Team: Selects Hockey Academy 16U
Height / Weight: 5-11 / 185
REPORT: U16 FOUR NATIONS, APRIL 13-15
Ruben Rafkin had a very good U16 Four Nations tournament. He contributed with his stable play in all three zones. He carried the puck into the zone on several occasions, displaying good straight-line speed and a quick first step. He had the ability to create offense when given room to maneuver. He possesses a heavy slap shot from the point, with good wind up and power on it. He made a good first pass out of the zone. Rafkin consistently improved as the tournament progressed and finished the weekend with four assists in three games. The versatile two-way defenseman has significant upside. He signed a tender with USHL’s Tri-City Storm for the 2018-19 season already in January.