The Montreal Canadiens signed free agent forward Alain Berger on April 8th, 2011. The Swiss-born Berger just completed his second OHL season where he managed 29 goals and 23 assists through 65 games. The 6'4", 205 lbs right-handed winger played left-wing during the game scouted.
Numbers compiled during a 6-5 overtime loss to the London Knights on January 23rd, 2011
Thanks to an offensive output of 3 points Berger ended the game with a well-above average grade of 73. He saw substantial powerplay time where he was able to pad his offensive numbers; including completed passes and shots on goal. Berger's grade of 73 was 10 percentage-points above the Canadiens' team average from last season, and matched a mark recently posted by fellow Habs' prospect Louis Leblanc.
Overall Risk/Reward Rating
Berger posted one of the top overall risk/reward ratings. His above-average numbers were the product of some solid work in the offensive and defensive-zones. He won 75% of his defensive-zone puck-battles, while completing 89% of his offensive-zone pass-attempts.
|EVENTS/ MIN||4.00||EVENTS/ MIN|
Offensive-zone Risk/Reward Rating
Berger's offensive-zone risk/reward rating was among the best junior-aged ratings ever posted. His o-zone numbers were boosted by an offensive-output of 3 points, combined with substantial powerplay time. Number 11 completed 8 of 9 offensive-zone pass-attempts, while successfully beating opposing players 1on1 (deak) during each of his 3 attempts. He also managed 4 shots-on-goal, while winning 64% of his offensive-zone puck-battles.
|EVENTS/ MIN||2.06||EVENTS/ MIN|
Defensive-zone Risk/Reward Rating
Berger was able to post a solid defensive-zone risk/reward rating. Despite playing on his off-wing, Berger won an impressive 75% if his defensive-zone puck-battles. He posted 1 defensive-zone takeaway, and was successful with his only attempt to beat opposing players 1on1 (deak) in the defensive-zone.
|EVENTS/ MIN||0.75||EVENTS/ MIN|
Neutral-zone Risk/Reward Rating
Berger's only below-average risk/reward rating came in the neutral-zone. He was successful with only 33% of his neutral-zone pass-attempts, while completing only 50% of his attempts to get the puck deep into the offensive-zone by way of dumping or skating the puck in.
|EV/ MIN||0.63||EVENTS/ MIN|
|SKI +||SKI +|
|PK DUMP+||1||PK DUMP+|
|PK DUMP-||PK DUMP-|
|shots thru||4||shots thru|
|OZ PS BL||2||OZ PS BL|
|POINTS X2||6||POINTS X2|