It’s impossible to read through scouting reports on Kevin Fiala and avoid the term “game-breaking.” The 19-year-old winger is currently the Predator’s most highly touted prospect, being their 2014 first round draft pick (11th overall), and leading the Milwaukee Admirals last season with 50 points (18 goals, 32 assists) in 66 games.
Fiala is an offensively-oriented forward with elite level puck skill, agility, and creativity. Holding him back from a roster spot is a lack of development in his defensive game and below-average measurements in both size and strength. It will take time to adjust his game to the larger, faster bodies at the pro level- but when he does, his career trajectory is expected take a shape similar to Nashville’s own Filip Forsberg.
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