As an OHL rookie, Scott Kosmachuk played all 68 games last season.
But about a quarter of the way into this campaign, his NHL draft-eligible year, Guelph Storm head coach Scott Walker sat him out one game.
“It seemed like he was putting a tremendous amount of pressure on himself to be great, to score a goal every game or do something to impress the scouts,” said Walker, who played more than 800 NHL games for four teams.
“It wasn’t a discipline thing. It wasn’t a bad play thing,” he said of the decision to sit Kosmachuk down for a Nov. 13 game in Kitchener. “It was more to take pressure off him, say: ‘Hey, relax and play your game.’ ”
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