Team: Waterloo (USHL)
College Commitment: Minnesota
Michaelson may be one of the fastest prospects in the state, he can really move. His acceleration makes him a threat every time he touches the puck. He is sturdy on his skates and shows a willingness to play along the boards or in front of the net.
Michaelson shoots the puck extremely well, often using screens and different release points to make the shot more deceptive. He gets his shot off quickly and keeps the puck low to the ice.
Although the tools are there to be a high pick in 2012 some critics feel that Michaelson must demonstrate his high level of play night-in and night-out. Michaelson had a trying rookie season in the USHL as he managed only 6 goals and 14 assists in 53 games played. Michaelson will play his college hockey at the University of Minnesota.