Matthew Seminoff is a forward who plays the game with a ton of energy and is very well-rounded. He contributes on both special teams units, being slightly more effective on the penalty kill. His positional awareness while shorthanded is fantastic, making life hard for defenders as they rarely ever have shot lanes, and if they…
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Matthew Seminoff is a forward who plays the game with a ton of energy and is very well-rounded. He contributes on both special teams units, being slightly more effective on the penalty kill. His positional awareness while shorthanded is fantastic, making life hard for defenders as they rarely ever have shot lanes, and if they do decide to shoot he is more than willing to lay his body on the line. His stickwork while killing is great. He doesn’t just swing it around without purpose; he’s very aware of how his stick positioning will influence the next play the opposition will make, and then uses his anticipation to disrupt the play. He is also effective on the offensive side of things. He shows as an intelligent forechecker, doing so with that same high energy but again using that energy effectively. He won’t chase guys unnecessarily, but goes in with a purpose and often is able to disrupt defenders and create turnovers for his team, or force defenders into less than desirable options. He’s got good enough puck-handling abilities to create offense in tight spaces. He’s a smart player and has good enough playmaking abilities that he can play with offensive players, and help them elevate their game. He has all the attributes you want in a player that would slot into the middle-six of your lineup, but there is one thing he could try to improve upon – his straight-line speed. When he gets the puck and has to cover quite a bit of ice, he seems to struggle and gets caught from behind to often. If he can tweak his skating stride to allow him to get more power and extension in each push, he most certainly has the potential to be an effective NHLer who can play a big role on a team’s penalty killing unit.