#6 – Ivan Provorov, LD – Brandon, WHL

TSN – #8
Central Scouting – #7 NAS
ISS – #7
Craig Button – #5
McKeens – #5
THN – #6

NHL COMPARABLE: Sergei Gonchar (in his prime)

UPSIDE: Top Pairing Offensive D-man

A smart cerebral player with very good positoning, very good at anticipating plays and closing gaps. Has A bit of an awkward skating stride or perhaps it’s the way he holds his stick that makes him standout, you can tell when he’s on the ice. Tough to find a flaw in his game, he makes outstanding reads due to a high hockey IQ. He’s going to be an excellent 2-way d-man. Has a knack for making the smart, safe play and knows when it’s time to jump. My comparable for Provorov is Sergei Gonchar in his prime. Earlier on in his career, Gonchar was a more run & gun type of player and he eventually settled down to play a solid 2-way game all the while putting up good numbers. That’s the guy I’m comparing Provorov with.


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