Rattie finished the postseason with 20 goals during the 2013 WHL playoffs and has set a new WHL record with 50 career playoff goals, surpassing the previous mark of 47, which was originally set by Mark Pederson in 1988.
Mark Pederson played 169 career NHL games, scoring 35 goals and 50 assists for 85 points.
So really, this record means nothing and there's little translation between leagues. Most 20 year olds who are going to light up the NHL are playing in the AHL or somewhere else. If he had topped Ray Ferraro's 108 goals in a season performance (192 pts) from '83-'84 we would have something.
Kid is 6'1' and weighs about 170... he's going to need to really bulk up to be a difference maker in the NHL.
Ryan Nugent-hopkins. WHL to NHL. and most prospect reports compare these two to each other very favorably.
My point about our guy is he is scoring like that @ 20 years old in the WHL
. Nugent-Hopkins is also 20 years old - and just completed his second year in the NHL
. Our guy is older and more developed than his competition, and it doesn't seem like it will translate well to the NHL - particularly if he's not able to bulk up.
He's a 7.5 C on hockey futures - if everything comes out perfect for him he's a poor firstline or great second line player. But it's likely he never makes that potential.
I am not bagging the guy, but I don't expect him to be a significant upgrade or "game changing" impact player, which is what this team needs in the scoring zone.