The New York Islanders added another forward to the prospect pool on Wednesday with the selection of Alex Jefferies with the 121st pick in Wednesday’s NHL Draft.
The 18-year-old prep school product is committed to play at Merrimack College for the 2020-21 season. Jefferies had 33 goals and 69 points in 32 games for The Gunnery last season.
Jefferies had been ranked 97th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting. Future considerations had the forward ranked at 247th.
EliteProspects.com described Jefferies game as one that allows him to create oppertunities around the ice with his skate. They continued:
“He uses his cross overs to generate power as he weaves through the neutral zone. He shows excellent vision and passing ability. He can complete high difficulty passes through layers of defenders, creating dangerous chances for his teammates.”
The 6’0,” 194 lbs forward believes that his shot and speed are strong points of his game and told NeautralZone.net that he wanted to get better away from the puck.
“I’m a power forward, so below the dots I need to be good,” Jefferiess said in a November interview. “I definitely want to work on my play away from the puck and I still want to get faster. I’m always trying to get faster.”
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