Thursday, December 23, 2010
WJC Players to Watch: Cody Eakin
Cody Eakin made Team Canada out of camp this year and has really impressed me so far.
After missing the cut last year, Eakin returned to the WHL's Swift Current Broncos where he ended up finishing the season with 91 points and 71 PIMs in 70 games, including a monstrous 47 goals. This season started a little slow for Eakin, but he has been more involved in the team, serving as captain of the Broncos while still amassing 39 points in 30 games before the break.
You definitely won't confuse him for a power forward, by any means, but the shifty speedster will provide some excellent secondary scoring punch in the bottom-9 and is willing to throw his body around to make things happen on the forecheck.