NHL Central Scouting's Blair MacDonald
"Michael plays a real steady, smart and composed NHL-style of game. He moves the puck well, plays his position and has good composure with the puck under pressure. He also has good mobility to go along with sharp on ice awareness. In Calgary he is used on special teams and played an important role as one of their top four defensemen in 2007-08."
Calgary Hitmen GM and head coach Kelly Kisio
"Michael possesses a hard accurate slapshot, sees the ice well, and makes a good first pass. He's a lot more confident than he was last year and he's gaining more confidence every day."