Andrew Cristall, 8/6/2022

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Left Wing

Brilliant playmaker with extraordinary puck skills. Magical when he gets the puck but is not noticeable without it. Tends to gear towards the perimeter a little but there’s no denying the remarkable skills and vision he brings as a playmaker. Skating is above average but he could incorporate more pace into his game– most of his best moments are with possession in the offensive zone– he isn’t much of a factor in transition. Incredible at what he does– playmaking, puck skills, and thinking the game– but limited by his dimensions. Would love to see a better-rounded game and added physical tools from Cristall. His major weakness is physicality and strength. Looking forward, he should pile up the points with Kelowna this season but will likely fall lower in the draft than the production would suggest.