He is a massive workhorse center who can do a little bit of everything. Can get some power and momentum behind his skating when he’s able to get up to a head of steam, but that isn’t very often because his feet are heavy and he’s not naturally quick. He needs to find a way…
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He is a massive workhorse center who can do a little bit of everything. Can get some power and momentum behind his skating when he’s able to get up to a head of steam, but that isn’t very often because his feet are heavy and he’s not naturally quick. He needs to find a way to lengthen his skating stride and add some agility to his movement. His puck control isn’t too bad, he doesn’t bobble pucks too much, but his hands can be as slow as his feet and get him into trouble when he doesn’t have space. Play-making and shot threat are both minimal, though he can score garbage goals around the net. He displays an understanding of how to work the net-front on offense, and his strength, reach and faceoff acumen help him out defensively, including on the penalty kill. His long stick helps him beat opponents for puck touches and he’s a lot to handle in board battles. Looks comfortable and competent in defensive situations. He’s a smart player and plays within his own skillset, he didn’t do anything to put his team at a disadvantage when he was on the ice. He plays steady, well-structured game on both ends of the ice and while he doesn’t provide any flashy highlights or memorable plays, he plays within his game and is able to have a positive impact at both ends of the ice.