Hlinka Gretzky Cup
Highly impressive tournament for Price. Pushes the pace consistently with his high pace of play. Despite playing at this quick pace, he rarely makes mistakes and usually makes hard, accurate outlet passes. His skating is only about average but his pace of play makes up for it. Intelligent player who processes the game very quickly. Good but not elite offensive ability– consistently making smart plays, not afraid to activate, and can shoot well. Created quite a few scoring chances in the tournament and finished with a five points. Hockey sense and vision are both off the charts, and are especially noticeable when he plays at the NHL pace he normally does. Defensively very strong, especially off the rush, where he has an active stick and shuts down nearly everything coming through the neutral zone. Was Canada’s best all-around defenseman throughout the tournament and stood out in every game. Never caught out of position and plays in every situation– gets himself involved throughout every game and makes only positive contributions. Surefire top-20 pick at this point in time.