The determined Atkinson, 19, plays with speed and hustle on every shift. At 5'8, 165-pounds, his small yet wide frame goes hard into the corners, and with a scorer's touch, just might conjure up images of another diminutive icer from Chestnut Hill - Nathan Gerbe.
A New York Rangers fan, Atkinson said the Washington Capitals have been the most aggressive team that has scouted him. The Florida Panthers, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets and Colorado Avalanche have also expressed interest in Atkinson, who was the prep school league's second-leading scorer last season. If Atkinson is drafted, the team that selects him will evaluate him and decide where he fits in within the organization.
Sabres looking at Atkinson
We like to corroborate "good info". As speculated in last night's draft projection, the Sabres have indeed expressed interest in BC-bound forward, Cam Atkinson.