MLive’s Ansar Khan posted a profile of Red Wings 2020 draft pick and Tri-City Storm defenseman Kyle Aucoin this morning:
“He’s an elite skater, he’s got a great stride, he doesn’t break down, he’s got really good wind and he’s able to maintain his skating over the course of a game and a weekend,” Tri-City coach Anthony Noreen said. “I would say he’s a really good two-way defenseman. He moves the puck well, can join in the rush, can help in the offensive zone, really good at breaking pucks out, also responsible defensively, good on the kill.”
Adrian Aucoin — who played for seven NHL teams, including the Canucks, Islanders and Coyotes – was 6-2 and played at 213 pounds. Kyle is listed at 5-11 and 164. But even at age 18 he might not be done growing.
“It’s funny when you hear that his dad had a growth spurt when he was 18, 19, so we hope Kyle gets that as well,” Red Wings director or amateur scouting Kris Draper said.
Aucoin said gaining strength is his primary focus.
“I’m a pretty elite skater,” he said. “I think the game well, I’m pretty smart on the ice. I think I play on both sides. I defend quick, which will let me join the rush offensively and create things from there.”