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:
35. Tomas Tatar – Slovakia – 5’11” – 176 lbs – Slovakia – HKM Zvolen- C
One-Timer: Possessing tremendous hands and a great shot, Tatar, who had an unbelievable WJC breakout performance, also has an uncanny ability to be at the right place at the right time.
NHL Player(s) Comparison: Jiri Hudler, Zach Parise, Marty St. Louis
Scouting Combine Performance: Tatar tied for 6th with 36 push-ups and 8th overall in the push-ups x body weight analysis.
As mentioned above, the WJC-U20s were Tomas’ coming out party, scoring 7 goals and 4 assists in 7 games.
ETA = 3 years
Risk-Reward Analysis: Risk = 3.5/5 Reward = 4/5
NHL Potential: High-skilled, offensive forward
Fantasy Hockey Potential: Offensive = 8.5/10 Defensive = 5/10
- ISS: 45
- CSB: 14-E
- TSN: not ranked
- THN: 51
Chris is THW’s senior draft/prospect analyst and a Managing Editor. Watch for “The Next Ones” Prospect Profile series, exclusive rankings, mock drafts, as well as the annual THW NHL Entry Draft Guide. Follow @ChrisRalphYQ on Twitter as he infiltrates, dissects and analyzes all happenings of hockey prospects and the NHL entry draft. Email: cralph[at]thehockeywriters[dot]com