BOB MCKENZIE’S NHL DRAFT PROSPECT RANKINGS also features a live intermission interview with top prospect Seth Jones, a defenceman with the Portland Winterhawks who are facing off against the Kamloops Blazers on Wednesday. Jones was ranked No. 2 in McKenzie’s pre-season draft rankings back in September and has racked up nine goals and 25 assists this season in the Western Hockey League. Jones won a gold medal as a member of Team USA at the 2013 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP.
The 30-minute live special also includes a feature on Jonathan Drouin of the Halifax Mooseheads, who played for Team Canada at the 2013 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP and is averaging two points per game in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this season.
Seth Jones - Son of Popeye Jones (former Toronto Raptor/Denver Nugget) Elias Lindholm - Family in Sweden owns large furniture store, similar to Ikea (called 'Lindholm') Max Domi - Son of Tie Domi
To add to this list:
Darnell Nurse - Son of former CFLer Richard Nurse, Nephew of former NFLer Donovan McNabb
Kerby Rychel - Son of former NHLer Warren Rychel
Anthony Mantha - Grandson of former NHLer Andre Pronovost
Justin Bailey - Son of former NFLer Carlton Bailey
Aleksander is mature beyond his years with a quiet confidence in his game. He has uncanny awareness and is a player who is capable of sizing up the play two and three steps ahead and can therefore do things at a very high pace and tempo. He possesses great hands, and he makes every kind of pass to create scoring chances. A very good skater who can create time and space for himself in the offensive zone. He is a dangerous offensive player who plays with determination and has a 'go about his business approach.' Has the potential to be a top number 1 center.
People around here seem to believe he is mediocre skating wise. Not sure if he's improved and people are just still stuck on it. Tend to side with an actual scout vs people on the internet.