Potential the Isles' 1st round selection in next weeks draft. I've seen him play maybe 8 or 9 times mostly on TV. Will PHX scoop him before #7? If not, why does it make sense to draft him as the next best prospect available? Upside: Skating is above average. Not outstanding but very good. His first step and top-gear speed are not mind numbing but very good. His lateral movement and speed when handeling the puck are top notch. He's a highly skilled Center wlth outstanding puck control and stickhandling skills. His vision combined with his playmaking ability will really create open ice for teammates at the NHL level. Very accurate shot. Since he was cut from the Canadian World Junior squad, he admits that he needs to compete every shift and not take things for granted. He has become a real competitor. Downside: Really needs to improve his upper and lower body strength. He has indicated this is his greatest opportunity for improvement. More quick and shifty than super fast so he can appear explosive at times. Almost a year older than other draftees.