If you are like many of us, you are very excited about the NHL Draft this week..
And why wouldn't you be? You follow the teams and the players since they were young. You have your personal favorites and have watched these kids succeed, fail and develop.
Though the development doesn't end here, for many this is the beginning of their career.
Now that we got that out of the way..
Aaron Ekblad will get drafted first overall in this years NHL Draft. For obvious reasons. He is not only NHL ready, but simply put “Also (he’s) simply the best player available.” said one scout.
Ekblad is a man child. Those aren't my words! I mean, they are accurate but it isn't my quote. Actually, that quote is from Mathew Dumba who is currently playing for the Portland Winterhawks in the WHL (Minnesota Wild Prospect as well). Mr. Dumba's exact words were “He has the body of like a 35- or 40-year-old,” which he followed with “The guy shaves his chest every week. I can’t believe it, he’s a man-child.”
|Photo proof of his shaved chest?|
If you want other reasons, here are some points you may or may not have heard..
What else can be said. The 18 year old kid is 6'3, 213 lbs. He is a monster. If he could be compared to any player I would say he most reminds me of Shea Weber. A monster in his end, a bomb of a shot, good speed for a kid of his size and has the willingness to improve.
Oh, did I mention he can do a pull up? (too soon?)
If Ekblad goes first in the draft he would become the first defenceman since Erik Johnson (2006) to go first overall.
Hey, Ekblad. What do you think of your chances headed into the draft?