Tyler Biggs (#22) is Central Scouting's 22nd ranked skater in North America. He is a 6'2", 210 lbs right-winger who fell in the rankings as the year progressed. Once touted as a top-10 pick, Biggs produced the top grade of the players covered in the profile. Despite winning only 5 of 14 offensive-zone puck-battles, Biggs still managed an above-average mark (70). He displayed solid puck-carrying ability, as he successfully skated the puck into the offensive-zone on 7 occasions, while beating opposing players 1on1 through the neutral-zone 3 times.
Jonathan Miller (#11) is the CSB's 23rd ranked skater in North America. Like Biggs, the 6'1", 198 lbs centre fell in the rankings as the season progressed. A left-handed shooter, Miller had the second-best grade (69) of the players profiled. His work in the o-zone carried his grade, as he picked up 2 points, while completing 13 of 18 offensive-zone pass-attempts.
Rocco Grimaldi (#23) is Central Scouting's 32nd ranked skater in North America. Grimaldi is a 5'6", 163 lbs right-handed centreman, who always wants the puck. He tied Boucher with a grade of 65. Grimaldi's grade was carried by his ability to strip players of the puck along with his puck-carrying ability. He tallied 8 total takeaways, while successfully carrying the puck into the offensive-zone 9 times. Grimaldi's work in the defensive-zone hurt his grade substantially. He completed only 3 of 9 defensive-zone pass-attempts, while winning only 4 of 11 defensive-zone puck-battles.
Reid Boucher (#14) is Central Scouting's 113th ranked skater in North America. He is a a 5'10", 192 lbs centre, who also plays the wing. Boucher lacks top-end speed, so a move to the wing could bolster his career. Simply put, the left-handed shooter can put the puck in the net. That said, he needs to improve his stick, as he won only 9 of 25 total puck-battles.
Miller managed the best overall risk/reward rating thanks to his offensive-output. But, Grimaldi had the most events per minute of ice-time, and the most positive-events per-minute of ice-time.
|EVENTS/ MIN||4.65||4.38||4.20||6.11||EVENTS/ MIN|
Miller also managed the best offensive-zone risk/reward rating. He won 9 of 16 offensive-zone puck-battles, while successfully completing 13 of 18 offensive-zone pass-attempts. Miller posting the top rating is a great explanation of how risk/reward works. Although Grimaldi had more offensive-zone positive-events (reward), Miller's ability to limit mistakes (risk) allowed him to post the better calculated rating.
|OZ POS||27||19||22||35||OZ POS|
|OZ NEG||14||16||13||20||OZ NEG|
|EVENTS/ MIN||2.56||2.19||2.33||2.75||EVENTS/ MIN|
Boucher equalled Miller in this category, as both players posted a 0.38 defensive-zone risk/reward rating. both players managed the solid number by completing d-zone passes along the half-wall, while sacrificing their bodies to block shots. Grimaldi nearly fell into the negative here, but his positive and negative-events evened themselves out.
|DZ POS||9||8||4||13||DZ POS|
|DZ NEG||3||2||1||13||DZ NEG|
|EVENTS/ MIN||0.75||0.63||0.33||1.30||EVENTS/ MIN|
Grimaldi's puck-hunger, speed and puck-carrying ability propelled him to the top neutral-zone risk/reward rating among the players covered in this report. He successfully carried the puck into the offensive-zone 9 times, while also competing 3 neutral-zone passes.
|NZ POS||13||11||16||22||NZ POS|
|NZ NEG||6||7||4||4||NZ NEG|
|EV/ MIN||1.19||1.13||1.33||1.30||EVENTS/ MIN|
Raw Data from Under-18 Championship game against Sweden
|SKI +||5||3||7||9||SKI +|
|PK DUMP+||2||PK DUMP+|
|PK DUMP-||PK DUMP-|
|PS THRU||2||4||3||6||PS THRU|
|SH/ MIS/BL||1||4||5||SH/ MIS/BL|
|POINTS X2||4||2||2||POINTS X2|