Scouting:(Photo: Terry Wilson/OHL Images)
Offensively, he is a play-maker. His passing ability makes him a real threat on the power play. Monahan is strong on the puck and his 6'2" frame allows him to fit off checks. He has a decent shot and can finish if called upon. He is very patient with the puck and has such a repertoire of skills that he can beat you any way you let him.
He is a strong defensive player as well. He is an above-average player in all three zones and the only knock (if you can even call it that) on the 18 year old is that he isn't flashy and doesn't excel in one main area.
Fit with the Flyers:(Photo: Ben Kerr/CBS Sports)
It is in all likelihood that Monahan will be gone by the time the Flyers select at 11th overall. If the Flyers do move up (perhaps to 7th overall where the Oilers are slated to pick) then Monahan might be available for the taking. The Flames are said to be high on him with the fifth overall pick. If he is avilable at 11, it is hard to see the Flyers passing on him even though it is a position of depth.
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