Liam Arnsby is a physical grinder that plays a highly aggressive game with a competitive motor. He battles extremely hard every time he steps foot onto the ice, jumping into every physical battle he can and putting his body on the line to help wear down the opposing team. He has solid mobility that allows…
|Jan 2/22||Arnsby Liam||23099 – North Bay vs. Hamilton||OHL||by Joseph Aleong||View Report|
|Oct 24/21||Arnsby Liam||22670 – Sault Ste. Marie vs. North Bay||OHL||by Josh Bell||View Report|
|Oct 7/21||Arnsby Liam||22563 – North Bay vs. Ottawa||OHL||by Dylan Galloway||View Report|
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Liam Arnsby is a physical grinder that plays a highly aggressive game with a competitive motor. He battles extremely hard every time he steps foot onto the ice, jumping into every physical battle he can and putting his body on the line to help wear down the opposing team. He has solid mobility that allows him to get up and down the ice quickly, and he uses his skating to get a competitive advantage along the boards to put himself in positional advantages when engaging in puck battles. For a young player, he does understand the nuances of playing a physical game. He understands when to pick his spots to be physical and doesn’t often wander out of position to throw a hit. Outside of a relentless physical presence, there is not a whole lot that he can bring to the table. His skating is average, his puck skills need to be developed if he wants to become a more consistent producer, and he struggles to read the play with the puck on his stick. He lacks that explosive top-end gear to help him push the pace as a puck-carrier and will likely only be able to scratch an NHL lineup because of his effort-level and coachability. He has the perfect skillset to be a fourth liner player who keeps the opposing team hemmed in their own zone and works the puck below their goal line. It’s not necessarily a sexy role, but remains a necessary one. He will be able to play that low event, puck possession game but will likely struggle to produce quality chances on a regular basis. He is the type of player to play on the fourth line and the penalty killing unit who will go out and annoy the opponents whenever he’s on the ice. His ceiling is low, but so too is his floor, which makes him a sensible option later in the draft.