Michael Houser, the goaltender for the London Knights has show himself to ba a very good goalie. He’s been named the OHL top goalie and has won a most valuable player honour.
According to hockeydb.com, he’s 6'2" and 192 lbs. Not a bad size.
I don’t know how this would translate at higher levels but he wouldn’t be the first player who, as a junior walk-on made it to the NHL with notable success - examples are, of course, Claude Giroux and also Matt D’agostini.
So, 3rd or 4th round (or the second pick of the 2nd round), maybe?
He is going to be 20 before the season starts so I'm not sure if someone will use a pick on him or it might be a fair bit later. I would not be against a late pick being used on him.
I think Koekkoek was shoulder, not that a shoulder isn't concerning for a defenceman in a contact sport. I remember him being solid at last year's U18, which was impressive at his age. Anyone seen him play in Jr.?
I've been watching him play since Major Bantam - he always played a year ahead.
He's a solid 2 way guy that could end up being a shut down D. Compare him to someone like Alzner.
Go back and look at April's Redline...they have TT at 3
I subscribe to RLR and just double-checked.....they had TT ranked #17 in April and #5 in May. They did lump him with Grigorenko in terms of intensity and emotional commitment concerns. Grigo went down from 4 to 8 between April and May.