took 25 posts for someone to finally post the correct answer.
Gaudreau was labeled as too small from the get go. He outperformed most of if not all of the USHL players that were drafted ahead of him in his draft year. He led his team to a championship that year as well. The he goes to BC and puts up excellent numbers as an undersized freshman and was a key factor in them becoming Nationa Champions, now as a sophomore I think he has a legit shot at the Hobey Baker and being a back to back NCAA Champion. There is also talk he could go pro as early as next season, despite having the long term project label slapped on him due to his size.
Johnny Gaudreau has incredible skill mixed with an unmatched work ethic and clutch ability. The kids has all the tools needed to make it and be a star.
I just kind of hope I get to see him in Abbotsford for a year before he makes the Flames.
Maybe Rocco Grimaldi? Kid has a ton of heart. If he was a bigger guy he'd be a hell of a player and an easy fan favorite. Plus he's from California.
From the Ducks I like Kevin Roy and Max Friberg. Roy to me actually could have a shot in the league despite his size. That's how good he's been. Friberg could make it as a grinder but he's fun to watch.
Prospects or NHLers? I'll assume prospects, since this is the prospects board. Some would consider Baertschi on the small side, but I really like him and am very sold on his ability to succeed in the NHL. The Finns have a nice duo in Granlund and Vatanen. None of these guys are 5'6" or anything like that, but hey, guys that size almost never have a big NHL impact.