Draft Prospect Profile: Ty Smith

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    Eric Andrews

    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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    don’t be surprised if he gets taken earlier than the 12 slot where I have him:


    The biggest differences between this undersized fast and skilled offensive defender and the majority of the ones above and surrounding him in the rankings is he is a left shooter and he is a very responsible defenseman in his own end (He already defends better than Boqvist and Hughes…) despite his undersized frame. Another elite skater with terrific edge work and poise beyond his years. Needs to get thicker and stronger, but has learned to play nimble and smart against the bigger attackers he faces. He handles the puck at a very high skill level and lights it on his stick. A tad under six foot and about 175 pounds he manages to elevate his game and play a solid 200 foot game despite his limitations. Before February 1st he was at a point per game pace in Dub. A character player, offensive generator and PP QB.

    —Bill Placzek—

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