Boy: April 10, 2003, Edmonton, Alta.
International exploration services: number 6
There’s an inherent danger in comparing a teen’s potential to one of the NHL’s greatest scorers of all time. But when Scouts watch Guenther’s play, they see some traits reminiscent of Alex Ovechkin. “What people don’t realize is that Ovechkin is 6 feet 3 and 240 pounds,” said one Scout. “Guenther wouldn’t do what Ovechkin did, but he really likes to start the power game, and then the bombs go off.”
What the scouts really liked about Guenther was how he added some texture to his arsenal, particularly in terms of defensive aspects and gameplay industry in the game. “Everyone knew he could score, but this year watching him, his timing has improved, his position readings have improved, and he is more mature,” said one scout.
“The way he scores has been rounded up. He’s getting more and more quality opportunities. And he’s shown more of a willingness to lead to the grid this year. I don’t know if that’s because he’s bigger, stronger, bigger by the year. He shot a little earlier last year, and that’s The general is using his body to create scoring opportunities near the grid.”