Monday, May 10, 2010
USHL Draft Coverage- Josiah Didier
Josiah Didier (Colorado Thunderbirds U16) is a big defenseman that has the size and skill necessary to make a big impact in the USHL and beyond. Didier stands at 6'3" and 190 pounds. That's very tall for a midget minor player. He has the size that can make him a star in the USHL next year. He potentially could be a very physical defenseman next year and that should make many teams drool over the potential of this young defenseman. But he's not just a big body out there on the ice. Didier made a big impact in the Tier 1 Elite League this year offensively. He very well could be one of the best offensive defensemen in the USHL next year. I can just about guarantee that whatever team Didier ends up on next year will use him as their powerplay quarterback. In 38 games of midget minor hockey this year, Didier had 20 points. Of those 20, 7 were goals and the 13 left were assists. Didier also got some time on the powerplay for the Thunderbirds this year, gathering 2 goals on the PP. I would compare Didier to Sioux City Musketeers defenseman Kevin Gravel. Not only do I make this comparison based on the size of these players, but also on the offensive production. Of course you can't expect Didier to get 20 points next year, but I do believe he can contribute and he very well could be your team's newest powerplay quarterback.
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