Christopher Ralph is a hockey writer with a focus on prospects and the entry draft, as well as the Leafs’ correspondent here at THW.
“Full Potential” Prospect Profile:
One-Timer: The future power forward is a good skater with slick stick-handling ability and a nice shot, and can also be a set-up man. He is no slouch in defensive zone coverage either. He is also noted to be effective in the face-off circle and also focuses on scholastics off the ice, planning to earn a degree somewhere along the line – depending on where hockey takes him. Consistency is probably Holland’s biggest issue at this point along with an apparent “lackadaisical attitude” (from THN). However, other experts are simply saying he is hockey smart and is over-analysing the game at a young age.
Scouting Combine Performance:
- Gare Joyce stated Holland was amongst prospects who might have talked themselves into “disrepute”.
- TSN staff reported Holland had an average workout.
International Tournaments: Holland had 5 points in 6 games for Team Canada at the recent WJC-U18 tournament.
NHL Player(s) Comparison: Jason Arnott, Jordan Staal
ETA = 2 to 3 years
Risk-Reward Analysis: Risk = 3/5 Reward = 4/5
NHL Potential: 2nd line two-way center with 1st line upside
Fantasy Hockey Potential: Offensive = 8/10 Defensive = 7.5/10
- ISS: 13
- CSB: 9-NA
- TSN: 17
- THN: 19
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