Introducing the WHL 97-Born Class
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07-20-2013, 06:35 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Thanks RS. Here are a few more I had stacked away...
Bradley Forrest - Medicine Hat Tigers
A smaller puck-moving defenseman with good offensive instincts and the overall hockey smarts. Great first pass and can really direct traffic and change the pace of a power play. Average defender that relies on his solid skating and positioning.
Terrell Draude - Calgary Hitmen
Has one of the deadliest shots in the class behind Estephan. A big frame and filled out well for his age. Draude needs to learn how to play at his size a bit better. Foot speed lacking. Dangerous around the net and converts on his chances. Two-way upside given his strength.
Hudson Elynuik - Kootenay Ice
A big powerforward with decent scoring tools. Thinks the game pretty well and can compliment other smart players. Good projectable height, but not yet filled out. Skating is average, will need to improve to keep up at the WHL level. Physicality will allow him to play a multitude of roles going forward.
Austin Wagner - Regina Pats
A power forward that skates well and embraces his size by working hard and being a tough guy to play against. Will be a very good role player that has 2nd line upside. Not an amazing scorer, but can create chances through a good cycle game.
Matteo Gennaro - Prince Albert Raiders
A good sized forward that skates very well and thinks the game at a high level. Has a good first step and is tough to contain in open ice. Likes to lean into guys with his good frame. Lots of room to grow and projects to have very good size. Will be able to fill a bottom line role as a 16 YO. Responsible defensively and can pitch in on the offensive side also. Will put up points in time.
U17 Team Pacific Camp will be in Calgary next week! Looking forward to seeing all the top dogs from Alberta and BC.
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