tantalum wrote:Anton is a big bodied defenseman who loves to play physical and use his size to intimidate his opponents... In one on one situations he utilizes both his stick and his body to make good plays and is reliable defensively...
As is typical every draft pick is going to be a star if you read the write ups.
Even if his potential is only that of a poor-man's version of Willie Mitchell, that'll be at least a depth player that every team can use.
Sounds like a kid who came into growth early and took advantage of that, just worried he's been relying too much on just being big rather than being smart. His reported defensive reliability, hopefully, belies that worry and Thomas Gradin has shown some Swedish scouting mojo in the past.
(Argh, and why do people insist on using "utilize" instead of simply "use" or "uses" argh! It doesn't make you look more edumacated, it just makes you look like an everyone's a winner! overly-coddled smug undergrad.)