ASSETS:Lalonde is a mobile defenseman who has the ability to jump into the rush when required. Though he displays good instincts on the ice, Lalonde needs to improve his defensive play and make better decisions at times. He also needs to improve his strength and play consistently for the entire game.
FLAWS:Displays all-around potential and some scoring upside. Is also capable of playing a physical game and has strong team qualities.
CAREER POTENTIAL:Needs to refine his play in the defensive zone in order to maxmize his NHL potential. Must also get stronger to better handle the pro game.
Potential offensive defenseman.
Future:Beach is a big physical force on the ice. He has a nose for the net, is a force on the power play, and will not shy away from dropping the gloves. Beach is as close to a total package as the WHL has to offer. A bruising power forward, Beach is plagued by perceptions of attitude problems. But Beach is capable and he will be given every opportunity to develop as a professional.
ASSETS:Beach has the potential to become a dominating power forward at the next level if he can keep his emotions in check.
FLAWS:Likes to rile up opponents, and is at his best when throwing them off their game. Boasts a lot of scoring upside. Is willing to go to the front of the net in order to score goals. Can also drop the gloves. Has good hands.
CAREER POTENTIAL:His agitating ways can at times go too far, which can hurt his team and lead to issues with teammates. Needs more work on his defensive play.
Agitating scoring winger.
ASSETS:Krüger is an exceptionally skilled playmaker with elite hockey sense. He likes to set up plays and find his teammates with tape-to-tape passes. Has become much stronger which has improved his game, although he still could use additional strength and muscles. Works well in all three zones and has leadership qualities.
FLAWS:Has an abundance of scoring upside and the ability to play both center and wing.
CAREER POTENTIAL:Lacks both size and strength, which can hinder his chances of thriving in North America.
Potential scoring forward with a lot of skill.
ASSETS:Had the ability to take over games from the back end for the Camrose Kodiaks this season. Skates well for a big man. He isn't punishing physical but can over power the opposition when the need arises. Skates well and has shown the ability to move the puck on the rush. Was effective on the power-play this season but in order to be effect on the man advantage at the next level he will need to continue to develop his offensive instincts. Has a hard, accurate shot from the point. Played a lot of hockey in his draft year as he saw time at the World Under 18's, World Jr. A Challenge and the AJHL All-Star Game. His WHL rights belong to the Medicine Hat and some believe Tiger's Coach Willie Desjardins will go after him hard and possibly use a spot on the Junior National team as a selling point.
FLAWS:Displays a great combination of mobility and aggressiveness. Also boasts plenty of offensive upside to make an impact in the NHL.
CAREER POTENTIAL:Is extremely raw and needs to improve his coordination in order to maximize his big-league potential. Must limit the number of bad penalties he takes.
Potential all-around defenseman.
ASSETS:A fluid skater, Vishnevskiy has all the offensive tools to become a powerplay quarterback in the NHL. He’s undersized and only average in his own end, two things that will work against him at the professional level. However, he has the vision and skill set that enable him to be a great puck-mover. Reads plays well and has the skating ability to stay in the play defensively, but isn’t consistent enough in that regard. Needs to figure out a way to handle power forwards effectively.
FLAWS:Has a wealth of offensive potential and the ability to quarterback a power play. Is also willing to play the body.
CAREER POTENTIAL:Every element of his game lacks consistency, especially his overall play without the puck. Lacks size and strength.
Potential offensive defenseman.
ASSETS:A good skater with a strong foot speed and acceleration...possesses an effortless stride and an above-average agility...above average balance for a smallish player...deceptive puck handling skills...can fight and maneuver his way out of tight spaces regularly...able to succeed in one-on-one situations...knows how to get into position for a scoring opportunity...possesses a fast-released wrist shot...needs to work on the hardness of the slap shot...plays with lots of energy and is effective on the back check...a tight forecheker...average defensive awareness...blocks the opposing passing lanes and spots his man quickly...can throw a decent hit even on a bigger player, but clearly lacks size and physical power...a good asset on both the powerplay and the penalty kill units...isn't a tough hitter, but doesn't play with fear...needs to work on his discipline, as he tends to lose his temper at times...a late 1987 born forward.
FLAWS:Has excellent skill and offensive prowess. Can line up on either side of center. Can shoot the puck with aplomb.
CAREER POTENTIAL:Needs to tighten up his defensive play in order to maximize his National Hockey League potential. Also needs to get stronger.
Potential scoring winger.
ASSETS:While many view Leddy as an offensive defenseman, he could potentially blossom into more of a two-way defenseman. His play is equally strong at both ends of the ice. Leddy combines superb offensive prowess with conscientious and responsible defensive zone play. He does an excellent job of taking away time and space from the opposition, and can also create it for both himself and his teammates. One attribute that makes it all possible is his outstanding skating ability. Leddy is an agile skater with good speed and smoothness in his strides. This can particularly be seen in his transitioning and rushes up the ice. This past summer, Leddy added 15 pounds to his 5'11 frame. The result has enhanced his game tremendously, especially on the physical side.
FLAWS:Is a tremendous skater with outstanding mobility and acceleration. Can lead the rush and set up teammates with great vision and passing skills. Is willing to initiate contact and take a hit to make plays in the defensive zone.
CAREER POTENTIAL:Isn't overly big and will need to add significant bulk to his 5-11 frame in order to better handle big forwards at the National Hockey League level.
Mobile puck-moving defenseman with offensive upside.