National Hockey League

National Hockey League Draft Profile
Matt Buckles
TeamFlorida (EDM)
Round4
Selection7 (98 overall)
PositionCenter
Previous TeamSt. Michael`s (OJHL)
DOB5/5/1995
Height6-1
Weight205
Notes: Mid-season rankings - 134; Final rankings - 117
2012-13 - St. Michaels (OJHL) - 50 gp, 40 G, 31 A, 71 Pts, 107 PIM
Assets: Has NHL size and good goal-scoring ability. Also, he's a physical force who is at his best when working the puck down low on the cycle and crashing the net. Flaws: Must prove he can score against tougher competition. Also, he doesn't have high-end creativity and may be reduced to third-line duty at the highest level. Career Potential: Power forward with upside. Editorial supplied by 'The Sports Forecaster'

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