U.S. National U18 Team/USDP and USNTDP Juniors/USHL
Related: Elias Salomonsson
Isaac Howard is an offensive dynamo and has a natural instinct for scoring. He’s a deceptive shooter, changes the angle letting a shot go on the net. Howard has been a point-per-game player for the majority of his career thus far and has proven to be a go-to player on every team he’s been on. Ike has the potential to be a top 10 talent in the 2022 draft, but he is more likely to be a top 15 pick due to the sheer talent in the draft.
Physical Play Average
Offensive Play Great
Defensive Play Average
Hockey Sense Great
- A gifted winger who can beat you with pure speed or with his high-end puck skills.
- He has a dangerous shot and does a great job of giving himself opportunities to let it rip.
- Howard has very good vision and passing skills. He uses his ability to control the puck to create plays for teammates.
Areas of Improvement
- Lacks size and strength
- needs work on his off-puck play
Isaac Howard is a terrorizing offensive player inside the offensive zone, with silky smooth hands, lethal touch, and instincts around the net. He has a knack for making plays through layers under pressure with a small-area pass or a fake. Howard is a gifted winger who can beat you with pure speed or with his high-end puck skills. He has a dangerous shot and does a great job of giving himself opportunities to let it rip. Isaac is a great passer and goal scorer but he lacks size and his play away from the puck needs work. Howard spent the 2020-21 season splitting time between the U.S National U17 and U.S National U18 team, as well as the USNTDP Juniors in the USHL. Howard is comparable to Clayton Keller, who is both a great scorer and playmaker. Like Keller, it could take Howard a few years to reach his full potential in the NHL. Isaac Howard should be a top 15 in the 2022 draft.
Skill: A Gifted Winger with high-end skill, vision, passing skills, and shot.
NHL Comparison: Clayton Keller
NHL Potential: Top 6, Goal Scoring Winger.
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