Berard is a capable player in the transition game and he has the speed and elusiveness to get the puck to the offensive zone while dodging bigger players. If he wants to become a higher caliber transition player, he will need to get a bit stronger so that he isn’t knocked off stride as easily…
|Aug 14/22||Berard Brett||24073 – Team USA vs. Austria||WJC-20||by Austin Broad||View Report|
|Oct 6/20||Berard Brett||D3189 – 2020 NHL Draft Guide||by FCHockey Staff||View Summary|
|Jun 23/20||Berard Brett||20276 – Boston University vs USA U18||USDP||by FCHockey Staff||View Report|
|Jun 23/20||Berard Brett||20275 – USA U18 vs Muskegon||USHL||by Dylan Galloway||View Report|
Berard is a capable player in the transition game and he has the speed and elusiveness to get the puck to the offensive zone while dodging bigger players. If he wants to become a higher caliber transition player, he will need to get a bit stronger so that he isn’t knocked off stride as easily by more physically mature players. He is a small but competitive player who constantly gets himself involved in the play through smart positioning and solid skating. His agility and balance around the net make him an excellent goal scorer at the net front for a small player. He is a creative player who is willing to use the boards to facilitate the puck. His playmaking is crisp and accurate. He finds his teammates in good spots and hits them on the tape with a pass. His ability to read the offensive zone is what makes him dangerous and his smarts are great with the puck. He doesn’t have a lethal shot, but he shoots from high danger areas with consistency and doesn’t shy away from the dirty areas. His defensive game is a bit of a weakness and it’s the one area of the game that his size really seems to hamper him. His defensive struggles don’t seem to be for a lack of effort, but he bounces off players when he tries to engage physically. He lacks reach and the ability to really disrupt the oppositions puck handling with poke checks.