Remember Rupert in the memorial cup, plays with that Hunter Bros edge. Good pick up, similar refrain this draft for the Leafs, some had him much higher. Was msg He's going to play in the NHL one day by a scout when he was picked by Leafs.
I watched all of the Kitchener and Niagara series and the Ruperts were noticeable every game. Perfect role player to put on your fourth line and the guy seemed to be able to get around the ice nicely.
Definitely one of my favourite picks of the draft. This guy seems like a Brad Ross of the OHL (though maybe a little more controlled that Ross). My only concern is that his size might not allow him to translate that game to the AHL/NHL.
I was just about to say Houser as well. Why not, Mckegg was on the Knights for a while there, Rupert was on the Knights too. Houser was right there for the scouts to see haha. Houser is a battler, he won't stop trying.
Very similar to Scott Nichol, that is as close a comparison as youll see I think. Some of you guys shouldnt be calling him a bruiser though. Hes physical on the forecheck, but not out there crushing guys all the time. Hes too small for that even in the OHL really
Rupert was rated much higher at #61 on NACS, I could see him making the NHL one day, infact other than Finn and Rielly, he is the most likely prospect that will play in the NHL that the Leafs drafted this draft IMO. Not bad for a #157 pick.