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A Look At Kyle Aucoin

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

If Kyle Aucoin needs any inspiration for the long and difficult process of reaching the NHL that awaits him as a sixth-round pick, he can glean it from his dad.

Adrian Aucoin was a fifth-round pick selected 117th overall in 1992 and ended up playing 1,108 NHL games over 17 seasons.

Kyle, selected 156th overall by the Detroit Red Wings this year, aims to one day reach hockey’s highest level.

“He’s always been my role model, someone I could always look up to,” Kyle said. “He was always there to give me knowledge of the game. We broke down a lot of games. He’s definitely someone I strive to be like. It’s cool to have him around the house and pick his brain whenever I want.”...

If Aucoin makes it to the NHL several years from now, it will be in large part because of his skating.

“He’s an elite skater, he’s got a great stride, he doesn’t break down, he’s got really good wind and he’s able to maintain his skating over the course of a game and a weekend,” Tri-City coach Anthony Noreen said. “I would say he’s a really good two-way defenseman. He moves the puck well, can join in the rush, can help in the offensive zone, really good at breaking pucks out, also responsible defensively, good on the kill.”

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Paul's avatar

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Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 11/20/20 at 07:01 PM ET

Kaszycki and his Krew's avatar

Good luck to Kyle!!!!!

I saw his dad play a lot of games at the Nassau Coliseum - a real ROCK for that team.  Peter Laviolette played him 30 mins a game.  It’s cool to see when the next generation of players come into the league.  I wish Kyle all the best!!!!

Posted by Kaszycki and his Krew on 11/21/20 at 08:44 AM ET

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