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WHL Bantam Draft: 2013 by Swift Current (Round 1, No. 12 Overall)
WHL Debut: Sept. 19, 2014 (Swift Current vs. Moose Jaw)
First WHL Goal: Sept. 19, 2014 (Swift Current vs. Moose Jaw)
IN THE NEWS:
• Size, Expectations May Become Obstacles
• Had a Natural Hat Trick to Beat Moose Jaw
• Bantam Coach Calls Him a 'Coach's Dream'
• "Has a stocky build and possesses great lower body strength. This strength translates to many parts of his game including his skating. He is explosive in short distances and often eludes defenseman in the cycle game with stops and starts and quick turns.
... His top-end speed is above average and he has confidence skating the puck through the neutral zone, often making defenders faced up with him miss with quick lateral moves." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)
• "Has added a full step-and-a-half on his stride the last two seasons. Defenders now have to respect his speed; uses added burst to put defensemen on their heels. Craftily hides puck on his stick in traffic with smart stick-handling positions. Makes slick moves off the rush. Aggressively cuts off the sideboards and constantly funnels pucks into the slot. Finds soft pockets in dead zones to be available for feeds outside traffic." (Red Line Report)