He had a good showing last year with all the injuries. Will he start up on the big team? Should he?
Personally, I think he could, but what may be best for his development is sending him down until someone gets hurt so he doesn't get scratched, telling him this is his shot, and playing him in a top six role immediately. If he stayed up, he'd likely be wasted as a bottom 6 guy, so I say send him down barring an incredible camp, light a fire under him, then call him up as soon as he'd be a top 6 guy.
He was the one callup that stood out to me last season as "ready". This guy is looking like a great pick. He needs to be in a top 6 role though I believe so he may start in Milwaukee
This. Totally agree. Very pleasant surprise and I think if he spends a lot of time in Milwaukee, for whatever reason, it'll be a shame. Not because of the "I'm impatient, just let him play" point of view, but because I think he proved he can definitely contribute and add productivity for us. Of course, with our barrage of bottom 6 players, he likely needs a top 6 spot like you said, and I don't know if that's a step we want to take right now.