ISS Rank: 15th
Team: USA U-18- USHL
H/W: 5’6″ 163lbs
2010-2011 Stats: 50 GP 34 G 28 Ast 62 Pts
Why he fits on the Avalanche: I won’t sugar cote anything I’m only doing a scouting report on Grimaldi because I am a huge fan. If there was one guy I wish the Avalanche could get in the entire draft I wish it was Grimaldi. He is listed at 5’6” but that is probably being generous but just like fellow shorty, Martin St. Louis, Grimaldi possesses an unlimited amount of talent. There is no doubt this kid is going to go on to do huge things and put up staggering numbers but I can’t see the Avalanche scooping him up with the 11th pick for reasons I’m about to state.
Why he doesn’t fit on the Avalanche: He is a center, he is another small player and in this case it is an understatement, and the Avalanche will have better fits when they are up at number 11. It all pains me to say because I so badly want this to happen somehow but I promise unless he goes to Vancouver, Calgary, or Detroit I WILL get a Rocco Grimaldi jersey.
Where he ends up: 23-28