What a difference a year makes.
At the beginning of this season, more than a few experts considered Red Deer Rebels defenseman Mathew Dumba the best blueliner available in this year's NHL draft class.
By early April, though, Dumba had fallen from many of those same scouts top-10. So what the heck happened? More to the point, where does Dumba rank now?
To help answer those questions, we spoke to two veteran talent evaluators who watched the physical, smooth-skating 17-year old go a long way towards restoring his reputation at last month's IIHF Under-18 World Championship in the Czech Republic, where Dumba captained Canada to the bronze medal and became the first defenseman to lead the tournament in scoring.
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