#19 – Kole Lind, RW – Kelowna, WHL

TSN – #39
Central Scouting – #23 NAS
ISS – #24
Future Considerations – #38
McKeens – #34
THN – #27
Craig Button – #54
Hockey Prospect – #25

 

COMPARABLE : Elias Lindholm
UPSIDE : 2nd Line Playmaking RW
FLOOR : 3rd Line Playmaking RW

 

Another one of my favourites. Kole Lind is a smart and clever player who’s offensive awareness is evident every time he steps on the ice. He’s a strong forechecker, a good skater and gives a good second effort. What I like the most about his game is his abilty to get into the right lanes to get into scoring position or change angles and find teammates within those lanes and create scoring chances. It makes playing with this kind of player and developing chemistry really easy.

He has a great offensive mind and instincts for the game. This is a player with a high hockey IQ which should allow him to put up points at the next level. Having said all that isn’t to suggest that he’s a one-dimensional player, in all of my viewings he’s been a defensively responsible and conscious player.

My comparable for him is Elias Lindholm as I find he’s also that kind of lanky, playmaking winger. I think Lind is probably a better playmaker while Lindholm probably has a better two-way game. I think this is another safe pick because I could see him as a very good 3rd line RW if he doesn’t reach his full potential.

 

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