Watching Brendal Leipsic (through Youtube videos) reminds me of Brad Marchand, Boston's agitator, also known as "The Little Ball of Hate." They are the same height at 5'9" and they love to go after bodies and grind people's gears. On top of that, they are able to put pucks in the back of the net and contribute to doing so. It might be fitting that Marchand got his debut against Nashville for the B's and now Nashville has got themselves a Brad Marchand.
This season, Leipsic had 49 goals, 71 assists, (120 points) and 103 penalty minutes in 68 games played tying him for the most goals in the WHL. Similarly, Marchand had 80 points and 108 penalty minutes at the same age playing for the QMJHL. A lot of people are excited about this kid, as they should be, and I just had the epiphany that they were very similar players and, judging by the stats, I think we can expect Leipsic to fill the same kind of role as Marchand for the Predators.