Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’0’‘
Weight 175 lbs.
Born: 2/26/1991
Hometown: Brampton, Ontario
Drafted: 5th round (151st overall) by Penguins in 2009
Player Type: Playmaker
Player Comparison: David Krejci
Career Projection
Andy Bathgate, the grandson of former Penguins great.. Andy Bathgate, was selected by the Penguins in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. During that 08-09 season, with the OHL’s Belleville Bulls, Bathgate was mostly overpowered by stronger opposing players, and he toiled there on the third line. With most of the veterans graduating from the junior ranks, Bathgate’s role moved up and his frame started to fill out and get larger. At the 46-game mark this season, Bathgate has almost already doubled his total point production (11+16=27) from last seasons (4+12=16). The young center is a work in progress and anything could happen down the road, as he still has a long journey ahead of him.
Plays center, is known for his ridiculous speed and smooth skating.. pass before shoot type of player.. above average passer with above average vision…
Needs to bulk up and get stronger.. needs to continue to work to improve his shooting strength.. shies away from physical contact.. doesn’t finish all of his checks
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