1. whats his potential, max potential if he works out and then what you think he'll actually be, whether its his max potential or someone solid
3. how far away is he from being NHL ready
Well, if the stars align, he could be a Brian Rafalski. The question on him isn't whether or not he'll be a good professional hockey player, he's already in the SEL, so clearly he will be. The question is whether his game will translate to the NHL because of his lack of size. Maybe it will, maybe it won't.
He's got to dominate the SEL before he can think about the NHL, and right now he's not really scoring much. A couple years at least.