Previous Rank: 14th
AIH Authors' Thoughts:
Kossy is a do it all player. He skates well, he has a lethal shot and he can mix things up physically. He is also extremely fun to watch. Kossy has an evergoing motor. He is the type of player can add a spark to a listless game and pot a couple goals for good measure. His game should translate to pro fairly well. I expect Kossy to jump directly into a scoring role at the AHL level. There is also an outside shot that he could force his way onto the Winnipeg Jets in a depth role, but that is a long shot. If Kossy continues to score at a good clip in his first pro season it will strongly endorse his long term upside.
Kosmachuk has the look of a true goal-scorer. He has caught my eye at nearly every development camp session I’ve seen, as he was clearly the best finisher. As good as we all hope our goalie prospects could be, Kosmachuk kept scoring on them. Whether or not he can translate this to the pro ranks, and ultimately the NHL, is the question. I look forward to seeing what he can do in St. John’s this season.
I'm actually very excited to see how Kosmachuk performs in the AHL season this year. The kid is a top flight goal scorer, and a gritty player too! He'll be the type that's fun to watch. Jets could use a bottom six, high-end goal scorer who likes to hurt the other team. His skill set sounds like he would be awesome on a fourth line with JC Lipon, on paper at least...
2013 Top 25 Under 25 - Scott Kosmachuk
Prospect Tracker - Kosmachuk likes to score goals