ASSETS: Has excellent speed, hockey sense and playmaking instincts. Is polished in the defensive zone and at the face-off circle. A determined skater, he excels when killing penalties.
FLAWS: Lacks the physical strength and toughness to dominate on the ice. Must step up his play when the games matter most. Isn't a true sniper or familiar with the offside rule. Is prone to mental lapses and frequent offside violations on the ice.
CAREER POTENTIAL: Excellent two-way center.
NHL COMPARISON: Tomas Plekanec.