Draft Prospect Profile: Akil Thomas

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    Eric Andrews
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    Each day over the next month leading up to the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, held on June 22 in Dallas, we will be taking a look at the top 31 prospects avail
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    Here is mine:

    Again, I think this guy gets drafted and with developmen, plays, but might be more suited as winger…

    Smaller than average centre-forward who plays much bigger than his size. Displays terrific speed to dart in and out of areas and make it out with the biscuit. Not afraid of the work ninth corners, and his low center of gravity makes him difficult to knock off the puck. Has very good hands and can make thread the needle passes in holes to reach his linemates rushing into the seams. A tireless forechecker who has a shot he gets off without the need of much room. Continues to build on his defensive game and he stays close to his man all the way back in his zone before he transitions up ice on the offense. Still very light and in need of more weight room work, but looks like a solid prospect due to his all-around commitment and game.

    –Bill Placzek–

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