HockeysFuture.com has assembled a top-10 list of NHL Draft Eligible NCAA Prospects with UMass forward Mike Pereira coming in at seventh overall. The NHL Entry Draft will be this Friday and Saturday. Pereira was the runner-up for the Hockey East Rookie of the Year and was a unanimous All-Rookie Team selection.
Pereira is a dynamic winger that possesses excellent speed, vision and hockey sense. He is a player that can make things happen every time he's on the ice. Pereira's best attribute is his skating and what makes him so dangerous is how he utilizes his speed. He has excellent acceleration and a great first gear. Pereira has the ability to make plays at high speeds and can do so in any type of situation. He also has good balance and is remarkably strong on his skates.