I hear really good things about his play this year....I can't comment exactly since I haven't seen him play this year (hopefully next time he comes to RD or Cal). But all the reports I have read about him have been glowing, how was he in Capitals camp? Did they just feel giving him a full year in the Dub was beneficial or was he 'not at the NHL level' so to speak and that got him sent down?
He was good in limited time at camp. Not spectacular, but he showed some fantastic shooting abilities. It's clear he's got Bertuzzi-esque hands from what he showed. There were other young forwards ahead of him in camp who are more mature and more NHL ready (Semin, Pettinger, Gordon, etc.). If he keeps scoring at this rate the caps will surely take a longer look at him next season (if there is one).