NHL Central Scouting’s Chris Bordeleau:
“He's a big kid with a lot of skill. He has everything you need to succeed -- he can skate, he's smart, he reads the play, he has everything. He might need to work on his defensive game, but he can be taught that. You can't teach talent like he has, or hands like he has.”
Val-d’Or head coach Mario Durocher:
"He's a very intelligent kid. It's great talking hockey with him. He's always asking the right questions in practice and even pointing things out that we might have missed sometimes."
I challenged him to a goalie fight when we chatted before the game, but he didn't want to go. It was strange to see him at the other end of the ice, but I'm sure he felt the same way looking down at our end.
— Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack joking about facing his former teammate Roberto Luongo after the Canucks' win against the Panthers