BUFFALO – The 2015 NHL Scouting Combine featured many physical tests for the top prospects in the 2015 NHL Draft to take part in, but the newest one that tested their abilities was the Y-Balance test.
The Y-Balance is used to test each player’s strength, flexibility, and core control. The player stands at the center of a Y-shaped board on a single leg and use their other leg to slide outward on one of the axis. For many players it was a new challenge to go with the other tests.
"I think it's kind of a way to challenge yourself to go farther every time," University of Michigan defenseman Zachary Werenski said. "You get a couple tries on each one. It's just a good way to push yourself. It was different, I've never done it before but it was fun."