However, Paul Cotter isn’t just another big body in Bruce Cassidy’s arsenal. He’s also displayed some good defensive skills in other departments.
How so? Last season, he had 17 takeaways in 55 games. this season, he’s already up to eight through 25, which is a promising sign of his development. He’s grown his game from his debut and continues to make defense a vital part of who he is.
You can also insert the young center in any part of the lineup, sans the first line. Whether it’s with William Karlsson or Chandler Stephenson, you can count on Paul Cotter being there. He fits in numerous spots and has even gotten such production on the power play (more on that in a bit).
Such versatility makes the Canton native a reliable asset for Cassidy. Have a player down? Just put Cotter there. Need to shuffle your lineup? There he is. If there’s one thing that makes the Golden Knights a great team, it’s their depth and utility. That’s where the center thrives and helps Vegas in numerous ways.