Avon is a raw, shoot-first style of roving forward. He can play centre but is better suited as a winger who can transition the puck and is capable of entering the opposing zone with control. His skating is likely his best asset and is above average compared to his peers. He can be somewhat explosive…
|Jun 27/21||Avon Jon-randall||22321 – Peterborough vs. Niagara||OHL||by Dylan Galloway||View Report|
|Apr 20/21||Avon Jon-randall||21977 – Mississauga vs. Peterborough||OHL||by Mat Sheridan||View Report|
Avon is a raw, shoot-first style of roving forward. He can play centre but is better suited as a winger who can transition the puck and is capable of entering the opposing zone with control. His skating is likely his best asset and is above average compared to his peers. He can be somewhat explosive in open ice, and owns a solid top speed. His straight-line skating form is good and allows him to transition the puck and accelerate past some defenders. His skating does seem to become somewhat limited in tighter spaces, though. He doesn’t seem to open his hips often enough to really make him overly dynamic when skating with any sort of speed. His edge work in tight isn’t a strong suit, and while he can keep up with an opponent who stops on a dime for a stride or two he’s often left playing catch up and chasing the puck if there is too much change in direction. He most often plays a supporting role on the defensive side of the puck, and rarely gets below the puck to support board battles. Appears to be hesitant to engage in board battles himself, often approaching a loose puck with some hesitation and rarely following through with a hit or pinning his opponent to the boards. His offensive skills are above average, but still very raw and need to be further developed. He can flash some creativity with the puck on his stick, particularly in his lateral movement and using his full wingspan to both protect the puck and move it around opponents dynamically. Most of his decision-making is reactionary, though. Very often it doesn’t look like he has a plan and was either over or under thinking things. His shot is accurate and has solid quickness, though it’s not overpowering. Has decent shot placement and is able to get himself into fairly dangerous areas to get shots off. Overall, Avon could serve as some depth scoring from the wings in the NHL if developed properly.