The Marlies this morning announced another training camp tryout agreement with 23 year old and former 5th round 2008 draft pick of the New Jersey Devils, Kory Nagy.
Nagy, a natural center who comes into camp at a recorded 5’11” and 196lbs has been noted to be a pass first type player and can be a possible assist machine when looking at his stats from his junior days with the Oshawa Generals and last year with the ECHL Trenton Titans.
Hockey’s Future talent analysis indicate “Nagy is a defensive minded checking forward who has a strong work ethic and gives a 110% whenever he is on the ice. He skates well, and plays with a little bit of an edge. Not surprisingly given his tools, Nagy is a solid and reliable penalty-killer. He is not blessed with much skill, but you’ll always get an honest effort from him.”
This sounds like a savvy tryout, Nagy might not be the most naturally gifted player on the ice according to the above but it sounds like he is definitely going to go out and push other guys to bring their A game night in and night out during the preseason. Nagy’s PK skills may be worth taking a significant look at as well given the loss of Will Acton this past summer to the Edmonton Oilers and the relative youth and inexperience of the team overall.
Here is a great article on Nagy’s transition from junior to a two way player at the next level:
Will be interested to see if he can push for a spot and wish him all the best at camp. As always, food for thought!.