Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Habsfan18, Jun 2, 2006.
What does his future look like in the NHL? Thanks.
Top 4 defenseman
I'll say Top 4 d-man is a safe bet.
I think TSN's bio on him summed it up quite well: Future power play QB.
He has the ability to move the puck up ice and was surprisingly impressive positionally this season for the Panthers, but he still had trouble containing the bigger, more physical NHL forwards (noticed he did a lot of bear-hugging behind the net in attempt to stop them). He can log a good chunk of minutes and has the skills to rack up the points, but I don't see the "all-star" ability in him yet (he recently went pointless for the Czechs in the World Championships), but who knows....he might breakout some day, especially with Jacques Martin's success with developing young players.
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