Team: Avon Old Farms
Scouting Report: Committed to BC, this soon to be Eagle plays with determination and hustle every shift .. small but wide tank plays with no fear .. an exciting playmaker boasts precise stickhandling and speed to burn .. is confident with the puck on his stick and will challenge opposing forwards and defensemen .. despite lack of size showed no lack of heart by going into corners full speed and battled hard along boards .. most importantly sacrificed his body in front of the net .. plays well in all three zones .. owns a quick, sneaky shot .. small dynamo will be challenged at next level but should continue to overcome small stature .. a savvy player who may suprise.
Draft Day Status/Projection: DraftBuzz thinks he may appear on NHL team's radar screens beginning in the sixth round. There is also chance that he does not get drafted at all as teams may want to see how he handles the collegiate game. In any case, DraftBuzz admires the heart Atkinson plays with and ranks him in fifth round range because of other successful waterbugs like Recchi, St. Louis, and Gionta.