Barrie Colts Forward Tyson Foerster Earns B Rating by NHL Central Scouting. #2020NHLDraft

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NHL Central Scouting has released its updated list of player ratings for the 2020 NHL Draft. Barrie Colts forward Tyson Foerster moved up to a 'B' rating on the list, which was released yesterday. A 'B' rating indicates that a player is expected to go second to the third round.

Foerster continues to impress this season and doesn't appear to be slowing down any time soon. He currently leads the team in points with 14 goals and 13 assists in 17 games. 18 of his 27 points this season have come in the last ten games where he has put up nine goals and nine assists.

While the team has struggled on special teams, Foerster has been one of the players the team can expect to produce. His five power-play goals are the most on the Colts, and he also has three assists on the man advantage. He also has a pair of game-winning goals and is 1 for 2 in shootout attempts, with the one goal being the game-winner.

Here is a look at some of his goals from this season.

Last season, Foerster put up ten goals and 13 assists in through 64 games. While he showed development late in the season when he earned an opportunity to play more, you could see what potential he had. Once the coaching staff showed more confidence in his game, it is evident that the same confidence translated into his game.

Foerster can finish on scoring chances, which have been clear. He has a steady release on his shot. What has also made him so successful when it comes to scoring is his ability to move undetected by opposing players and find open spots because Tyson is always moving his legs. Foerster is also an excellent passer, which results not only in team scoring chances but is a skill he utilizes with his high hockey IQ to help the team with zone exits.

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There are not many areas in his game that stand out negatively. He always battles hard for the puck, has a physical side and makes his linemates better with his skill. One area you will see some criticism is his skating. While that isn't his strongest attribute, it has not hindered his overall game. Skating is also an ability that can improve. His positional play and high hockey IQ are not attributes that develop the same way and are ones he uses to help this "weakness."

It will be interesting to see where Foerster's positioning once draft rankings start to be released. If he can hold steady positioning, a second or third-round selection is very realistic. Don't rule out the possibility of him sliding into a late first-round spot. As the team looks to improve upon their overall play, you can expect that Foerster will also improve, which ultimately will help his value.

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