Stillman is a highly-offensive player with excellent vision. He’s able to find lanes into the zone and to the net so well and so easily. This is aided by impressive ability to slide between traffic thanks to quick hands and agile movement. With this ability, he’s constantly driving the net, with the puck or without,…
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Stillman is a highly-offensive player with excellent vision. He’s able to find lanes into the zone and to the net so well and so easily. This is aided by impressive ability to slide between traffic thanks to quick hands and agile movement. With this ability, he’s constantly driving the net, with the puck or without, always looking to create a scoring opportunity. This ability really helps him to draw defenders in, where he can then pass to an opponent after opening up the ice for them. He has an excellent first few steps in his acceleration and is so smooth on his edges, making quick turns to separate from defenders. He employs really great use of crossovers in his skating, making him so hard to stick to as he’s always tweaking his direction. This adds to his impressive deceptive game as he’s so difficult to track. He builds on this with quick head fakes, no-look passes, and impressive puck control. He has a quick, accurate shot that he uses often, putting a great deal of weight into his stick and releasing his knee for maximum velocity. An underrated aspect of his game is his puck reception. Even when pucks are well behind him or are a surprise, he can reach and bring them in. Stillman throws his body around often, trying to separate player from puck and wear the other team down in the offensive zone. His defensive game is average when he’s on, although consistency in this area is an issue. His quick feet and hands allow him to jump into passing lanes and with his speed, he can create odd-man rushes. However, there are times where he doesn’t show the effort to get into theses lanes or force a turnover. When defending, he can lack effort and look his mark rather easily. He does get too focused on potential offense though, leaving the zone early and leaving his team shorthanded. There are times that he can tend to throw the puck on the net from low danger areas rather than trying to push his way into the higher-danger areas. This often results in weak shots that create turnovers. As well, there are times where his urgency is severely lacking. He can be knocked off a puck and doesn’t fight back, or at times can focus more on retaliation than helping his team on the backcheck.