LW Tyler Benson - Vancouver Giants, WHL (2016, 32nd, EDM)
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04-08-2013, 03:24 PM
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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.
You might be right, but he's got at leasr 3-4 prime growing years ahead of him, so I think there's a good chance of him putting on a few more inches and pounds in that time. I would not be surprised with an end product of 6'2" 210lbs, tbh.
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