Derrick Pouliot’s offensive prowess was never in doubt, but will his defensive zone play be enough to get him to the NHL level? WHL Contributor Curtis Deem profiles the Portland draft eligible defenseman.
Olli Maatta might not blow you away with dynamic puck skills or offensive flair, but don’t let that take away from what Maatta does bring – rock solid two-way play.
Zemgus Girgensons might not have the high-end offensive upside, but his two-way play is a rare commodity in this draft. Does he have the offensive upside to be an impact NHL player, or will his role be better suited as a Bottom 6 player
Griffin Reinhart is big, he can skate, and he’s got a ton of potential. But it doesn’t seem like everyone is quite sold that he’ll put it altogether. Check out Dan Lizee’s scouting report of the Oil Kings defenseman.
USA Hockey announced a 46-man selection camp roster for the 2013 World Junior Championships that was full of surprises and omissions