Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Mr.Brownov*, Feb 23, 2006.
Moose Jaw Warriors
61gp 45g 46a 91pts 100pim
Can someone give me the low down on this kid?
Draft pick of the Blackhawks. Never thought he'd do this while watching prospect camp this year.
big rugged power forward. shouldnt have played junior this year. has had good linemates (dustin boyd,kendle mcardle). so thats helped pad his stats a bit. he is a case of man amongst boys this year. long term potential ? i dont know he could make the nhl but he could also be a career echl player too.
Moose Jaw has some good offenisive players is Brouwer, Dustin Boyd, Kenndal McArdle, Blair Jones and Riley Holzapfel. They are all in the top 20 is scoring with the first 4 in the top 10.
This kid, from North Delta, is the type of kid that has always been underrated. Drafted low in the WHL, been a very good, serviceable player. Drafted low in the NHL, and I guarantee he'll make an impact there.
He just always seems to get it done.
It would be very interesting to see his stats when Boyd is playing on the team and when he was away for the WJ.
He's dominating as an overager, its nothing new. Haven't you heard of Jesse Shultz, Kiel Mcloud etc. etc.
4G, 8A, 12PTS in 11GP without Dustin Boyd. Still very, very respectable.
4-5-1 when Boyd was gone.
However, for a comparison, next 11GP with Boyd?
11GP, 14G, 5A, 19PTS.
That's definitely a telling stat.
I have him in a fantasy league. The fact that he hasn't put up good (by legit NHL prospect standards) stats until this year - his overage year - is very telling. I expect him to struggle at the AHL level, but you never know.
Great guys! Thanks for the info. Much appreciated
He's not an NHL calibre scorer.
He may be an NHL grinder. He has good size, will hit and fight.
I've seen him in a few camps now, I never thought he was overly impressive. Typical blackhawk prospect, more guts/grit than Ability- slow acceleration but a decent skater- willing to mix it up (as I recall he had two scraps in his first camp- fared pretty well in each).
The hawk scouts are high on him, and last year (playing on a bad team) felt that he was a steal for a fourth round draft pick. This year has only cemented those feelings (although I don't think the scouts believed he would score like he has).
He will play in Norfolk next year, and then who knows...
Decent 20 goal/20 assist guy in the AHL that can fight.
I hope he turns into a Darren McCarty myself.