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  • Who is Morgan Frost? (Yes, they would!)

    Morgan Frost
    http://thehockeywriters.com/morgan-f...spect-profile/



    2016-17 Team: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (#16)
    Date of Birth: May 14, 1999
    Place of Birth: Barrie, Ontario
    Ht: 6’0” Wt: 170 lbs
    Shoots: Left
    Position: C
    NHL Draft Eligibility: 2017 first-year eligible
    Twitter: @_morganfrost_10 Rankings
    • THW Alternate Rankings: 57th (January)
    • Future Considerations: 49th (Spring)
    • Bob McKenzie: 35th (Mid-season)
    • Craig Button: 41st (March)

    The more draft profiles we do, the more we’ve noticed a theme especially in the Ontario Hockey League this season. Players who start way back on draft lists have excellent seasons to put themselves on the map. Like his teammate Conor Timmins, Morgan Frost certainly did that.

    After scoring seven goals and 27 points in his rookie season, Frost played a bigger role this season centering a line with speedster Zach Senyshyn. Frost turned in a season of 20-42-62 in 67 games while adding 2-6-8 in 11 playoff games. You could see the confidence in Frost’s game early on.

    The thing that stands out about Frost on tape and in person is how smart he is. He’s got a knack of seeing a play one to two steps ahead of everyone else. He can put the puck in places for his teammates to make plays. Even if a play doesn’t work, Frost is relentless and can force second and third chances by creating turnovers.

    Morgan Frost enjoyed a nice breakout season in 2016-17. (Terry Wilson / OHL Images)

    The thing that pleasantly surprised me about Frost this season was improvement in his skating. His acceleration is vastly improved. This has helped take his game to another level, especially on the power play. Eight of his 20 goals this season came on the man advantage. He can use his speed to create chances and isn’t afraid to make his own plays if the opportunity presents itself.

    Frost has also improved in the faceoff circle. He went from 47.5% in his rookie season to 53.1% this past season. He does need strength for the next level as do most players at this stage. He also needs more deception in his game. He has an underrated shot, but doesn’t use it enough. Teams have caught on to this and aggressively play pass on him. I can’t wait to see his development once he incorporates his shot more. In the right situation, Frost has intriguing upside at the next level. NHL Draft Projection


    Most seem to think Frost will go sometime in the second round. I’m right there with the industry. Frost is 40th on my personal list. Those who don’t take a center early will take a long look at Frost especially given his playmaking ability. I don’t see him slipping outside the top-50. Quotables
    “I thought Frost was a nice story last year. The son of a famous PA Announcer playing OHL hockey. I did not think more of him. Then he showed the work ethic, skill set and a little bit of a jam to really differentiate himself as a player on an outstanding team. A bit of a sleeper. I don’t think he gets drafted 1st round, but is great value in the 2nd round. And yes, you can see elements of his dad Andy’s voice when he talks!” -Steve Clark

    “Frost has the ability to score in a multitude of ways and that versatility has allowed him to work his way up the depth chart on a very deep Greyhounds team. His strong play helped the team overcome the loss of Blake Speers early in the season. He has a great shot and an ability to find open spaces on the ice that has allowed him to thrive on the power play. At times he has played the point on the power play for the Hounds this year only to come up with a great defensive play to prevent a short handed opportunity. Can affect the game even when he isn’t scoring and has the upside of a 2nd line scoring winger at the next level.” -Peter Kneulman

    “Frost, like (MacKenzie) Entwistle, has also been a favourite of mine among this crop of OHL prospects. He isn’t blessed with the physical skills that Entwistle has been, but there are a lot of things to like about his game. He has the speed and agility you like to see in smaller/average sized centers. He also really processes the game well. Right now, his game is most noticeable on the powerplay where he makes such quick decisions with the puck and is fearless in using his speed to attack open lanes in the defense. And despite lacking in the strength department, Frost does a good job as a defensive player and faceoff man. Once he gets stronger, I think you’ll see his production really increase. Thought he played very well in the playoffs, and finished the season off quite well. One thing that could also really benefit his game is improving his shot. Needs to get more velocity behind it and keep defenders guessing, preventing them from playing the pass off the rush. But I really like Frost’s potential as a two-way top 6 center at the NHL level. Think David Krejci, Vincent Trocheck.” -Brock Otten
    Statistics


    Strengths
    • Good skater, great acceleration.
    • Vastly improved at faceoffs.
    • Smart and decisive.
    • Excellent passer.
    Under Construction (Improvements to Make)
    • Needs more strength.
    • Needs to shoot more.

    NHL Potential

    Frost projects as a middle-six center with second-line upside. He has a lot of Alexander Wennberg in him. Though not as dynamic as Wennberg, Frost’s smarts and playmaking ability have a place at the next level. He likely starts as a winger but could transition to center once he gets more strength.

    Risk-Reward Analysis

    Risk – 3.5/5, Reward – 4/5

    Fantasy Hockey Potential

    Offence – 7.5/10, Defense – 7/10 Awards/Achievements


    Morgan Frost is the son of former Toronto Maple Leafs’ public address announcer Andy Frost.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ArcticFlyersFan View Post
      That's super funny. That was apparently in relation to the game against the Caps where everything went to hell and Emery beat up Holtby.

      A lot of teams went off the board in the first round, I trust the Flyers when they do that.
      Last edited by ELab2; 06-24-2017, 12:16 AM.
      "Oh, We got five. Ohhhhh."

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      • #4
        The word everyone uses to describe Morgan Frost: smart

        In giving up Brayden Schenn to St. Louis, the Flyers acquired the Blues’ pick in the first round of Friday night’s draft and used it to select Morgan Frost, a center from the Ontario Hockey League.

        A quick look and listen to draft pundits revealed one thing at least. They all used the same word to describe Frost: smart.

        Craig Button, on NBCN: “Morgan’s a real smart player. He’s not going to overwhelm you or catch your attention with up-and-down, toe drags, and that kind of play. But he’s a playmaker. He gets the puck to his wingers…smart, dependable, knows where to be on the ice, can break up plays…This is an idea that probably, in three years time, Morgan Frost will be ready to try and take a shot at a spot in the lineup.”

        thehockeywriters.com: “The thing that stands out about Frost on tape and in person is how smart he is. He’s got a knack of seeing a play one to two steps ahead of everyone else. He can put the puck in places for his teammates to make plays. Even if a play doesn’t work, Frost is relentless and can force second and third chances by creating turnovers.”

        ohlwriters.me: “Offensively, Frost is most dangerous on the power play (7 goals and 13 assists) – but it’s not limited to that. His ability to see the play develop and react to it is an indication of his vision and hockey smarts. He’s calm with the puck and plays patiently with it. He can maintain possession while his teammates get into lanes and with his superb passing, he usually gets the puck on their sticks. But he’s also a very good skater with excellent acceleration and will attack lanes if he sees one open. He can also play the point on the power play and is responsible enough defensively to be effective on the point.”

        futureconsiderations.ca: “A playmaking pivot who reads the game intelligently…calm and poised…agile on his skates and possesses excellent edge work, enabling him to cut in and out of defenders quickly to make plays…always looking for his best option…carries the puck with speed and is strong on the attack, dishing at the right time and right on the tape of his target before continuing on into the zone as a pass back option…smart with and without the puck.”

        http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/...-20170624.html
        Philadelphia Flyers #1
        Winnipeg Jets a very distant #2
        The rest of the 28 teams can KMA!

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        • #5

          Can't remember how to post a vid, but here are highlights
          Last edited by Rev_Bully; 06-24-2017, 12:30 AM. Reason: Added the embed
          "Oh, We got five. Ohhhhh."

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          • #6
            He is the son of Andy Frost, former PA announcer at the ACC in Toronto.

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            • #7
              NHL Central Scouting had Frost ranked 31st among North American skaters.

              Flyers scouts really liked this kid. If you want him you trade up and get him if you think others may get him before your turn comes around. Simple.
              Philadelphia Flyers #1
              Winnipeg Jets a very distant #2
              The rest of the 28 teams can KMA!

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              • #8
                At least of couple of media types mentioned other teams were looking to trade up in the first round to grab him.
                "Oh, We got five. Ohhhhh."

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ELab2 View Post
                  At least of couple of media types mentioned other teams were looking to trade up in the first round to grab him.
                  If true, I feel a little better about him.
                  Only thing I know about him are his pre draft rankings and none were in the first. Most were mid to late 2nd.

                  But rankings change and maybe they really like this kid and other teams noticed him too?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hellfish21 View Post

                    If true, I feel a little better about him.
                    Only thing I know about him are his pre draft rankings and none were in the first. Most were mid to late 2nd.

                    But rankings change and maybe they really like this kid and other teams noticed him too?
                    Hextall said their scouts almost never all agree on a player, but they all did with Frost
                    "Oh, We got five. Ohhhhh."

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