The Richmond, British Columbia native was a steady and reliable component of the blueline for the Prince Albert Raiders, and gave head coach Peter Anholt enough confidence to play him at crucial times.
The 6’1, 183lb rearguard is anything but flashy but managed to account for 22 points during the regular season and added five more in the playoffs. Through Prince Albert’s 17 postseason games May held a +5 rating and was only on the negative side of that stat on two nights.
The recently turned 18-year-old will be a stalwart for the Raiders for the next couple of years and with the graduations of veterans from the Prince Albert roster, next season will offer May plenty more opportunities and responsibilities. Already a member of both specialty teams, May will see his ice time on both units increase.
Scout #1: He had good success this year in a quiet sort of way. He wasn’t outstanding in any sort of way yet played on the power play, killed penalties, and played well in the playoffs. He plays a nice sound game and is the kind of guy the coach really likes and respects when he’s out there for him.
Scout #2: He has the tools to be a good pro prospect. He skates well, plays the body and is capable of making plays on a consistent basis.
May projects as a shut-down defenseman at the pro level.