Sunday, 29 March 2015

Noah Rod

Team: Geneve-Servette
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League: Swiss National League A
Position: Center/Winger
Born: 7th June 1996
Height: 6.1       
Weight: 192
Drafted: 2014 2nd round, 53th overall by San Jose Sharks

Physical Play
Offensive Play
Defensive PlayGood
Hockey Sense
 Report Card – Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor

1. Physical Game
2. Defensive Mind
3. Forecheck/Backcheck

Area’s For Improvement
1. Scoring/Producing More Offence
2. Shot
3. Eliminate Dirty Hits From His Game

Scouting Report:
A gritty, hard nosed player with good size and strength. Loves to play a physical game and tries to go under the skin of the opponent teams with finishing his checks. Likes to forecheck and is backchecking as well. Good in both ends of the zone and possesses a good defensive mind. Uses his stick to break up plays. Is always looking for his opponent players in the defensive zone. Good Balance on his skates and isn't afraid to go into corner battles, but still needs to gain some more strength. Agile skater and fast first steps. Has no high end scoring and although he is positioning himself a lot in front of the net, he needs to be a bit more efficient in screening and agitate slightly better. Overall, Rod is a player who stands up for his teammates and works good in both zones. He has good hands and could be a dangerous addition to a teams top line with his awareness to play defence. Even if he has good puckhandling skills, it remains questionable if he will be able to improve his offensive skills.      

NHL Potential: 2-way player, who plays a physical game in both ends 

Style compares to: Devante Smith-Pelly

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