The 6-3 defenceman who was converted from the forward position a few years back stood out as the most evident physical specimen in the US All American Game. His size/skating combo will intrigue scouts immensely even if his defensive game is a little raw. He’ll need to keep working on his defensive zone coverage and reads, but when he had the puck he showed excellent mobility and solid puck skills; he made some of the best first passes in the contest, and was a solid defender one-on-one given his strength, reach and mobility.
It was puzzling why he was stuck on the third pairing in this game, as it was clear that he was the best defence prospect on Team Chelios…certainly from an upside standpoint at least.
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