He has decent speed and acceleration but could stand to work on generating a more powerful stride. Cale Fleury – As is often the case (Laurent Dauphine a good example)…an injury replacement comes in and ends up impressing and raising his draft stock. 2018 NHL Draft Picks: Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Jesse Ylonen, Alexander Romanov, Jacob Olofsson, Cam Hillis, Jordan Harris, Allan McShane, Jack Gorniak, Cole Fonstad, Samuel Houde, Brett Stapley Brook played a strong two-way game for Moose Jaw, putting up 32 points in 45 regular season games, and six points in 14 playoff games. Fleury has the right tools to become a top-4 puck-moving defenseman at the NHL level but his game still has lots of fine-tuning to do. This can lead to taking risks, and to mistakes such as giveaways. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Brook might be the Habs defensive prospect with the highest potential ceiling but is also a bit further away from NHL time. He has shown more commitment to the backcheck and takes that increased physicality and grit into all three zones of the ice. According to Top Prospects game article some teams weren't even sending their crossover scouts to see him (whatever that means, I'm taking it as not scouting him properly for the purpose of this article). Sunday’s FTB: What exactly is Kyle Dubas doing? Juulsen plays a physical game in his own end. He sees the ice well and has the hockey IQ to anticipate where teammates are headed and make smart plays with the puck. This can lead to taking risks, and to mistakes such as giveaways. Pablo Ruiz, April 2020 – Fleury had a decent start in the NHL this past season playing in a bottom-pairing role. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. Centre — shoots Left This is not a perfect comparison, as some players listed had played less games than the others (Tyszka really suffers here, and can you imagine how the extra games would make Valimaki's already impressive point total look?). He is more quick than fast though. This has already started as he improved a lot last season. That said, Mete did not look out of place at the NHL level last season, and most analysts believe he will be back in that role this season, especially on a Habs team that lacks puck-moving defencemen. While his top end speed is good, he is not a speedster. Submit your own scouting profile & videos. Brook transitions the puck from defence to offence quickly. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find all the articles here. He reads the play well and anticipates what opponents will do with the puck, to create turnovers, and start the transition game. Thanksgiving FTB: Taylor Hall signs in.......Buffalo? Some have suggested that a bit of time in the AHL could allow Mete to better develop his offensive game at this stage in his career. Primeau won Hockey East goaltender of the year, as well as making the conference’s first all-star team and all-freshman team. Fleury is able to pinch in from the blue line, or join the rush and still get back defensively. The biggest part of the team’s reset came during the draft, where the Habs entered the day with the third overall pick, four second-rounders, a third-round pick and three fourth-round picks. Fleury is a very good skater, as his mobility allows him to play an effective two-way game. Evans is a strong two-way player who did it all for the Irish. His strong lateral agility allows Brook to walk the line, and to open up passing and shooting lanes. Jesse Sherman, June 2019 – Fleury had a respectable rookie year playing for the Laval Rocket with nine goals and 23 points in 60 games. Cale Fleury has some offensive tools. The team's goals against average per game was 4.65, while their goals for per game was 2.46. He is strong on the puck, and has good balance when fighting for pucks in the corners or in front of the net. Mete is an outstanding skater, with excellent speed and acceleration. I expect Fleury to be taken somewhere in the second round but some smart team will jump on him early. No one is expecting Fleury to become a dominant force in the offensive zone, however, he is going to need to produce more if he is to become an NHL regular. He is strong on the puck and has good balance when fighting for pucks in the corners or in front of the net. Fleury sometimes tries a little too hard to push the play out of his own end. Fantasy wise, the Calgary, Canada native has all the tools he needs to make a professional impact eventually. Another full year or two in the AHL is all but a guarantee before the blueliner attempts to make his mark. He also has very good top end speed.