Fadden is a top notch skater with good high end speed and can beat opposing defenders around the corner. Fadden is primarily known, however, for his outstanding finishing ability and silky soft hands around the net. His creativity and passing skills are also outstanding and he is very adept at setting up teammates on the power play. Red Line Report compared Fadden to NHLer Chris Higgins prior to the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, and Ray Whitney prior to the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Fadden learned a hard lesson about work ethic during his draft year when a poor attitude led to him being passed over completely in the draft. He'll have to continue to mature and work even harder to make it as a pro, starting with working hard in the weight room to bulk up his slight frame and in the defensive third of the rink on his backchecking.
Fadden has the pure upside to be a scoring liner in the NHL. If he continues to work hard he could be a 20-30 goal scorer at hockey's next level. In the end, his biggest and only road block may be himself.
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WHL scores from Fadden, Tyrell, Tokarski, and Wright...
Fadden getting back to normal ... Cunti too.
DeCoste (pictured) gets off the schnide ... Fadden makes his Tri-City debut ... First Star for Wright vs. Tyrell
Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 4 (SO)
D Michael Ward, LEW: 1-0-1, +3, 4 PIM, 2 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 18 GP, 3-6-9, +2, 26 PIM
Plymouth Whalers 4 @ Brampton Battalion 8
W Kyle DeCoste, BRA: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: DeCoste: 15 GP, 3-3-6, -7, 17 PIM
No games to report, but Iâ€™m looking forward to the Tri-City (Fadden) vs. Spokane (Tokarski) match-up on Saturday night. The game should be available to watch on WHL WebTV for $6.95. (livestream.whl.ca)
Wednesday's game results and more on the Fadden trade.
Did Mitch want out?
(WHL Release) Lethbridge Hurricanes General Manager, Roy Stasiuk and Tri City Americans General Manager, Robert Tory jointly announced a major trade today which sees high scoring forward and Lightning prospect, Mitch Fadden and defensemen, Cam Stevens and Brock Sutherland moving south in exchange for defenseman, Eric Mestery and forward Drew Hoff.
The two GM's made a huge splash two years ago when high scoring forward (and former Traverse City Lightning member), Colton Yellow Horn was moved to the Americans in exchange for a first round draft pick. Yellow Horn went on to become one of the more prolific scorers in the WHL and the Hurricanes' secured scoring prospect, Mark Reners in the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft.
"Mitch Fadden is an incredibly gifted, talented and exciting player, however, our biggest need right now is a solid top four defenseman and Eric Mestery fits that bill." said Stasiuk, the Canes' GM added, "With Luca Sbisa remaining with the Philadelphia Flyers, we had to use some of our offensive depth in order to address a more pressing need. Cam and Brock will both have more opportunity to develop in supporting roles with the Americans and Drew Hoff is expected to inject some energy into our forward groupings."
Game stars galore ... and unfortunately, slumps, too.
Another big production night from Tyrell ... Fadden slow to start the year ... Courtnall and Victoria struggling