Team: Portland (WHL)
At this point of his development Keegan Iverson projects to be a first round pick in the 2014 NHL draft. The physically mature Iverson has a plethora of skills, making him a likable prospect. At 6’2, 210 Iverson already has the size that scouts covet.
Iverson has good hands and has shown the ability to maneuver the puck in traffic. Is a dynamic player that can beat you with his skill or speed but will also win the battle in front of the net and in the corners. He is willing and almost appears to enjoy the physical part of the game. Is not afraid to mix it up on the ice and is an intimidating presence on the ice. In many viewings, opposing players seemingly get flustered and rushed when Iverson is barreling down on them.
Iverson has cannon of a shot and quick release. His shot accuracy is a bit inconsistent but is far from a major flaw. Iverson positions himself and uses his body well in front of the net, giving him an open lane to receive passes from teammates.
There’s a lot of hockey to be played until Iverson’s draft date, but with continued development Iverson should be an attractive prospect for the NHL.