While some fans wonder if Power is high-end enough to be a first overall pick, NHL scouts don't need any convincing.
The kid is nearly 6-foot-6, mobile and makes contributions at both ends of the ice. What more do you want?
"Anyone is going to get scrutinized at the top of the draft, but take into consideration the fact he started the NCAA at 17 and was thrown into a main role," one scout said. "I've liked his compete, and I don't see a lot of flaws. He might not wow you a lot, but in terms of impact, it shows every shift."
Power was a force for the Chicago Steel of the USHL last year and made a seamless transition to NCAA Michigan. He got top-pair minutes at times and saw work on the second power-play unit on a team stacked with NHL draft picks. And he got better as the season went on.
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