Young plays an interactive game and relies on his quick edges and acceleration to help round out his top speed, but he might even have another gear or two yet. He is an agile kid but needs to pick his spots better to stand out and create more separation. He thinks the game methodically and…
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Young plays an interactive game and relies on his quick edges and acceleration to help round out his top speed, but he might even have another gear or two yet. He is an agile kid but needs to pick his spots better to stand out and create more separation. He thinks the game methodically and is a smooth passer who finds his man with a quick survey and can lead play. His hands are average, though there’s some skill there as he is crafty, using good positioning and reading the play to get into spots where he can make an impact. He’s got a strong offensive base with good vision and quick hands but has rounded out his game to be a complete 200-foot impact player. He’s quick to find the handle on pucks and has a snap in his shot that can be hard to pick up and is very accurate. Although not always fancy or elusive, he’s able to play in tight areas or shake defenders with a quick play and has that ability to take over shifts at a time. He’s a smaller guy but has shown he has a nose around the net and can get pucks off his stick without being detected and weasels his way around with the puck opening lanes. He’s stronger on the puck than in the past and makes smart choices defensively, using his stick and angling bodies to help defend his territory. Overall, he is good but not great in a lot of areas.