Erne, Adam

2013 NHL Draft: 2nd Round, 33rd Overall

Name: Adam Erne
Position: Right Wing
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 210 lbs
Club: Quebec (QMJHL)

Tampa Bay again foregoes need to select the best player available, Adam Erne, who was rated in the top 15 prospects by both Red Line Report and THN.

Strengths:
Power forward plays a pro-style north-south game. Excellent outside burst and has the strength to bull his way to the front of the net. When he gets there, he has a hard shot to go with soft hands and ability to finish off goals in tight. Can play a chippy game and isn't afraid to mix it up.

Weaknesses:
Conditioning and maturity off the ice. He's clearly got a bit of baby fat he needs to lose and he needs to learn to train like a professional. If he gets his cardiovascular level to where his strength level is, he could be NHL-ready.

Projection:
Second line scoring winger, or checking liner depending on if he gets his training habits right.

Comparison:
Patrick Marleau... or Steve Bernier

Adam Erne

Basics
Position: 
Left Wing
Height: 
6.01
Weight: 
211
Age: 
19
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 2 (#33) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Quebec (QMJHL)
Contract
Signing Date: 
04/01/2014
Contract Type: 
Entry-level w/slide
Contract Length: 
3 years
Cap Number: 
$905 000
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