Logan Stanley has never had any hang-ups about playing rough.
At 6-foot-6 and 215 pounds, the Windsor Spitfires top pick was the biggest player taken in the first round of the Ontario Hockey League priority selection. Stanley, who's already arrived in southwestern Ontario for his first training camp, is eager to establish himself as a defender who can change the flow of play by using his size effectively.
"My favourite player in the NHL is Shea Weber and he's a physical guy who likes to throw his weight around, be physical in his own end," the Waterloo, Ont., native says. "I just try to be like him. I just think it's fun to get in other guys' faces and hit hard and stuff like that. It's a big part of my game, but also it's important to be a good skater and make a good first pass. All those three things can make a good defenceman.
"If you're going to play rough and hit hard, you're going to be expected to fight once in a while," adds Stanley, who played with the Waterloo Wolves during his minor midget year. "I'm coming in knowing that's going to happen and I'm ready for that, I think. I think that will be a fun experience."Read More »from Windsor Spitfires’ Logan Stanley set to get into foes’ faces: Making The Jump