Mathieu Cataford, 8/6/2022

Hlinka Gretzky Cup

All Games

Right Wing

Came into the tournament cast in the role of complementary winger. He doesn’t have the elite skills, hockey sense, or physical tools of some of the top prospects, but he plays a reliable game that helped Team Canada. His work ethic his strong, he controls the puck well, and he moves the puck quickly. Offense does not die on his stick, but he also does not create much on his own. I pointed out his physicality as a positive a couple times. Overall, I thought he was just okay in this tournament. He could have done more to make himself stand out. As a slightly below average skater, he will need to develop other areas of his game if he wants to be a high draft pick.