The 18 year old left wing has incredible speed. To be honest, at 6’ and 210 pounds, he takes the puck down the ice like a speeding train.
One can only imagine that he has just as much of a propensity to skate straight through a defender as he does to skate around him.
This is just the kind of hard hitting offense that the Bolts have been missing for some time. We have a lot of skilled playmakers charging at the opponent’s net, but not so much one that is willing to barrel through a 2-on-1 to do it.
This could make for a nice change of pace on the ice for the Lightning. This could be a way for Coach Cooper to shake things up, and keep the opponent guessing.
What surprised me the most that even though Erne skates with such intensity, he also skates with a finesse that is very unlike most players of his stature.