When it comes to prospects and NHL rookies, everyone loves to play the “who’s their comparison?” game. Scouts, reporters, and fans alike enjoy tossing names around, often naming current or recent NHL stars who share a similar style with the young player.
So who’s the best comparison for Dallas Stars’ rookie Miro Heiskanen? According to head coach Jim Montgomery, one of the greatest defenseman of all time:
“Niedermayer,” Montgomery quickly said. “Scott Niedermayer.”
Most people will roll their cheap nhl jerseys
eyes at a statement like that. But when Montgomery looks at film of Niedermayer and compares it to Heiskanen’s play, he feels the comparison isn’t that far off:
“It’s God-given ability,” Montgomery said. “That’s what it is. That play that Niedermayer scored for Jersey where he went in, rushed back, broke up a play and went back down and scored. We’ve seen Miro do that three or four times this year already.”
You can read more in Matthew DeFranks’ piece here.