LW Tyler Benson - Vancouver Giants, WHL (2016, 32nd, EDM)
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04-08-2013, 10:58 AM
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I seriously doubt he'll grow more than an inch. He's already taller than his dad and his brother Cole who plays on the Oil King is an extremely generous 5'8". Don't see him playing at 5'11"/6' hindering his game at the next level though anyways. Just wouldn't count on him growing, he's just an early maturing kid, he's already 180 lbs. A guy his height playing his style of game probably doesn't want to get much higher than 205 lbs at the pro level even.
I will also say this, he will be touted as having the same kind of defensive acumen as Couturier/Monahan, maybe it won't be that extreme of hype but his defensive game/battle level/effort on both sides of the puck is amazing for a kid with his offensive abilities.
Loubardias on Shaw broadcast of Kelowna-Kamloops last night threw out a Brayden Schenn comparison.
"A better skating Brayden Schenn", I believe was the quote, which shows some defensive acumen. Hopefully he plays as rugged.
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