AIH Authors' Thoughts:
The passion and determination is certainly there. I saw a much more comfortable player this year at development camp than last year. 14 goals, 14 assists for 28 points, but he was also minus-28. The defensive part of his game needs work.
Kosmachuk appears to be a staple with the Moose this year but don’t rule him out to be a call up throughout the season. After dominating his final year of junior in 2013-14 he took a step back last season with the offensive dysfunction known as the Ice Caps. I expect Kosmachuk to make a full rebound this upcoming season while playing with the massive influx of offensive talent that may line up with him in Copp, Armia, Petan and De Leo.
Took a step back last year after a strong career in Junior. Hopefully he'll bounce back and show the Jets he deserves to be considered a candidate for next year's team
The Moose were horrible a year ago. They lost a large volume of scoring punch heading into the season. This resulted in a big step-back, numbers wise, for a number of players. It has yet to be seen how this impacted the new blood. Scott Kosmachuk joined the team with a lot of hype behind him. It was almost assumed that he would score a pile of goals as a rookie. He didn't. Will that change now that he will be given some skill to play with? Only time will tell, but he definitely has the skating, shot and tenacity to make some noise in the AHL.
Scott Kosmachuk is known to be a goal scorer. He scored 49 in his final year of junior hockey and was among the top scorers in his age group the two years prior. That disappeared last year. Was this a product of his play, a product of his linemates or both? Regardless, Kossy will need to rebound or he'll quickly become an afterthought in this extremely deep prospect pool.
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