An offensive-minded defender that aggressively joins rushes and gives his team a lot of offensive power from the blueline. A smooth skater, he is mobile on his skates and moves with ease around the ice. He is a versatile defender but while he does a lot of things good, he doesn’t excel in any one…
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An offensive-minded defender that aggressively joins rushes and gives his team a lot of offensive power from the blueline. A smooth skater, he is mobile on his skates and moves with ease around the ice. He is a versatile defender but while he does a lot of things good, he doesn’t excel in any one area. He plays a smart and reliable defensive game and has a good foundation that can be built on. He could use his body more efficiently in battles and needs to raise his compete level in front of the net to keep opposing players away from scoring chances, though that should improve when he adds more muscle to his body. He keeps calm when pressured by opposing forecheckers, however, sometimes that leads to turnovers when he holds on to the puck for too long. As versatile as his game is, his offensive upside is a work in progress, as he often doesn’t have the vision to spring dangerous passes. He likes to ask for the puck and join in on offensive rushes though, giving his forwards lots of opportunities and additional support. Likes to pinch aggressively to keep the pressure on puck carriers. He needs to work on his shot power and release as he is not firing the puck with great velocity. Puts forth an honest effort most of the time and will occasionally dig in a little extra to be a difference-maker in a shift. A good foundation to build on but may be a long-term project.