Film Room: The give-and-take of Sasha Pastujov's game
Sasha Pastujov's production makes him impossible to ignore when making a list of the top prospects eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft. His 52 points in 34 games lead the US National Team Development Program by a wide margin; only Chaz Lucius scored at a better pace over his limited time with the team.
Pastujov has also continued to find the back of the net and pick up assists at the 2021 IIHF Under-18 World Junior Championship. He currently leads the United States team with five points in three games, and he's a safe bet to crest the points leaderboard by the tournament's end.
Despite his prolific output, though, Pastujov is yet to assuage any lingering concerns among our staff about his game. With the season nearing its end, he's running out of time to do so, too.
Before we dive into those pitfalls, let's first start with the strengths in Pastujov's game as those have shaped his style of play.
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