With six games on tap, I had to report early. I may be too tired later on. So here are some notes on a few who stood out in the Sioux City vs. Green Bay game.
Marcus Kallionkieli – 6-1 – 176 – RW – He is 2019 NHL Draft eligible. He played on the first line for Sioux City. He showed scoring ability in the slot. He showed a deft backhand. He is quick to pounce on loose pucks. He’s always looking to deposit rebounds. So far he’s uncommitted.
Tommy Pasanen – 6-4 – 218 – D – He’s another Sioux City player who is uncommitted. He’s a good passer. He gets to loose pucks first and for icing situations. Has a long reach and uses it well in the corners. Under pressure, he never cracked even when a puck was in his skates.
Special mention: Martin Pospisil did a lot of things well. He played first-line center for Sioux City. He’s a Calgary Flames draft pick.
Nicholas Zabaneh – 5-10 – 161 – Wing – He played with Jack Hughes when they were on the Toronto Marlboros. He’s small but he’s not afraid to push back or fight through checks. He has a high hockey I.Q. He’s an excellent skater who digs for pucks in the corner and around the net. Showed a nice deke on a goal. He’s a potential draft riser as the season goes on.
Jackson Perbix – 6-1 – 174 – RW – The Ducks drafted him in the fourth round in the 2018 NHL Draft. He showed strong play around and behind the net in regards to puck possession. Had a nice wraparound attempt that was thwarted. He played the point on one of their power plays. He’s talented with the puck and he’s very slippery.
That’s all for now. Listen to Off The Post tonight on Talkshoe.