why not ?
He's strong on the puck, has a pretty good shot, sees the ice well.
He might be a good net front presence especially with his hands.
He'd also be good on the half wall to win puck battles.
I don't see a down side to be honest.
I dont know why NAK is not on the PP, he makes great passes, has a great shot and most of all , has a scorers mentality and a great sense of where to go on the ice for an open shot. Our PP is so stagnant, all the passes are telegraphed , its like slow motion and there is no movement or rotation on the ice. Our plays are so predictable , we arent fooling anyone.
At this point i'm down for trying anything to get this powerplay going. Kid is pretty strong on the puck and as you mentioned has a hell of a shot no matter a slapper or a wrister dude can pick the corners from what i have seen...in fact my one complaint about him like many here and that he does use it ENOUGH.
So sure why not try it....so who's spot is he going to take???
I would start with replacing Laughton with him on PP2.
Then if it works you could bump hi