Every scouting report I've read on David Gilbert (a) ranks him as a second-round prospect, and (b) rips apart his work ethic and consistency.
He's labeled a "skill player," and had 11 goals this year.
Can anybody who has actually seen him play offer any insight/firsthand opinions on him? I've never seen him play, and I've never read anything that justifies a second-round ranking.
Thanks in advance.
David Gilbert is ranked #74 on Central Scouting's Final rankings for NA skaters.. Once you factor in the Euro Skaters and some Goalies which are kept on their own list by CSS to have a combined list that would push Gilbert to likely 100 which makes him a 4th round pick.
What you have heard is exactly what the problem is .. He teases you with his skill set but lacks any kind of motivation to bring it consistently to the games. If someone could figure out how to lite a fire under this guy he could be a good player. In fact ISS had him in their TOP 30 when the season began they thought that highly of his raw talent.