Brayden Point

by Max Marko on September 5, 2016

Brayden Point - Photo Courtesy of Yahoo Sports

Brayden Point, C

Shoots: R

Height: 5-10

Weight: 161

Born: 1996-03-12

Hometown: Calgary, AB, CAN

Drafted: 2014 by Tampa Bay Lightning, 79th overall

 

 

Observations:

September 2016 - After finishing his WHL career, Brayden Point will be beginning his professional career this season with the Tampa Bay Lightning organization. Whether it will begin with the Lightning or the Syracuse Crunch in the AHL is still unknown, but he will certainly be competing for NHL games this year if he does not make the team out of camp. His size has always been a factor in assessing his performance, so the faster and more physical play at the professional level will test the theory that his small stature hinders him. Max Marko

March 2016  ─ Brayden Point most likely played in his final WHL regular season action with the Moose Jaw Warriors; his 2015-16 regular season has ended with the Warriors moving onto the playoffs, claiming the third spot in the East Division. Point finished second in scoring on the Warriors with 35 goals and 53 assists. Point also finished 11th in league scoring, despite playing the least amount of games (48) out of anybody in the top 90 in WHL scoring. His size may hinder his route to success, but his physicality and defensive is always noticeable on the ice. The centerman’s work ethic is dynamite and he plays a game that compliments the pace of the professional level of hockey. Moose Jaw opens the playoffs against the Prince Albert Raiders. Max Marko

 

January 2016 - Point has dominated the WHL so far in the 2015-16 season with 47 points (19 goals, 28 assists) in 21 games. This puts him on pace to exceed his excellent 87-point season in 2014-15, his first as captain of Moose Jaw. While also captaining a disappointing Team Canada WJC team, Point provided five points in five games. He doesn't rack up penalty minutes or crazy plus-minus stats, but his offensive potential is outstanding and will be appreciated in a talent-focused Tampa Bay organization. Hayden Soboleski

 

June 2014 - The Tampa Bay Lightning selected pint-sized pivot Brayden Point 79th overall at the 2014 NHL Draft. Brendan Ross

 

May 2014 – After an outstanding 16-year-old season scoring 57 points as a rookie, Brayden Point led his Moose Jaw Warriors in scoring with 36 goals and 91 points in his draft season. Undersized at 5-foot-9, Point’s scrappy skilled approach is one that has proven to be successful recently in the NHL, which will help his cause at the 2014 NHL Draft. His defensive awareness is excellent and he is the type of player who can be trusted in every situation. Offensively, Point sees the ice well and displays sneaky playmaking abilities. Size will be the main topic of discussion at drafts table for Brayden Point but outside of that, he’s got smarts, skill set and production to be a top 40 selection.  Brendan Ross

 

Fantasy Outlook: B+

Brayden Point is a valued playmaker that adds finishing touches at times as well. Could succeed in a depth role or fill in on a skilled top line.

 

Footage:

Brayden Point WHL Player of the Month, October 2015

 

 

 

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