles said. “The chirps, the extra shots; it really fires me up and makes me play even harder.”
Scouts have taken notice of the six-foot-one, 204-pound forward, who isn’t shy to bully opponents either.
“I’m a big, physical forward, who competes hard, hates to lose, who has a strong shot,” he described.
If Buckles play is any indication, he is right on point. His size and skill set are quite evident, and at times he completely dominates opposing players. His knack for scoring is undeniable.
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