Brayden McNabb is beastly. With one more goal, he'll own every Kootenay single season scoring by a d-man record. I like collecting the junior jerseys and I'm definitely considering getting a Kootenay jersey.
The upside is exciting. Will be interesting to see how he does next year. I assume he'll be in Portland, no?
Yes, he has to be unless the Sabres want to burn a year of his contract.
He has another year of WHL eligibility but must be signed to an NHL contract by June 1st.
Even if he went back to the WHL, the contract would not slide because that rule on applies to 18 and 19 year old player contracts.
Because it wouldn't slide, it'd be burning a year off of his contract even if he didn't play a professional game.
So tl;dr, what I'm basically saying is, yes, he will be in Portland.
It's a great thing to see but keep in mind Daniel Paille used to dominate these polls in the OHL as well.
Yeah, but for those (like me) who aren't able to watch these guys those polls are interesting, because other than scouting reports/WJC I don't know anything about them. E.g. I didn't know Foligno had that hard of a shot or that Sundher was such a good skater.
Btw, regarding Paille, why did he have that big of a drop off after his OHL season? He went from 80p/59g to 29p/79g in the AHL. What was it that made him so good in juniors? Information appreciated.