Is he a guy that'll need 2 or 3 years on the farm or will he be able to make some sort sooner?
i dunno i think its way too early to make an accurate judgement of that, i gotta see how he looks over the course of the year in juniors. my guess is he needs at least a year in the AHL and probably a little more.
Just a note on another prospect - Dylan Reese scored a goal & had an assist in Harvards first game of the year. Hardly a contest, they beat up on Guelph College 8-0. Still, he is an offensive D-man, and supposedly he looked sharp, and played both ends of the ice pretty well.
Just to clarify, it was an exhibition game. The Canadian college team they played (Guelph) was quite weak so his production really has to be taken with a grain of salt.