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:
52. Cody Eakin
Date of birth: May 24, 1991
Place of birth: Winnipeg, Man., Canada
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 176
One-Timer: Eakin was CHL Prospects Game’s Player Of The Game with a 2 goal performance. Swift Current coach and GM Dean Chynoweth states: “Cody is a tremendous skater and a lot of the things he does come from his skating ability. He’s also ultra-competitive, and where he has a lot of success is getting in on the forecheck and chasing and racing for loose pucks. He also uses his speed a lot with the puck on the entries into the offensive zone. His speed also helps him in the defensive zone by catching guys from behind and creating turnovers in situations where guys who don’t skate as well wouldn’t be able to do. He beats a lot of guys to the outside and that’s because of his skating ability.” The only drawback on Eakin might be concerns of concussions in each of the last two seasons .
NHL Player(s) Comparison: Mike Fisher
Scouting Combine Performance:
THN’s Ryan Kennedy stated: “Another all-around performer at the combine, Eakin has been lauded for his goal-scoring ability in the Dub. Injuries slowed him down this season, but he still had 48 points in 54 games.”
International Tournaments: Eakin had 2 goals in 6 games for Canada at the WJC-U18s. At the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament, he recorded three points in four games.
ETA = 3 years
Risk-Reward Analysis: Risk = 3/5 Reward = 4/5
NHL Potential: 2nd line scoring forward
Fantasy Hockey Potential: Offensive = 8/10 Defensive = 6.5/10
- ISS: 46
- CSB: 29-NA
- TSN: 53
- THN: 64
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