This is what Corey Pronman had to say about Cousins:
94. Nick Cousins, Center, Sault Ste. Marie-OHL
Nick Cousins had good season with the Greyhounds and put on a good display of his talents at the Under-18's. He moves at a pro-level with a fluid stride and is good on his edges, but doesn't show any indication of the tool being beyond that. His puck skills are solid to above-average, but Cousins is more of a distributor than a dangler but can handle the puck at a decent level. He's undersized and despite notable work ethic, his physical game is below fringe level and he can only show offensive effectiveness from the perimeter. Cousins does show hustle along the walls, but doesn't win enough puck battles to be effective in the physical areas. His hockey sense is decent and offensively he sees the ice well and makes the right decisions with the puck, but defensively despite the fact he shows work ethic in that area, he isn't that impressive in terms of his coverage. Cousins likely projects as an energy player, but has the puck skills to be decent in the possession game if one of his major tools takes a step forward.
Projected Peak GVT: 3.9
Statistical Comparable: Bill Bowler