NHL Central Scouting's Chris Edwards
“He is a big guy who uses his size very well. He is most effective when he is taking the body and separating opponents form the puck. He has been used both on the power play and penalty kill units this season in Saginaw. He has a very good wrist shot. He has been adjusting to the North American game very well.”
Saginaw Spirit Director of Scouting, James Paliafito
“Ivan works as hard as any player in the game. Always the first to the puck and very accountable in all three zones. He will score goals and win all of his battles on the boards. Great in front of the net where he enjoys physical contact. Ivan is superb on the power play; he has the ability to deflect shots as well as shoot without much preparation.”
Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.
— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild