Nicolas Petan Profile
Nicolas PetanHt/Wt: 5' 9"/165 lbs
Team: Portland (WHL)
Nicolas Petan's Player ProfilePetan was a co-leader in WHL scoring, contributing to Portland's league championship and berth in the Memorial Cup. He is a highly skilled individual, bleeding puck possession tools. He can make high level plays with the puck, be it in terms of controlling it, outmaneuvering opponents, or making top-end passes. He is a very creative, instinctive offensive player, showing a knack for turning normal plays into scoring chances. He has the pace to play in tight spaces. Petan is certainly a small player, but that helps him with shiftiness, as he is difficult to check in open ice. He possesses a nice first step, and he can move at an above-average level. He has a quality shot, and despite his size, he shows decent defensive ability. His diminutive stature (between 5'8" and 5'9") is his only glaring weakness, and overcoming it will be a challenge. Scouts have described him as feisty in terms of the effort and battle he displays.
Submitted by: Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus. Click here for Pronman's draft rankings
Top scoring draft eligible player in the CHL this year… Undersized centre with high-end playmaking and offensive vision… Ability to make those around him better… Size and strength will be primary concern moving forward… Some concern his production is partially product of his team.
Submitted by: The Scouting Report
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