The XL 6’6″ 220 lbs. blue liner skated 22 shifts for 17:12 total ice time, had 1 shot on net, 3 hits, 3 blocked shots, 2 giveaways, 2 penalty minutes and was an even plus/minus in what was a very solid, active game for his debut.
At his size, he’s obviously unafraid to drop the mitts.
His 2-year entry level deal expires at the end of the current campaign.
He’s set to become a restricted free agent but it’s almost a no-brainer to re-up for at least another season with the 24-year old European prospect.
With a bit more grit in his game, he could become a diamond-in-the-rough, tough to play against, punishing d-man.