|Written by Dobber|
March 2013 - Although Pirri's numbers are down this year, he has improved defensively and has become a more completely player. To quote Stan Bowman (via The Hockey News Future Watch): "People forget that this would be his senior year of college...he would just be starting his pro career next year (had he not left early)" - Dobber
March 2012 – Pirri excelled fairly well at the college game at RPI (ECAC) that he decided to make the jump to pro after just one season. He is a skilled offensive centerman that has good speed and stick handling ability. The problem with Pirri is that he is still bulking up to meet the rigors of the professional level while developing his defensive side too. He is now in his second season with Rockford (AHL) and has pleasantly improved his production. - Russ Bitely
Fantasy Outlook: B-
Pirri is a skilled puck handler and playmaker with need for improvement of the defensive end.
Brandon Pirri scoring with Chicago Blackhawks during pre-season game on 9/25/2011.
Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):
2009 Fantasy Prospects Report:
Pros: As evidenced by his point totals, Pirri owns a drool-worthy offensive toolkit. The crafty center can dominate off the rush with his soft hands and quick, low snapshot. What makes him truly special is his ability to get rid of the puck in the middle of a deke. And while he doesn't have Andrew Cogliano's speed, Pirri finished just eight points off the former first rounder's draft year point total in the same league. Cons: While he lead Team Canada in scoring, Pirri showed that he still has a long ways to go at the World Junior A Championships. His explosiveness is not up to par and he was muscled off the puck far too easily.
Comparison: Martin Erat
Upside: Scoring-line forward, 50 points
Years Away: 3+ (as of 2009)
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 14:32|