Scott Crawford – Scouting Will Bitten, Tyler Parsons, Mete, Pu, Pacquette and Crawley

Scouting Report-Victor Mete
Bio
Team: London Knights Draft Status: 2016 Eligible
Position: D
Playoff Stats: 18GP 4G, 7A, 11Pts
Shoots: L
Height/Weight: 5-10/174Lb
Characteristics
Skating
Skates well and relies on his stride as he takes off on the second stride in order to build up his speed for better ice positioning. However, his weakness is in his backwards skating as he has a hard time containing faster opponents from entering his own zone, especially when the transitional play is 3 on 2. Grade: 60
Shooting
A left handed shooter with a heavy shot from the point, he knows exactly when to take the shots. His slap shot compliments his power play game as he unloads a shot that will trigger through traffic and be on target for the net. The goalie will always have a hard time stopping it if it reaches him. His shot accuracy is very impressive for his age as he does possess a wrist shot that can be dangerous from the hash mark but is not as effective as his slap shot. Grade: 60
Skills
His puck skills are dangerous in all 3 zones as he can be creative but importantly he can handle the puck under pressure. His fast hand eye coordination when he plays the puck at the end of his stick makes it hard for fore checkers and defensive players to take the puck away from him because of the fast dekes he makes in his own zone making him a great defenseman to make the first pass up the ice. Grade: 55
Smarts
Offensively he has the offensive mind of Al MacInnis as he understands the importance of patient shot taking. If he sees an opened opportunity anywhere on the ice he will take it. His pinching ability allows him to be another offensive catalyst for the Knights as he can read when to pinch at the right time creating good offensive chances down low or behind the net where he likes to play the puck. Grade: 55
Physicality
Physically he is a question mark for his physicality will be in one play but then the next it will completely disappear. Offensively he will throw the body but on defence when it is an oncoming rush he depends more on his teammate to be physical while Mete will hang back. Grade: 40
Summary
Mete is an offensive juggernaut that has the rare ability to make plays but also possess a strong slap shot that is dangerous to unleash. His calm poise with the puck and patience to understand plays make him an ideal defenceman to have. Unfortunately, his size is an issue as he is not comfortable throwing his body in the defensive zone. If he wants to play professionally he must learn to play a more aggressive style for his height as he will be an easy target in the AHL.
Overall Future Projection: 54.75

Scouting Report-Cliff Pu
Bio
Team: London Knights Draft Status: 2016 Eligible
Position: C
Playoff Stats: 18GP 8G, 5A, 13Pts
Shoots: R
Height/Weight: 6-1/185Lb
Characteristics
Skating
His skating is his best asset. Pu relies heavily on his speed from his first three strides to make him an offensive threat when he is entering the zone. His foot speed also compliments his defensive teammates because with his foot speed is able to skate back in time and disrupt any offensive chances for the opposing team. Grade: 60
Shooting
Shot accuracy is terrible from a far distance as most his shots will sail wide. It is different if he is in the high slot in front of the net as he relies on rebound shots to generate his point production. On most occasions he often chooses to go with the wrist shot in front of the net. Grade: 45
Skills
He is not the most gifted stick handler on the Knights but he does know how to play the puck up the ice. He relies on his speed too much to overcompensate for his lack of his stick handling abilities. He is good enough with the puck that he can lead a charge up the ice for a dump in chase play which is more his style. Grade: 40
Smarts
Pu is not offensively smart for he does not pay attention to detail about where the puck lies on the ice. He has a bad habit of not seeing the puck being passed his way thereby killing the play. However, he knows how to use his big body in front of the net whether it be screening the goaltender or tipping the puck. He relies on his upper body strength to keep his screening formation in front of the net. Grade: 45
Physicality
Strength is his biggest asset as he is able to forecheck efficiently while winning 50/50 battles along the boards and in corners. When fore checking Pu’s speed is what drives his momentum into a player to create his physical advantage. Grade: 55
Summary
Pu is not an offensively gifted player as he does not have the on ice awareness to see where the puck will be played nor does he have the puck skills to really be an offensive threat. But what he lacks in offense he makes up for with his defensive prowess contributed by his foot speed and physical presence. He is comfortable enough in knowing what he can and cannot do that his development is on the right path to playing professionally in the NHL.
Overall Future Projection = 48.5

Scouting Report- Brandon Crawley
Bio
Team: London Knights Draft Status: 2016 Eligible
Position: D
Playoff Stats: 17GP 0G, 3A, 3Pts
Shoots: L
Height/Weight: 6-1/207Lb
Skating
Crawley foot speed is average as he has no special skating techniques. He skates more to the speed of when he has to play defensively instead as he has shown he is a stay at home defenceman. Grade: 45
Shooting
Has a decent slap shot but is it not accurate enough to be considered high end. He prefers to choose a wrist shot when he has the opportunity to shoot from the point. Not too much velocity escaping his shot as most shots come out soft with little impact. Grade: 40
Skills
His skill set is limited as he does not have much in the way of puck handling abilities. On occasion he does possess a good cross over to surprise opposing players when he chooses to bring the puck up the ice himself. Grade: 40
Smarts
He is a smart defenceman who knows how to play a safe simple game. He does the basic things such as keeping the puck in the O-zone and making passes to players he knows will create an advantage. Most importantly he plays his defensive role perfectly to the point that blocked shots and closed gaps are an occurring thing whenever he is on the ice. Grade: 50
Physicality
Quite a physical player that will use his frame to win puck battles in the corner. His biggest advantage is using his size to block players from getting in front of the net. He puts a lot of emphasis using his shoulders to push whoever is standing in front of his net. Grade: 50
Summary
Crawley does possess the size to go on and play professionally but his lack of speed and puck handling abilities make him an unlikely player to see the NHL anytime soon. He is a smart hockey player that makes the right decisions on the ice that he may have a shot at playing the ECHL.
Overall Future Projection = 44.25

Scouting Report-Christopher Paquette
Bio
Team: Niagara Ice Dogs Draft Status: 2016 Eligible
Position: C
Playoff Stats: 15GP 2G, 2A, 4Pts
Shoots: R
Height/Weight: 6-2/195Lb
Skating
Slow skater that does not have a strong stride in any of the zones. Has the ability to skate laterally well on the ice when there is defensive transition but his heavy build slows him down once the play has started. Grade: 40
Shooting
Has a decent wrist shot from 7 feet out. Has a quick release but his shot accuracy is not the greatest. Grade: 35
Skills
He is sloppy with the puck, especially in the neutral zone. He uses his body more to protect the puck instead of his actual puck handling skills. When he passes they are usually sloppy with no accurate target. Grade: 30
Smarts
His confidence is taken away whenever he makes a mistake in his own end. His offensive game is nonexistent because he waits for plays to happen but naturally he knows how to play away from the puck using his stick to force players into corners and forcing turnovers. Grade: 40
Physicality
Big body is not used correctly as he will throw partial hits that don’t finish. Does not use a full body check when attempting to hit someone and he ends up either being knocked down or missing attempt. Grade: 35
Summary
Not the best player on the ice as he does not possess a strong offensive game. He does play defence well in his own end but that is only with the stick as he has no physical upside even though he is a big body. He needs to show more effort in his training if he wants to have any chance of playing at the next level.
Overall Future Projection = 36

Scouting Report-Tyler Parsons
Bio
Team: London Knights Draft Status: 2016 Eligible
Position: G
Playoff Stats: 18GP 18W, 1L, 1T Pct.925 GAA 2.15
Shoots: L
Height/Weight: 6-1/185Lb
Characteristics
Athleticism
Does not have the Ben Bishop size athletic body to help gain any advantages but he moves very smoothly along his crease with his skates and naturally can move from side to side of the net. Grade:45
Speed
Outside of the net he is not quick as he relies on his stick more to push the puck up ice. Best part about his speed is he moves quick enough to take away back door situations from his opponents. Grade: 60
Complete
Shows he can finish when it is a tight game. Even if he has a strong group in front of him he never relaxes because he knows a play in his own end could go wrong. Grade: 55
Vision
If he is allowed to see he will stop the puck in its tracks. Has the capability of stopping the puck in traffic as it’s either a goalie reflex or he knows exactly where the puck is going to be shot. One on one offensive players have no chance of scoring as Parson is quick enough to spot where the puck will go. Grade: 55
Technique/Style
Models a stand-up style goaltending, almost Broduerish as he moves quickly without going on his knees too much. His ability to stop wrap arounds is complimentary of the stand-up style instead of the usual butterfly style. Has good stand up positioning in that he does not move in or out too much. Grade: 50
Rebound Control
Is a big fan of using his stick to prevent loose rebounds from going to the left and right sides. More importantly the stand-up style allows Parsons to be steady when he is making saves that the puck does not bounce off too far from Parsons that it gets on the stick of an opponent. Grade: 60
Puck Handling
Puck handling skills are his main asset as he has adopted Martin Broduer’s style of play right down to the stick handling part. He is very confident in how he plays the puck that his teammates have complete and total trust in him. Grade: 65
Summary
It will not be long before Tyler Parsons is in the NHL. He has mastered the Stand-Up style to almost perfection. His glove and stick are his best attributes along with his speed. He may not be an athletic goalie but it is evident that he puts in the work to improve on every aspect of his game.
Overall Future Projection: 54.25

Scouting Report- Will Bitten
Bio
Team: Flint Firebirds Draft Status: 2016 eligible
Position: C
Stats to date: 4GP 1G, 2 A, 3Pts 4 PIM
Shoots: R
Height/Weight: 5-10” 163lbs
Characteristics
Skating
Solid skater with a good work ethic off the bench and showed he has good stamina to skate the N-S style with ease. His outside turns are his best attribute as he can create space along the boards in the ozone with his outside turns. Grade: 60
Shooting
Likes to shoot more on zone entry plays such as 2 on 2 or break away attempts where he will either go with a wrist shot or back hand shot. Wrist shot is superfast off the release when he is on the rush making it hard for goalies to see the puck. While his back hand has more of a soft release and less accuracy on break away attempts. Grade: 55
Skill
Offensively he plays a creative style using fast cross overs and head fakes that break defensive coverages in the ozone. His above average puck handling skills allows him to get open more while playing simple. On occasion he likes to make his teammates look good with flashy passes that are not too dangerous but are still unnecessary. Grade: 60
Smart
Has a great vision for the where the puck is going to be on both ends. Offensively he knows where to skate in the ozone in order to shoot high quality shots. His sense of awareness of where his opponents are going to be on the ice makes it easier for him to deflect pucks and intercept plays. He is not the type of player to wait for the play to initiate instead he will push as much as he can to disrupt breakouts and create a play that gives his line an advantage. Grade: 55
Physicality
Too aggressive with his defensive plays that he left a few teammates hanging, in their own zone. Needs to relax more and attempt hits that rationally help the play instead of putting it at a disadvantage. Grade: 45
Summary
Bitten plays an aggressive offensive game that is dangerous for any defensive player. He showed he has the poise to play a creative offensive style with his skating and stick handling abilities, but he has to tone down his aggressiveness to avoid putting his team at a disadvantage. His impressive work ethic will continue to develop his already incredible skill set that he may go on to be a top six forward in the NHL if he is developed properly in the AHL for a few years.
Overall Future Projection: 56.25

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