Probably maxes out as a 3rd liner (I've honestly only seen him a couple times, so I may be underestimating his skill-set, but that seems to be the consensus), but he's put together a pretty impressive season point-wise after seeming to stagnate offensively a bit.
Just about point per game this year, which isn't particularly impressive on the surface, but 0.54 goals/game put him tied for 11th in goals in the OHL. Brampton was the 5th lowest scoring OHL team, so he wasn't exactly getting help from his teammates.
I wonder if he'll get a game or two in for the Marlies or the Royals?
I wouldn't be very surprised if he ends up back in the OHL for an OA year simply because of our prospect depth next year, but I think he'll at least end up in the ECHL next year. If he's going be groomed as a bottom-6 player I think he needs to adapt to the physicality of the pro leagues now.
Curious to see if Nicholls gets signed... He's been very impressive for a 7th rounder and I've liked him in the couple opportunities I've had to see him, though he needs to work on his skating a bit.
Very deserving. He carried the offensive scoring for the Battalion this year.
Point a game player as a 19 year old.
I suspect his intangibles are the strong point, although being the team leader in all offensive categories makes you wonder if the team just wasn't very offensive.
using his big frame to create space and his skating ability to find open lanes to drive the net. He stands 6-3 and is a natural goal scorer with plenty of confidence.
He's a scout's dream in the way he prepares himself and plays an unselfish game, making smart decisions with the puck. With his bloodlines, he certainly understands what it will take to make it at the next level.