Matt Finn Scouting Report

Matt Finn Scouting Report

Scouting Report by Ian Dudgeon (@Dudgee)

Matt Finn is not the smoothest skater on the ice but manages to pull it together to get it done. Has a high level of agility, able to move laterally and get back into position, however at times the gut reaction and first step can come late. Uses a quick stick to break up plays and block passes. At the OHL level he is able to make up for these mistakes but will take work to be ready for the next level. Shows a need to learn positioning and add strength to handle physical play and be willing to use the body instead of his stick. Can be knocked off balance and off the puck too easily in many defensive situations. His offensive instincts come naturally, with a keen ability to lug the puck up ice and is equally adept at making a quick, solid first pass. Needs to build confidence in his own ability in this area and consistently make plays under pressure. Finn shows the potential to run a power play while being the most dangerous weapon on it, with a very effective and hard low shot with a quick release. Guelph Storm coaching staff believe in his raw leadership ability, naming Finn captain for the 2012 season.

Projection:

An offensive minded defender with a developing level of reliability capable of providing competent defense in time. Leadership traits appear to be in place as well.

Notes:

- Selected 12th overall in 2010 OHL entry draft

- Member of Team Ontario at the 2011 World Under-17s (gold medal)