Jason Dickinson reminding of Lecavalier
By general consensus, draft prospect Jason Dickinson is a coach's dream. Highly skilled and teeming with talent, the 17-year-old forward also reputedly sports an equally impressive attitude steeped in humility. According to his current bench boss with the Guelph Storm, that only adds to Dickinson's value as a potential first-round pick in June's NHL entry draft.
"He's very grounded," Storm coach Scott Walker said after a recent 4-1 victory over the Owen Sound Attack. "He just thinks of himself as a kid who goes out and plays hockey. He won't tell you he's the best player, he won't say he's going to be a first-rounder, he just goes and gets it done. Honestly, this kid is low maintenance."
The modest approach is another significant selling point for a kid with so much else to offer. With 12 goals and 16 assists through 32 games in his second campaign, Dickinson is well on pace to smash last season's 35-point total. And already, the Storm coach is inclined to compare the lad to a young Vincent Lecavalier.
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