"Everyone knows the Hopkins kid is a top pick. At the Hlinka tournament in Slovakia, he was one of the top players. He's not a hidden secret and he played well (at RDO camp) even thought he was sick. He's got good hockey sense, creates time for himself and he's got the gift." -- Jim Nill
Barring a major setback, he's a sure-fire top-five selection at the 2011 Entry Draft to be held in June in St. Paul, Minn.
As if the 17-year-old native of Burnaby, B.C., doesn't have an impressive enough resume, he wowed those sitting in the stands at the Toronto Maple Leafs' practice facility with his offensive skills, tenaciousness and exceptional acceleration throughout the two-day event.