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Andrew
Cristall
Player Profile
Position
Right Wing
Team
Kelowna Rockets
League
whl
Height
5'9"
Weight
150 lbs
Place of Birth
Burnaby, BC  

Cristall is such a fun player to watch. He’s an extremely talented offensive player who’s a threat to both score goals and set them up. The first thing that really stands out about him is his ability and confidence in shooting the puck. He’s got a quick release and is very accurate with his wrist shot. He’s not afraid to challenge goalies from bad angles and oftentimes can find that sliver of daylight to score. Another fascinating thing about him is how good he is with the puck on his backhand. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone as comfortable with the puck on his backhand as Cristall is. Firstly, his ability to elevate pucks while tight to the net is mesmerizing, and secondly, he constantly makes backhand saucer passes or long passes off the backhand look routine. Another aspect of his game I was impressed with was his poise carrying the puck and making smart decisions with it. For a smaller guy he protects the puck very well, using his edges to quickly turn his body and shelter the puck from opponents, and is able to stickhandle his way out of pressure in some small areas. He’s an intelligent player who’s able to read defensive positioning as he enters the offensive zone, which allows him to make smart decisions — delaying upon entry to find trailers, attacking his defenseman, or playing it safe and dumping it in. The only area I would like to see him improve in would be his defensive play. He tends to cheat a bit and will blow his zone early looking for offensive opportunities, and is a bit weak along the boards in his zone. However, these are things that will come with maturity so I’m not too worried about them. Cristall has started this season on a heater, if he continues this pace he’s going to force people to add his name to the top-10 discussion for this upcoming draft.

Mitch Savard
Scout Profile

Game Results

October 5, 2022
Victoria
0
Kelowna
3

Player Report

Skating 7
Shooting 9
Puckhandling 8
Playmaking 9
Offensive Awareness 8
Defensive Awareness 6
Compete 7

Andrew Cristall's Reports

Oct 15/22 Andrew Cristall 24204 – Victoria vs. Kelowna WHL by Mitch Savard View Summary
Jul 31/22 Andrew Cristall 24003 – Canada Red vs. Canada White CAN-U18 by Donesh Mazloum View Summary
Apr 23/22 Andrew Cristall 23785 – Kelowna vs. Prince George WHL by Mitch Savard View Summary