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Film Room: How growth in the neutral zone is fuelling an electric start to Matt Coronato's NCAA career

The Harvard Crimson are an offensive powerhouse in the NCAA's ECAC conference, averaging four goals a game and converting at a 20 percent clip on the power play, and Matt Coronato has played a substantial role in amassing those numbers.

The Flames' first-round pick in last July's draft has eight points in the team's first seven games as a Freshman, and already looks at home next to his long-time Chicago Steel teammate Sean Farrell, another first-year Crimson.

More than his production, though, what has caught my eye with Coronato is his transition game.

As prospects rise through hockey's ranks, we want to see an evolution, some kind of indication that they're adapting to the competition, and taking their game in an NHL direction. It's early, but that looks to be the case for Coronato.

In his dr

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