Team: Sioux City
College: University of Nebraska-Omaha
The name of the game for Jake Guentzel is hockey smarts as the 2013 NHL Draft eligible forward Processes the game very well as he always seems to be one step ahead of his opponent. Uses his great intuition to read the defense and create scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates. Not only does Guentzel have a high hockey IQ, but he‘s very dynamic as well, showing great intensity and skill. Guentzel has soft hands giving him the ability to handle the puck effectively in traffic and distribute with relative ease. Another asset of Guntzel is his skating, as he has showcased good speed thanks to an effortless stride. The knock on Guentzel is his small stature, but with his tremendous skillset, his size may be only a minor deterrent come draft day.