Up next at pick 42 is defenseman Kale Clague.
Playing for the Brandon Wheat Kings in the WHL, the Canadian-born 17 year old put up a stat line of 6-37-43 in his first full season. Elite Prospects has the official word
An offensive defenseman in nature, Clague is a tantalizing blend of speed, cunning, and craftiness. Very smooth skater that is mobile at a professional level. Great vision and is able to control plays with the puck on his stick. Creative passer. Will need to work on his shot and consistency moving forward, but has the undeniable raw skills and fundamental attributes of a puck-moving offensive defenseman. All-in-all, a highly skilled defenseman that has the potential to be a proficient producer from the back end.
Not afraid to be physical, his average size at 6’0″ / 179lbs could get him into trouble in the NHL now, but turning 18 just 19 days before the draft kicks off on June 24th, he has time to fill out in the WHL.
Why the Bruins should draft him:
Because if he is undrafted by pick 49, he will be best available, no questions asked. Currently ranked #27 on the Central Scouting North American list, it will not be surprising if he goes late in the first round. Anything can happen on draft day.
What do you think?