LD Jonathan Tychonick - BCHL, Penticton Vees (2018, 48th, OTT)

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  1. NarcoPolo

    NarcoPolo Registered User

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    Figured this kid deserves his own thread by now (if he already does than my bad).

    He's a very strong skater with quick feet and good edges and has the ability to make pin point passes through traffic as his head is always up and possess's great vision and tons of confidence with the puck. He's got fantastic puck skills and isn't afraid to be aggressive on the rush, often catching players off guard with his speed/edge work or just flat out undressing players at times. In his own zone his edges and quick feet allow him to be more evasive in puck retrievals but he, like most other young kids, could stand to get a bit stronger because at the Junior level he can get bounced around from time to time. On a similar note, I'd like him to be more assertive physically away from the puck or in puck battles but I think that will come as he continues to add strength to his frame. He's doesnt have a lot of size to him atm but he's a shade under 6 ft which is not small by todays standards in the NHL. I expect him have a strong summer and wouldn't be surprised at all if he was a 1st round pick next year, potentially going in the range where Fabbro went in his draft year.
     
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  2. Frk It

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    What's the deal with this kid? He seems to have high end skills and is committed to a top school (UND), but I rarely see him ranked in the 1st round.
     
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    The age-old problem with prospects playing in Junior A: unless they’re utterly dominating - like a Jost or Makar - it is difficult for scouts to confidently assess players. For the record, I think Tychonick would look just as impressive if he was playing in the CHL and he is firmly within my personal first round.
     
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    Really underrated I think. One of the best players to watch leading a breakout as he's a threat both carrying and passing the puck up. Also an extremely shifty skater who has great mobility, This is one of the best parts of his game offensively as he really uses his skating and patience on the offensive blue line to control the play. I had him 15th in February and think he's undervalued because of the level he's playing at
     
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    His skating is beautiful
     
  7. Steve Kournianos

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    Huge fan. Think he'll be a big point producer in college.
     
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    Good two-way player which have all the modern era strengths you want in a defender. He also plays bigger than his size says and isn't soft for an offencive defender. There is a capacity limit on his talent, but with that said he is a superb prospect worth of going in the late first round for me. Just needs to get bigger as he's underdeveloped physically to the style of game he wants to play and he will absolutely do just that by going to North Dakota and the NCAA route.
     
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    Is there a way to see this kid play if you don't live nearby and are unwilling to pay for a stream?
     
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    99664987 Dubas is God

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    Uhhh...pay someone half as much for that person to go and record him play, I guess?
     
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    I know offense and skating are his bread and butter, but how is his defensive game? Outside of adding some size / strength, is he lacking in any areas in particular?
     
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    I mean, he doesn’t smoke guys every game and isn’t exactly a Shea Weber clone, but the game is moving far away from that anyways. Very agile skater, smart and hardworking, and a good stick. He’ll need to develop more but he’s at a good place in all important defensive attributes.
     
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    HP, ISS and FC all have him ranked #29. Looks like he's a late-season riser.

    I also doubt those guys watch BCHL much, which may explain his lack of hype. Actual NHL scouts have probably seen him a lot more and may have him ranked quite high in comparison, a bit like Cholowski who ended up going #20, although he was rocketing up the draft lists late in the season and most had him in the 1st round at that point.
     
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    Will he get an invite to Team Canada u18 WC? Will Canada wait to see what other D is available after first round or will he get an invite right now after being eliminated?
     
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    Should garner an invite right away imo.
     
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    He would be my choice as a darkhorse top 15 player in the draft. Despite Penticton's loss, he performed as a leader and as the dominant force on the team, particularly as the season progressed, which is what scouts always want to see.
     
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    Strong playoff.
    Good to see
     
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    I just love saying the guy's name, what a great hockey name!
     
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    When will Hockey Canada announce the first traunch of players invited?
    After round 1?
     
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    I think his stock is going to jump up big time after the U18’s.
     
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    Most underhyped prospect in this draft. Only 19 posts for a 1st rounder...
     
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    Good player, but really a mid second rounder. The draft is just too deep.
     
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    I mean Farabee has 23
     
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    Really phenomenal interview from Jonny. Watched him all season, he's mature beyond his years.
     
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    Teemu Trick question?

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    Also had an interesting interview with Scott Wheeler in the Athletic. Kid certainly has a personality.
     

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