Landon Sim is a very young draft eligible player who plays a high intensity style as a center who could be described as being very gritty at times. With the ability to make quick cuts through impressive edgework, he skates very well and has a high pace of play. There’s rarely a time in the…
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Landon Sim is a very young draft eligible player who plays a high intensity style as a center who could be described as being very gritty at times. With the ability to make quick cuts through impressive edgework, he skates very well and has a high pace of play. There’s rarely a time in the game where he doesn’t play without a sense of urgency, applying pressure to the opponent relentlessly. He is quick to loose pucks and will immediately turn it up ice to drive the rush offensively. His ability to read the play has made him good at setting up scoring chances and does not seem to be slowed down when he does have control of the puck. Even though He is not the largest player on the ice he still is strong on the boards and is fearless when engaging in puck battles. He’s got a chippy attitude about his approach. Defensively, it would seem that his style would make him very effective at suppressing shots and forcing turnovers, but it almost acts as a hindrance to him. He can be too focused on disrupting things in his own end physically as opposed to positionally by keeping tight coverage of his man. High-pace players are only as effective as their ability to strategically force the play where they want it to go. His play in his own end can be aimless at times, expending energy that is for naught and leading to extended zone possession time against. It’s a teachable correction, and adding a touch of patience to his game would make him more effective. His high motor is still a coveted trait and is something an NHL team could cling to in hopes of refining his game. He is certainly on the fringe of being drafted and may likely get passed over this year so teams can get another look at how he grows his game year over year.