Position: Wing
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 195 lbs
Birthday: 10/12/1988
Hometown: Sydney, NS, Canada
Draft: Undrafted
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by the Penguins on October 10, 2008
Player Type: Power Forward
NHL Comparable: Dustin Penner
Career Projection
Two years ago, the undrafted Haddad was invited to prospect camp by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He impressed the staff so much, that he received an invite to the main training camp. After signing a three-year entry level deal with the Pens, he was returned to juniors, where he would go on to score 55 points (30 goals, 25 assists) in 50 games with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. This season, Haddad began his professional career with the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) where he played top-6 minutes and produced 20 points (7 goals, 13 assists) in 34 games. In his third call-up stint to the AHL with Wilkes-Barre, he opened the eyes of the coaching staff, with his hard shooting ability. Next season, he will most likely play third line minutes for the Baby Pens in his continued development.
Physical player…plays on the power play… willing to drop the gloves… possesses what could be the hardest shot in the system… doesn’t rely on one aspect of his game.. plays a strong reliable defensive game… plays with an edge…
Needs to improve his foot speed.. needs to learn how to apply a steady forecheck at the pro level… needs to learn how to hit effectively at the higher level….
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