Mathew Dumba

Height / Weight
5' 11" / 184 lbs
Born
July 25th 1994 (27)
Position
Defense
Country
Canada
NHL 2012 mock draft
Draft Type Round Pick Team
Projection 1 7
Player ranking
Year Rank
2012 6
SCOUTING REPORT
Strong wide-based skater whose knees and feet seem to never stop moving while in motion. A player who relishes collisions with opposing forwards. Consistently moves up-ice and has the gun to let his cannon shot go from wherever he has positioned himself in the offensive zone after the rush. A good passer and clearly a team leader. He acted as the primary shutdown shadow when Canada needed to keep both Forsberg & Grigorenko at bay in the Ivan Hlinka Tourney in August. He doesn't possess blazing speed or much size, but comes to play. He hopefully will get stronger and bigger. He received some playing time at forward towards the end of the year because of his immense offensive abilities. He is going to have to get under control on defense and not think each opportunity with the puck is THE one that he needs to gamble on.

--Bill Placzek--