2013 NHL Draft: Mirco Mueller Interview

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Mirco Mueller, D Everett Silvertips

Mirco Mueller has done a great job to adjust to the game in North America. At the beginning of the season, he really struggled along the boards to maintain position and to win puck battles, but he has definitely been able to improve that aspect of his game. Mueller was solid for Switzerland in the 2013 U-20 World Junior Championship tournament, and was a big contributor to the team’s success. He was often matched up with opponents’ top players

and shut them down effectively. Mueller is a very good skater given his size, and combines it with his long reach to keep opponents to the outside. He is good with the puck and makes quick passes to his forwards to get the attack going in a hurry. He likes to jump into the rush and create an advantage for Everett, but only does so when he knows that it is safe for him to go. It would be nice to see Mueller use his good slap shot more often and be a threat to score from the point. He still has some work to do in terms of using his body more and gaining a mean streak, but he is certainly well on his way to becoming a good professional hockey player one day.

HP’s Michelle Sturino had a chance to talk to Morgan about his season and the upcomg NHL Draft.