What the experts say about the Predators’ 3rd pick, Anthony Richard

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What the experts say about the Predators' 3rd pick, Anthony Richard

Anthony Richard
C
5’9″
165 lbs.
Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada
Val d’Or Foreurs (QMJHL)
Nashville’s 3rd pick of the 2015 NHL Draft, 4th round, #100 overall

EXPERT RANKINGS
HockeyProspect.com – 101
NHL Central Scouting – 77 (among North American skaters)
ISS Hockey – 131

EXPERT TAKES
“Plays a lot bigger than actual size. Might still be growing too. He works hard and competes at both ends of the ice. He is a small player but he can flat out play both ways. Hard to knock off the puck, wants it on his stick too. Has lateral quickness and speed to beat defenders. Showed high end puck skills and ability to make plays in traffic. Likes to have the puck but smart enough to know when better options are available.” – ISS

“Fast skater that seems even quicker due to his constant motion. Dangles in and out of traffic areas, adding pressure that causes opponents to defensive breakdowns. Interprets game quickly in the offensive zone. Excellent puck control at top speeds. Possesses the capacity to corrals passes quickly without losing a step. Controls the puck well at top speeds. Doesn’t have a great shot but releases it so quickly with little warning that it catches opponents off-guard. Undersized forward who will have to improve his overall strength. Hesitant in his decision-making in the defensive zone. Can get in trouble when game is played tight due to his smaller size. Consistency from game to game remains a concern.” – McKeen’s


PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Fuqua

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