We really hit the jackpot with this kid...
I think he might end up being the best player drafted since John Tavares in 2009.
He missed a full year of development and still has 12 pts in 18 games playing 12 minutes per game. That is remarkable. I think he will start to play on the PP more often and his numbers will go up even more very soon.
The best thing about his goal tonight was the wide stance he had as he drove the net. We've seen him do that multiple times now, and it makes him real tough to deal with as a defender, because of the hands, speed, and frame that he has to go with it.
I've been trying to be really cautious about this kid, but even I have to say that he looks to be pretty special. He has the set of tools as a forward prospect that I haven't seen in montreal since....... I can;t even remember off the top of my head.
Feels good knowing that Briere, Desharnais and Gionta are going to get Powerplay time before him
Why do you think this?
And please don't include anything about how he was used last year.
Because that can't be relevant in any way, since last year he was 18/19,
and just getting his feet wet in the NHL. The coach noticed this, and used him that way.