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BRIAN CAZENEUVE
February 18, 2013
A high-ranking NHL scout sizes up junior sensation Seth Jones
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February 18, 2013

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A high-ranking NHL scout sizes up junior sensation Seth Jones

"Two of Seth's most intriguing qualities are his elite athleticism and his elevated level of competitiveness. Given his size, mobility and coordination, it is very difficult to put a ceiling on his potential upside. He has the rare ability to anchor a penalty kill or run a power play, and he adjusts very quickly to the level of competition, be it a junior game or under the intense scrutiny of world juniors, where he quietly outperformed more mature, seasoned—and already drafted—defenders. He still needs to work on his quickness, as well as his reads and reactions as the pace [of the game] heightens, but the physical tools and the quiet nasty edge to his play have scouts salivating. And he's a huge minutes eater as well."

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