#41 – Jake DeBrusk, LW – Swift Current, WHL

TSN – #28
Central Scouting – #19 NAS
ISS – #27
Craig Button – #21
McKeens – #27
THN – #28


UPSIDE: 2nd / 3rd Line Offensive Forward

I’m certainly not as high on Jake Debrusk as many apprear to be. I think he’s a solid pick up as a 2nd round pick but I’m not sold on him being a first round pick, not in this draft. Debrusk has a good combinaion of hands and offensive ability but I don’t see it translating to the NHL. Perhaps it does but there’s a fairly good chance it doesn’t and the element of risk with this particular player in my opinion is why he’s a better pick in the 2nd round. I see him as having an outside shot at a top-6 role and I’m not certain he’d adapt very well beyond that.


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