Originally written on Lowetide  |  Last updated 11/20/14
ALL scouting reports rave about Tyler Pitlick’s ability to be a physical factor in games, and many suggest he will indeed play in the NHL as a center (although he’s back on the wing of late). The great unknown–at least the great unproven–is his ability to score goals and contribute to goal scoring.Based on the monthly stats, offense is a moving target for the AHL rookie. Here are Pitlick’s month by month totals so far this season in Oklahoma City: OCT: 8, 1-2-3 +1 NOV: 11, 3-1-4 -7 DEC: 2, 0-0-0 -1 OVERALL: 21, 4-3-7 -7 PP: 21, 2-1-3 PK: 21, 0-1-1 EV: 21, 2-1-3 The role played has a major impact for any player, but I think Pitlick’s special teams points suggest he is getting chances. The coaching staff must see good things, because they have other options. The AHL seems to have a dizzying rotation of PP/big minutes/healthy scratches that players go through, but Pitlick has done some things with his chances. The step from junior to the AHL is a big one, and Pitlick’s dry ...
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