Big, powerful pivot whose future relies upon becoming more than a bulldozer.
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March 2021 – Howarth’s game is highly imposing as he makes the opposition feel his physicality on a nightly basis. He is likely to be a contributor for peripheral categories (hits, blocks, PIM) if he makes the NHL, but will face struggles making it that far without adding more offensive flair to his game as he only has seven points through 18 games in the NCAA this year at the age of 23. Sam McGilligan
November 2019 – It’s been a decent start for the Red Deer native in his sophomore season with the University of Connecticut Huskies (NCAA). Through six games, he has chipped in for two goals and two assists. This is an improvement from last season as he managed only 11 points in 2018-19. He is currently centering the team’s third line, so you could see some added production should he crack a top-six role at any point this season. The 2017 fifth-round pick has yet to sign a contract with the Jackets so until he puts the pen to a piece of paper, his fantasy upside is still up in the air. Dave Hall
June 2019 – Howarth finished his freshman season at UConn (NCAA) with 11 points in 32 ga