AAPG Notebook: Thompson
Every season, scouts from Future Considerations spend countless hours gathering information on the next wave of NHL talent coming down the pipe. Future Considerations’ scout Zack Thompson is no different.
Here is Thompson’s notebook from the All-American Prospects Game.
Robert Mastrosimone, F, Team Leopold, 5-10, 170, DOB 1-24-2001
Mastrosimone showed his game as a two-way center who plays an aggressive brand of hockey. He was active checker creating turnovers and just always seemed to have an impact. Because of that, your eyes always went to him. He’s easy easy to find. Mastrosimone has quick feet and above average top-end speed that allows him to catch the opposing puck carrier. He’s also able to carry the puck at that full speed and was able to show off his above average hands going through traffic, and finding teammates to get the puck to. I was rather impressed with his showing because at this time I feel like he’s a guy that could fly under the radar. He is the kind of kid that makes things happen when he’s given the opportunity.
Marshall Warren, D, Team Langenbrunner, 5-11, 161, DOB 4-20-2001
Warren showed his skills as a two-way defenseman who is as equally gifted in the offensive end as he is in his own end of the rink. He possesses elite hockey sense to consistently look to make deep passes down ice to spring his teammates, has uncanny ability to make the right decision quickly and while under duress to get the puck out of danger without making an erroneous pass in this viewing. Warren has the ability with the puck on his stick to drive wide and take the puck to the net. I really liked the way Warren helped his teammates by jumping up in the play and becoming and option. He displayed quick release and hard wrist shot although he didn’t put the puck in the back of the net, I feel he wouldn’t be hard up to put up points at the next level.
Trevor Zegras, F, Team Langenbrunner, 5-11, 159, DOB 3-20-2001
Zegras is a playmaking forward who showed his innovative ability to create chances for teammates in all situations. He sees the ice as well as anyone in this game allowing him the ability to advance the puck to open teammates with sneaky passes through defenders, has really soft hands which he uses to dangle through traffic without problem. He is a smart hockey player who can adjust the speed and type of pass based on the situation. Zegras was also very evasive along the wall and I liked the way he can come off the wall with the puck on his stick. It reminds me of Casey Middlestadt in that respect.