Broz plays a very responsible two-way game and doesn’t need to have the puck to be effective. The forward uses shoulder checks to stay aware, and can give full effort on the backcheck and also hunting down pucks and using his stick to tie up and stick lift opponents efficiently. Broz is an efficient skater…
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|2021-2022||Univ. of Minnesota||ncaa||31||5||5||10||0.32||6||6|
Broz plays a very responsible two-way game and doesn’t need to have the puck to be effective. The forward uses shoulder checks to stay aware, and can give full effort on the backcheck and also hunting down pucks and using his stick to tie up and stick lift opponents efficiently. Broz is an efficient skater and when he starts moving his quick feet, he is hard to handle and shut down for his opponents. He uses his first three steps to gain great acceleration and also his edges to be able to control his positioning, change direction quickly and adapt to plays efficiently. However, at times Broz can get caught gliding around, watching the play develop. He has soft hands and is able to navigate his way through traffic with good puck control, being very effective along the boards and on the cycle. He is able to display his high-end vision at times but he shows a lack of chemistry with his linemates, such as not knowing how hard or fast to make his passes, resulting in some incomplete passes to teammates. In the offensive zone, Broz is able to consistently create options for teammates, finding soft spots easily, especially in front of the net. He is very effective on the transition, being able to create offensive zone entries by carrying it in himself, finding an open teammate at the blue line, or dumping the puck in and chasing after with a strong forecheck. He shows strong positioning, knowing where he needs to be on the ice. Something that Broz needs to work on is his decision making under pressure. There are times when he seems to rush a shot or force a pass when pressure is on. As well, he can show a lack of commitment in his own end on occasion. There are times when he shows no effort to get back and help regain the puck after a turnover. There are other times where he is very effective on the backcheck but it just needs to be more consistent. At times, he doesn’t seem overly hungry for the puck. He waits for it to come to him rather than diving into battles and fighting for it himself. Finally, Broz can get blinders on at times and try to do too much on his own, resulting in a turnover.