In his draft-eligible campaign, he produced at over a point-per-game clip with Tolpar Ufa of the MHL (Russian junior league). Lacks optimum size but makes up for it with a feisty attitude and a nasty component to his overall game. Can score goals with frequency and owns excellent offensive instincts. Not only does he know where to go in order to score goals, but he is also ever willing to go there and fight for space among the trees surrounding him. Will need to learn how to play tighter defense without the puck and in his own zone. Also needs to become a more consistent threat. Dynamic, feisty scoring winger with upside.
When he was in the Rimouski Oceanic lineup as a QMJHL rookie in his draft year, the talented winger was rather productive. He also opened scouts' eyes with his performance at the WJC for the Czech squad. Unfortunately, injuries played a big role in dampening his draft stock (if not his prospect status overall). Still, his goal-scoring prowess and feisty attitude on the ice bode well for his professional prospects. Can line up on either side of center, which adds to his overall value as a winger prospect. Needs to get physically stronger to maximize output as a pro. Must also prove he can stay healthy. Versatile, goal-scoring winger with upside.
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