The one time I have saw him play I have was blown away with his defensive efforts and determination. He was given top pk responsibilities at 16 and it came as no surprise to me when he cracked the 2011 Ivan Hlinka roster. The next season he was named captain of his team and represented Canada at the world u18s, yet went undrafted.
In his first two seasons he hadn't put up more than 21 points in 60 games, so I assume offensive potential was a large factor. However, he currently has 28 points in 31 games this season captaining a good Drakkar team.
Does anyone think he has a good shot at being drafted this year?
Hard to think a guy with his character and drive won't claw his way up to pros at some point. I thought he would be drafted when he was on the spring U-18 team along with his leadership qualities. There's definitely been worse players in the draft before but his size with his subpar offensive production I guess he wasn't.
Still really intrigued by this guy, how are his skating abilities and motor? I'd definitely be considering him rds 5-7 based on his increased offense and glowing testaments to his character/work ethic. He obviously plays in a pretty small market but maybe there are some Q experts here. He was at Habs prospect camp last year, if Trevor Timmins had him bookmarked gotta think something is there.