Devils' second round pick Nathan Bastian registered nearly a point per game in 2015-16 with 19-40—59 through 64 contests while playing alongside Alexander Nylander (No. 3 NA Skater) and Michael McLeod (No. 13 NA Skater) on the top line for the Mississauga Steelheads.
• Bastian’s breakout season in 2015-16 saw the 6-foot-3 forward more than double his point total from the previous campaign despite playing in fewer games (2014-15: 17-12—29 in 68 GP).
• He played in 21 games as a rookie in 2013-14 after being selected in the seventh round (127th overall) by the Steelheads in the 2013 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.
• He strives to emulate the playing style and leadership of Kings forward Jeff Carter and enjoys breaking the tension in the locker room with comic relief.
Getting to know Nathan...My go-to karaoke song is:
'I Know What You Did Last Summer' by Shawn MendesLast TV show I binge-watched is:
Prison BreakThe celebrity that always makes me laugh is:
Steph CurryThe app I spend way too much time on is:
InstagramThe coolest person I've ever met is:
Bobby OrrThe athlete I admire most is:
Steph CurryIf I could be one person for a day it would be:
Steph CurryI dream of:
Draft Day and winning the Stanley CupNHL Central Scouting’s Matt Ryan:
"Bastian is a big, strong forward who possesses good hands and a scoring touch. He has good hockey sense and underrated passing ability. He has taken on a leadership role within his team and provides them with size and skill up front."