Team: Lambton Jr. Sting U16 AAA
Adam Maitland is a player that sticks out for his skill. Although he’s not the largest defenseman, his gifted skating is something that can’t be taught. Adam is fun to watch just because he is so smooth and he sees the ice really well. With his heads up passing he is able to execute breakout passes well, along with being able to skate up the ice. As a defender, you can’t take the puck up every time and even though Adam would be able to get away with it with his skating, he is learning to pick and choose his moments. Maitland has recognized and started to improve to be a defenseman first before going out on offense. Adam creates opportunities for his team and once he is able to routinely exercise good judgement, he could be a dangerous player at the next level.