On day four of their series of 20 Prospects In 20 Days, Dan David of New York Rangers.com looks at Brodie Dupont.
Dupont, the Rangers 3rd round choice in 2005, says he is willing to play anywhere and everywhere on the ice:
“I don’t like to limit myself to any one role,” said Dupont. “Whatever they want from me, I’ll do. Realistically, I think I can be a pretty good third- or fourth-line player (in the NHL). I would be an energy player and a guy that can contribute offensively. I can stand in front of the net on the power play or kill penalties. But I feel like I can do it all, pretty much, and wherever they want to stick me, I’ll play.”
…What he says in the second line is great. That he looks at himself as a third or fourth line player, understanding your role and playing that way is the best way to make it to the NHL. Being a third line player who is trying to score 50 goals isn’t going to work. If Dupont knows what he has to do and is good at it, he will be a Ranger in the future.
Dupont is set to be a restricted free agent this summer.