Justin Kirkland

by niko on February 24, 2017

Justin Kirkland - photo courtesy: milwaukeeadmirals.com

Justin Kirkland, LW/RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-3

Weight: 190

Born: 1996-08-02

Hometown: Camrose, AB, CAN

Drafted: 2014 by Nashville Predators, 62nd overall

 

Observations:

February 2017 – Justin Kirkland had 0.85 points per game in the WHL, over the span of three seasons. He is playing his first season with the Milwaukee Admirals. Kirkland's scoring has seen a small dip, twelve points in 40 games, with the Admirals this season. The first point with the Admirals didn’t come easy for Kirkland, but when he scored that goal, you can see the relief in him and how happy his teammates were for him.

The 20-years old Camrose native has a big frame to build around his game as a more physical winger. He would compliment the smaller skill forwards, in the Nashville pipeline. The dual eligible center-winger has been up and down the lines, in different roles, but continues to look more comfortable as he continues to transition his game to the next level. Niko Salminen

 

June 2014 – The Nashville Predators selected Justin Kirkland 62nd overall at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross

 

June 2014 – In his first full WHL season with the Kelowna Rockets, Justin Kirkland posted great rookie numbers finding the back of the 17 times and tallying 48 points along the way. Kirkland is an intelligent north-south winger who has shown promising progression. His defensive awareness is good making him a worthy second round investment for a team looking for a potential high reward power forward. Brendan Ross

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

Trending in the right direction. Physical, dual-eligible forward that projects as a top-nine forward.

 

 

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