Brayden Point

Darren Walker

Point is a small forward who plays a well-rounded and responsible game. Good offensive skills with the smarts to execute. He shows very good commitment to his defensive zone and always seems to keep a good position in all three zones that allows him to quickly get back and help out in his own zone. He is not a dominating presence in the corners, but he does do a good job of making smart stick plays and using his foot quickness to track the play. Does get outmuscled in positional and puck battles as he is not just short, but pretty thin too. Point is good in the offensive zone, always keeping his chin up and surveying the play. Very dangerous on the power play with his elusiveness around the net and opportunistic scoring ability. Likes to stick to the perimeter before picking a smart time to dart into the greasy areas for a scoring opportunity. Foot speed and hockey sense allow him to cycle with varying success. Pretty fast straight-line skater who is able to create some separation in open ice. Flashes some heady puck skills, but at times gets caught trying to do a tad too much. Point wears an “A” for the Warriors and we have little doubt that he will be the captain for the team next year. Good character kid. (May 2014)