‘”After the first game here (Monday) I think it was fairly evident the hands he’s got and his shot,” Sabres Director of Pro Scouting Jon Christiano told NHL.com. “You don’t question some of his offensive instincts and offensive skills from the blue line in. He made a real nice play setting up their first goal. He had a great chance where he blew down the left wing and deked (U.S. defenseman Justin) Holl and pounded the puck wide. Kind of like that. He’s filling into his body a little bit, that’s expected; he’s still a young kid. On the offensive end of things, you have to like the natural skill.”‘
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