Name: Nathan Free
Team: Calgary Royals U15 AAA (AEHL)
Height/Weight: 5’4, 110lbs
November 17th, 2020 vs Calgary Buffaloes: Nathan Free is an offensively gifted player. The puck finds him a lot when he’s on the ice. He finds himself in good positioning often which led to his first goal. Free leads the Royals breakouts and isn’t afraid to take his time to find the best option. He likes to get the puck moving too though so it doesn’t stick around often. He gets defence moving with his great acceleration and nine times out of ten gets the better of them. Defensively he’s reliable. He’ll be one of the first forwards back every time. Of course being at 5 ‘4, his size lets him down and he can get knocked off the puck easily. He also seems a little timid when it comes to the physical side of the game. Overall, Free has a high hockey IQ at both ends of the ice and looks to be a future top six forward at the next level.
August 4th, 2021 @ Team Alberta Tryout: Free showed a great offensive skill set once again. He has great vision, displayed top puck management skills, and was strong on the puck. His strength is where he has improved the most. He isn’t afraid of contact anymore and is really strong with the puck on his stick. Free’s skating is excellent too. He’s quick to pucks and quick is transition.