2018 NHL Draft
Boston University Terriers (Hockey East)
Steve Kournianos | 10/07/2017 | Nashville | [hupso]
Position: Left Wing
Height / Weight: 6’3, 196 lbs
Born: September 16, 1999 | St. Louis, MO
Nation: United States
The Draft Analyst Ranking:
|2017-18||Boston Univ. (HE)||2||0||1||1||**||**||**||**||**||**||0.50|
|2016-17||U.S. U18 (NTDP)||61||25||29||54||192||8||3||133||10||1||0.89|
|2016-17||USA (U18 WC)||7||1||6||7||**||**||**||12||5||**||1.00|
|2015-16||U.S. U17 (NTDP)||55||9||16||25||13||**||**||56||0||2||0.45|
Skilled, two-way power winger with a soft touch who mixes physical play with elite vision and hockey sense. Brady with his helmet off may look like a teenager, but every aspect of his play on the ice makes you wonder how a kid so young can perform with such savvy and maturity.
Brady, whose father Keith was one of the NHL’s top snipers of the 1990s, is a relentless puck hound with decent speed and a long, smooth stride. His agility and exceptional stick-handling buy him more than enough time and space to create for his linemates. And although his zone entries are controlled and calculated, he has mastered the art of the soft dump-in and chase — Tkachuk has a long reach and finishes his checks with authority, and defenders appear weary to turn their backs for puck retrieval. Additionally, he is deadly from in close, using an array of moves and dekes to bury the puck. Want to talk hybrid? How about a a physical, 200-foot winger with size who doubles as a top-line playmaker and is an outstanding penalty killer.
#AAPG: Nice choices made by big LHD Michael Callahan (Ranked No. 277), but Brady Tkachuk does what his dad did so well on odd-man rushes. pic.twitter.com/RwRvwB1bkg
— Steve Kournianos (@TheDraftAnalyst) September 22, 2017