The Basics: Brandon Montour, D, 6'0", 172 lbs., from Brantford, Ontario
Junior Team: Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL), committed to UMass, Amherst (Hockey East)
Pre-draft Rankings: Central Scouting: 92 (Among North American Skaters)
Greg Rajanen, Central Scouting:
"He is having a great year; very solid puck play. He's producing points and has some bite to his game. I believe he's a solid defender and good prospect."
Craig Button, TSN:
"He's a real dynamic defenseman. You're talking about a guy who can run the power-play and put up points." -- @CraigJButton on Montour.— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) June 28, 2014
"The United States Hockey League announced that Brandon Montour of the waterloo Black Hawks has been named both the 2013-2014 USHL Defenseman of the Year and USHL Player of the Year as determined by a vote of League coaches and general managers." [USHL.com]
From what I've read and the reaction on NHL Network it sounds like Brandon Montour is a high risk, high reward type of player. He's an offensive defenseman who needs to work on his defensive game. I see him as a player similar to Shea Theodore, but he needs more time to be NHL ready.