- Full Time - 2017-10-18Avalanche1 - 4PredsBridgestone Arena
- Full Time - 2017-10-18Canes5 - 3Oilers
Finished fifth on the Bandits in scoring with 55 points (10 goals, 45 assists) in 54 games as a rookie and earned AJHL Rookie of the Year honors. Added 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) in 13 postseason contests en route to winning the AJHL's Gas D
"Cale Makar is probably one of the surprises of the draft... A ver good skater. A very good puck-mover."
Kid has bust written all over him. He looks really great in a terrible league, but once he gets to playing against better competition he'll come down to earth hard. He's the only player I'd get mad about if they take him at 4.
I've watched Makar play plenty of games this season. He is a magician out there. Makes a Good first pass, excellent skater, Plays top mins, runs the PP, Physical and good defensively. Give him a couple years to develop and he won't be a bust.
One of the few I think is worth getting out of this draft... he's not big yet, but he's incredibly smart, makes great passes, skates well, and would fit in well as a playmaker in short order if he paired up with good shooters.
The NHL Expansion Draft is Wednesday, but worry not. These guys aren't going anywhere.
"He's come a long way, and I see a guy that is going to play in the National Hockey League for a long time."