Damon Kiyawasew (2002) – C –Alexandre Caron (2001) – G – Duncan Rolleman. G
Dan K’s Highlighter Players
October 6, 2021
2021 USPHL Raleigh Showcase
What is a highlighter player you make ask? Simply put, these players listed below are athletes that stand out beyond the stat sheet, put in the extra effort and stand out for all the right reasons on ice level. The below won’t always be your league leader, your point-getter or even the skater with the “C” on their chest; but you can rest assured these are the select skaters you want on your team.
At The Dan K Show, we pride ourselves on our ability to help scouts throughout the country find their diamond in the rough; we hope this segment will do just that. If you think you or someone you know is a Highlighter Player, reach out a www.dankshow.com/contact.
Damon Kiyawasew (2002) – C – Florida Eels
Kiyawasew skates by defenseman like they are standing still. The Eels product, is a great stick-handler, a speedster and a forward that helps spread the ice for coach Frankie Scarpaci. Where Damon shines is putting pressure on the defense with his breakout ability, making zone presence a taller task for opposing squads. This a Carl Hagelin-esque playing mentality, that if employed properly can turn a title pretender into a title contender. (I tried to the tell the New York Rangers this regarding Hagelin but they wouldn’t listen!)
Alexandre Caron (2001) – G – Florida Eels
There is not a better goaltender on the planet right now in my opinion. Alexandre “The Great” Caron, is the most underrated netminder playing in any rink nationwide at this moment. He stops everything that moves, skates well, can play the puck as a 6th man, kills the forecheck and just doesn’t give up easy goals. His performance in last year’s postseason nearly helped lift the National Championship trophy for his Eels in the 20-21 season. Crazy enough, Caron’s biggest competition for netminder of the year thus far is in his own locker room, Duncan Rolleman. Combined, Caron and Rolleman have allowed just 6 goals on 155 shots faced. Scouts should be going through an American Ninja Warrior style set of challenges just to get a chance, to have Caron in net for their squad!