What Jordan Harris could provide for the Montréal Canadiens
At this point of his college career, in his fourth year with the Northeastern Huskies, one might have expected Jordan Harris to turn it up even more offensively, to become a scoring machine and lead the team in points, something that is within his abilities.
But that wouldn't be his style. Harris seems to take more pride in playing the game the right way. He learned the importance of that early in his college career.
In high school, he was an offensive defenceman, a puck rusher and a blue-line scorer, but after starting his collegiate career at Northeastern, he rebuilt his game on a defensive foundation, becoming one of the most reliable players in college hockey and the main leader of the Huskies' pack.
This year again, the Montréal Canadiens' prospect is one of the best rush defenders in the NCAA with his agility, four-way mobility and stick work. Attackers can't really escape him one-on-one. Harris matches their every movement. He follows them through their fakes and changes of direction. If he can't strip them off the puck, he pushes them so much to the outside that they no longer remain a threat after entering the offensive zone.
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