ROBINSON: Ottawa 67s Forward Marco Rossi — Undersized and Overpowering
Marco Rossi is the most talented Austrian product to strap on skates since Thomas Vanek was flapping his tarp in the wind for (nearly) every NHL organization. Despite that, Rossi has faced his fair share of challenges en route to the NHL Draft floor. First and foremost, he hails from a small town outside of Liechtenstein, Austria. A non-traditional hockey market of about 8.8-million people. A country that has just two representatives in the NHL this season.
Not exactly a well-worn path.
The next hurdle that the Ottawa 67s star has had to traverse is his stature. Rossi stands just 5-foot-9 and until Kailer Yamamoto was selected 22nd overall in 2017, seeing players under 5-foot-10 drafted in the first round was as common as a yeti sighting. It may be catching on a bit though as 2018 had Quin
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