NHL Central Scouting’s B.J. MacDonald
"He's responsible at both ends of the rink, very good hustle, and he blends feistiness with good hockey skills. He has the discipline and smarts of not putting his team in penalty problems. He plays bigger than his size and shows good discipline at this early age, so he should be able to continue and have success at the next level. I like his tenacity and positional play I think he is a better all-round hockey player than people give him credit for."
Portland Winterhawks GM and head coach Mike Johnston
“Brad Ross brings energy and is a hard-working, physical, in-your-face type of player who has now rounded out his game and added a real offensive side to his game, so he’s been able to play that gritty, physical, tough style, but also contributes offensively. He’s been making plays, scoring, and really elevated his offensive game to another level, which I’m not sure a lot of people thought he had at one time, so he’s becoming a very complete player and I think his competitiveness and desire and drive to win separates him from other players.”