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2023 NHL Entry Draft

"My job is to move pucks and be hard to play against:" Brady Cleveland's profile sets him apart

Brady Cleveland is a 6-foot-4, 200-plus pound defenceman 2023 NHL Draft prospect who is currently playing for the USNTDP.

Though the contemporary NHL may be trending towards being a faster, more skilled league, there's always going to be room for players with that profile who can play a rock-solid defensive game.

Now the big question on a lot of scout's minds is whether he's a hitter or not. Does he have some snarl? Can he be hard to play against?

So, I put that question to an NHL scout. This is what they had to say about Cleveland.

“He’s a huge, long, mean, tough, and physical defenseman. He’s going to play in the NHL as a match, shut down that kills penalties and impacts games with his physicality and defending. He won’t be a guy that scores or points but he’s going to be a really valuable p

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