It is time to give Mikhail Grigorenko his due as a legit riser with his play this year in the QMJHL. While he has had a bit of a consistency issue in the past with his Russian team CSKA, his play in Quebec under coach Patrick Roy has been phenomenal.
The excitement of one’s draft year can be more than some prospects can cope with. Often the pressure they deal with is too much and their games falter. Other times, though, prospects thrive and elevate their games under that same pressure.