Canucks: Should they pick Mason McTavish with the ninth overall pick?

OSHAWA, ON - DECEMBER 13: Mason Mctavish #23 of the Peterborough Petes skates during an OHL game against the Oshawa Generals at the Tribute Communities Centre on December 13, 2019 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Chris Tanouye/Getty Images)
OSHAWA, ON - DECEMBER 13: Mason Mctavish #23 of the Peterborough Petes skates during an OHL game against the Oshawa Generals at the Tribute Communities Centre on December 13, 2019 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Chris Tanouye/Getty Images) /
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OSHAWA, ON – DECEMBER 13: Mason Mctavish #23 of the Peterborough Petes celebrates after scoring in the first period during an OHL game against the Oshawa Generals at the Tribute Communities Centre on December 13, 2019 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Chris Tanouye/Getty Images)
OSHAWA, ON – DECEMBER 13: Mason Mctavish #23 of the Peterborough Petes celebrates after scoring in the first period during an OHL game against the Oshawa Generals at the Tribute Communities Centre on December 13, 2019 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Chris Tanouye/Getty Images) /

McTavish is a pure goal scorer. He has an accurate wrist shot and a strong one-timer, and makes it his mission to find space to let both of those rip as often as he can.  He also likes to screen the goalie and use his stick for deflections.

Here is a look at his shot.

McTavish is also an excellent playmaker that has good vision and can make passes through tight spaces. He is great on the cycle, the forecheck and the board battles.

According to most scouts, McTavish could improve defensively overall, and also needs to work on his skating abilities. While he does often demonstrate having a good stride on the ice, it seems like he doesn’t put it to use on the backcheck, and he can often be caught asleep in the defensive zone.

The Canucks could use McTavish’s size and strength, especially up the middle. Granted he continues to develop properly for the next for year, he definitely has the potential to be a good two-way centre, one that could play on the third line behind Elias Pettersson and Bo Horvat.

In other words, if McTavish is available at the ninth overall spot, the Canucks should at least consider him.

Here are some more McTavish highlights you can check out.

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What do you think, Canucks fans? Should the team draft McTavish if available? Let us know in the comments!