#100 – Mikey Anderson, LD – Waterloo, USHL

TSN – #74
Central Scouting – #51 NAS
ISS – #80
Future Considerations – #75
McKeens – #100
THN – #70
Craig Button – #99
Hockey Prospect – #96


COMPARABLE : David Schlemko
UPSIDE : Bottom Pairing Two-Way D-Man
FLOOR : AHL Call-up


Mikey Anderson is another in a long line of left-hand shot d-men who can move the puck but are under 6’0″ tall. This draft is literally filled with that type of player. If he’s anything like his brother Joey, then scouts are going to love his compete level because his brothers’ is off the charts.

Anderson is a good puck-mover who can provide some offense from the blueline but I wouldn’t count on it at the next level. Instead, he’ll probably be more of a 20-25 point guy who is going to chip-in occasionally. That’s IF he’s able to develop and continue to improve. His play was fine for the USHL but for college and then the pro level, he will need to improve his overall quickness, both feet and decision-making in order to have a shot. In my mind, he’s probably a good pick if you’re selecting in the 4th round and you want to have some depth on the backend. He’s a long-shot but could surprise. I think he’s a player who compares well to a guy like David Schlemko – nothing flashy but what you see is what you get.



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