im curious thefiestygoat, who's your fav prospect or the one you're more high on to have an impact for us
I'm no expert but I was thinking yesterday about what prospect has excited me the most this year. While Reid Boucher has had a fantastic season, I'd have to go with right handed defensemen Damon Severson on the Kelowna Rockets. The Devils were fortunate to grab him towards the end of the 2nd round last year, a draft in which he was one of the younger players (just 17 at the time with an August birthday).
He's in his age 18 season this year which also happens to be his 3rd full season in the WHL and has put up this line: 62 GP 8-38-46 +36 66 PIM. While one could say his +/- is inflated due to playing on a great team (2nd in WHL) he has been a huge reason for their success since he plays in all situations and is often used to against the opposition's top players. Plus he's already listed at 6'2 198 and he should be able to bulk up a bit from there which makes me even more excited. He's currently 6th in WHL defensemen scoring and is 2 points back of 3rd.
Based on limited viewings this year I'd say he is a very composed player, especially when he has the puck, and is able to use his vision to make an effective pass out of the zone. He's mobile and reads the opposition well on both ends of the rink. His shot seems good for juniors but I wouldn't put it up there with his great passing. I think he can potentially be a solid 2 way d-man in the NHL but will probably never put up that many goals - which is more than fine with everything else he brings to the table.