I'm excited to see him play, but I'm wondering why he was a 5th round pick? Anyone know why he fell so far in the draft?
wasn't a 'standout' and size. Had all the tools but was drafted at 6'0 and teams shy away from that, add in the fact he's not ahuge player now you had a player who is lean at 6'0.
Likely concern was, since he's not a superstar offensive player, the size will hurt him, and since he's not a huge defensive player, dont take him early.
He grew an inch or more since, and has shown he is incredibly smart and makes good decisions and can really skate. This kid is going to be Hammer 2.0 wait and see.
Another steal by the Nucks draft team. Tanev, Burrows, Edler (2nd round), Bieksa, Hansen, Corrado, and a few others, seems like we're better in the later rounds than first!
Edited by BuretoMogilny, 23 April 2013 - 07:42 AM.