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Brayden Yager Profile

Brayden Yager
Ht/Wt: 6' 0"/165 lbs
Position: C
Team: Moose Jaw (WHL)

Brayden Yager's Player Profile

Tony Ferrari - The Hockey News - Dec. 19th: "Brayden Yager is a high-level finisher who has an unreal release, blistering shots by netminders with ease. When he gets going, he can pick up speed and is a very dangerous player off the rush."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - Dec. 14th: "Has been remarkably consistent in his production. Continues to improve in the faceoff circle and score big goals at key times."

Ben Jordan - Smaht Scouting - Nov. 25th: "Brayden Yager, seemingly one of the more polarizing names thus far, brings with him a straight line, puck dominant style of play that for myself is hard to overlook. Yager gets around the ice in all areas very well thanks to his elite ability to see plays unfolding."

Corey Pronman - The Athletic - Nov. 15th: "He plays with a lot of speed and energy, showing the ability to carry pucks up the ice and make skilled plays with pace. Hes not the biggest center, but Yager plays hard, showing a commitment to making plays without the puck and winning a lot of battles."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - Nov. 1st: "Hes a ton of fun to watch, with a threatening, attacking, puck-dominant game plus a highlight-reel quality to his skill in straight lines and in cutting sequences in transition."

Nick Richard - Dobber Prospects - Oct. 20th: "There is room for him to add a bit of quickness to his stride, but he gets around the ice well because of how he reads the play, which also helps him on the defensive side of the puck."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - Oct. 19th: "A dynamic skater who will shoot at anytime. Will drag others into the fight."

Steven - Daily FaceOff - Oct. 3rd: " Yager was especially impressive at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup back in August, showcasing why hes one of the best goal-scorers early on with a goal per game."

Peter Baracchini - The Hockey Writers - Sept. 27th: "He loves to take control of the game with his shot and high-end scoring abilities. He has a knack for finding the open spaces and freeing himself up for a prime scoring opportunity."

Bob McKenzie - TSN - Sept. 22nd: "The Moose Jaw Warrior centre has all the tools to be a well-rounded No. 1, at worst high-end No. 2, NHL centre who can impact the game in every way offensively, defensively, goal scoring and playmaking"Ryan Kennedy - The Hockey News - August 23rd: "A wicked shooter with a hard, accurate release, Yager has also added to his playmaking arsenal in recent years."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - August 8th: "Hes also dangerous inside the offensive zone from the top of the circles in, with a quick-release wrister that comes off of his blade hard and with a slight, goalie-fooling adjustment pre-shot, impressive puck skill in congested areas, an ability to attack in bursts and make something happen out of dead plays, an equal ability to play off of coverage and make himself available for his linemates."

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