BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — As we count down to the NHL Draft on June 23rd in Chicago, our third News 4 Premier Prospect is Cale Makar, a Canadian defenseman whose offensive skills have vaulted him into top ten consideration, which would make him the highest-drafted player to come straight from the AJHL.
(Editor’s note: I think he’s a perfect fit for what Buffalo needs, if he’s available at pick No. 8. – Tom)
Here’s the lowdown on Makar:
Defense (right shot)
5’11, 180 lbs
Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
In one sentence:
A ridiculously skilled skater with a wicked shot, Makar reminds people of Erik Karlsson with his puck-moving ability, which he will take with him to UMass (Amherst) next season after wrapping up a stellar two-year, award-laden career in the Alberta Junior Hockey League.