Wow. In his projections, we have a possible elite defenseman (Jones(, a possible 1st line forward (Forsberg), a possible 2nd pairing D (Ekholm), then SEVEN possible 2nd line forwards (Aberg, Beck, Watson, Vesey, Salomaki, Leipsic, Budish). If even three of those seven live up to that expectation, I'd be thrilled.
Top 2 prospects have been in the organization for less than 4 months. The cupboard is being restocked.
He explained Ellis at the bottom in the 22u Organizational Ratings.
I really liked Vesey at camp. Feel he's come a long way and in the scrimmage was doing all the little things that coaches love, yet don't show up on the scoresheet. Vesey was on the middle of the play on each shift and scored a goal as well.
Overall, I think the projection is a little too high on Budish (top-9 power forward, but not second liner), but all in all a good representation of the depth and quality of the system. Looking forward to watching Stepan's progress entering the NCAA this year.