Statistics: 30 GP, 8-10—18
Scouting: 27th among North American skaters
The Hockey News: 43rd
Booth was a victim of the opt-in rule last year, when he couldn't
enter the draft without forfeiting his college eligibility.
This year, as a sophomore, he battled with injuries and saw
his scoring drop in half, after posting 36 points as a rookie.
Take: “He’s a guy who, ironically, if
he was drafted last year would have gone higher – probably
in the first round.
he fell off the table this year. Maybe it was the pressure
of it being his draft year. Maybe it was an injury he had
early in the year that he never really came back from. He
went over to World Juniors and played ok over there, but he
came back and nothing seemed to happen.
the same time, he showed last year that he’s a real
good player. Some people think about that and really like
him, so it’s very hard to predict where he’ll
Projection: While he likely won't be the first-round
pick he might have been a year ago, Booth won't fall far.
He should go in the second round.