|Written by Russ Bitely|
March 2012 – Caron is a tremendous power forward with great upside as he has developed a true all-around game already in only two seasons in the pros. He has been promoted many times over this year and last from Providence to Boston, with the latest call up coming a month ago. He has the size, strength, puck possession skills, with shot and great hockey sense to go along with it. If he is going to be productive in NHL, an explosive skating stride would benefit him greatly.
Fantasy Outlook: B+
Caron already possesses the total package and is ready for the NHL. If anything, he could be more explosive to help his offensive numbers.
Jordan Caron scores on a slap shot for Bruins vs. Rangers on 3/4/2012.
Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):
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What's not to like about a 6'2 power forward who scored 35-plus goals and averaged more than a point and PIM per game? Err, well, everything. Despite his natural gifts, Jordan Caron has one very important issue: health. The big winger has never played a full season in three years of major junior, appearing in just 75 percent of Rimouski's games the last two years. There are lots to like about Caron: his feet are always moving, powering his big frame like a freight train. He's also a master at tripping up the opposition; one shift, he might win a board battle, barreling through double or triple coverage en route to the net. The next, he'll use his soft hands and great anticipation to back the D up to create a shooting or passing lane (Caron is an extremely good playmaker). However, as with other Band-Aid boys, Caron actually needs to be on the ice to use those gifts. If you draft him, watch him closely.
Notable Numbers: Plenty gets said about Caron's o-zone play, but he's also quite capable defensively. He led Rimouski in plus/minus with a plus-14.
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|Last Updated on Thursday, 23 August 2012 00:08|