National Hockey League Draft Profile Nicolas Petan
13 (43 overall)
Notes: Mid-season rankings - 34; Final rankings - 33
2012-13 - Portland (WHL) - 71 gp, 46 G, 74 A, 120 Pts, 43 PIM
Assets: Is a supremely gifted playmaker with plenty of creativity and setup skills. His intelligence goes a long way in all three zones. Competes very intensely, even against much bigger opponents.
Flaws: Is quite small and thin, so he must get bigger and stronger in order to maximize his scoring output at the highest level. Is only an average skater, too, so he may struggle to produce as a pro.
Editorial supplied by 'The Sports Forecaster'
Career Potential: Creative, yet diminutive playmaking center with upside.