#16 RW Tyler Toffoli – LAK 2010 2nd Round, 47th Overall
D.O.B: April 24th, 1992 | HT: 6.00 | WT: 181 | Shoots: Right
Tyler Toffoli was extremely involved in the game against Guelph, scoring one and assisting on two. To be honest I expected nothing less from the 18 year old winger. For Ottawa to be a contending team this season, they are going to be relying heavily on the Scarborough, ON native. Toffoli is an outstanding offensive talent and is incredibly dangerous below the opposing team’s blue line. He is not going to beat you with shear strength, or speed, but is incredibly shifty when controlling the puck. Despite being an offensive threat, there is no knock on his two-way game. His drive, determination and competitive nature were shining attributes when the Kings picked him up in the 2nd round (47th Overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft
#18 LW Shane Prince – 2011 NHL Draft Eligible
D.O.B: November 16th, 1992 | HT: 5.11 | WT: 185 | Shoots: Left
Shane Prince will be an interesting prospect to watch throughout the 2009-10 OHL season. Through just 20-games this season, Prince is two points away from matching his 17-year old season (30-points) offensive production. Being a late birthday he is 2011 draft eligible and will definitely benefit greatly from the extra season in the OHL before NHL scouts have to make their final decision. In previous seasons, the 5.11 forward was considered to be a one dimensional player, with his speed being his shining quality. He has now developed a more complete game to his quickness and it is clearly paying dividends in the first third of the season. Prince will be considered an undersized forward at the next level, which will likely be a defining factor when it comes to his predicted mid-round selection. Regardless, his great start to the season definitely has NHL scouts talking at this point.
#19 LC Tyler Graovac – 2011 NHL Draft Eligible
D.O.B: April 27th, 1993 | HT: 6.04 | WT: 180 | Shoots: Left
Come June, Tyler Graovac is not a player that is going to be selected on day one, and to be completely honest, he is not a guaranteed NHL Draft selection. His most desirable attribute at this point would be his 6.04 frame that he will have to grow into. Like teammate Ryan Martindale, he needs adapt a more physical component to his game. When you have size in the OHL you are looked upon to provide a physical element. The Brampton, Ontario native is known for having a solid two-way presence on the ice and after an off-season that saw him significantly improve his acceleration and top speed he will only become a more effective hockey player. At the end of the day, his ability to offer offensive support in combination will be taken into serious consideration when looking at his draft stock.
#20 LC Sean Monahan – 2013 NHL Draft Eligible
D.O.B: October 12, 1994 | HT: 6.02 | WT: 180 | Shoots: Left
Sean Monahan is a hard prospect to judge, especially this early into his OHL career. A player initially expected to go in the top 60 of the OHL Priority Selection, an amazing OHL Cup, drove his stock right up to the first round. Monahan will likely play a limited role this season, especially as the Ottawa 67s look to make a run at an OHL championship. The future role of the 6.02, 180-pounder will be looked upon to provide an offensive punch, as well as a physical edge. As he continues to fill out he should develop into a solid power forward in the OHL.
#33 LW Dalton Smith – CMB 2010 2nd Round, 34th Overall
D.O.B: June 30th, 1992 | HT: 6.01 | WT: 200 | Shoots: Left
To say the least, Dalton Smith has had a less than impressive start to the 2010-11 campaign. A player who is supposed to add physicality to the game as well as offensive punch, he has really struggled with the latter. Although struggling to find the net early in the season, Smith is still an effective player to have on your team. He rarely takes a shift off, and is a great leader to have. He will lead by example and is not afraid to stick up for his teammate. After being selected early in the 2nd round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, expectations are high for the Oshawa native, and to date, he has been gripping his stick a little too hard.
#77 LC Ryan Martindale – EDM 2010 3rd Round, 61st Overall
D.O.B: October 27th, 1991 | HT: 6.03 | WT: 190 | Shoots: Left
Ryan Martindale can be one of the most frustrating players to watch in the OHL this season. The size, strength, and talent the 19 year-old possesses will be amongst the tops in the OHL this season, but that can be completely offset by his lack of desire and competitiveness. For his size he has great mobility, and can be an offensive threat either passing or shooting the puck. When on his game, and using his size, he protects the puck extremely well making him very effective on the cycle. The games when he isn’t competing he is just another player on the ice, which leads to the frustrating aspect of his game.
Click here for more information on Martindale, as TSR’s Scott Campbell’s sat down with Copper ‘n Blue to discuss the Oiler’s 2010 3rd rounder.
#83 RD Cody Ceci – 2012 NHL Draft Eligible
D.O.B: December 21st, 1993 | HT: 6.02 | WT: 203 | Shoots: Right
Cody Ceci is an interesting prospect in my opinion. He can be categorized as a two-way defenseman, but at the next level will be looked upon to think defence first, and chip in offensively when his own end is taken care of. His mentality in his own zone one of his top qualities, but he is also able make a great first pass to initiate the rush. With a 6.02, 203 lbs. frame, Ceci already has respectable size, especially for a 16 year-old. To coincide his size, Ceci is a good skater, and has great vision. Due to his late birthdate, the Orleans, Ontario native is not eligible until the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, and preliminary rankings have him sitting in the top 30.
# 1 G Petr Mrazek – DET 2010 5th Round, 141st Overall
D.O.B: February 14th, 1992 | HT: 6.00 | WT: 170 | Catches: Left
Petr Mrazek was a goalie I had high hopes for after seeing him play a few games last season. In my first viewing of Mrazek this season, it was a less than impressive showing to say the least. The first two goals against were soft, and generally the Czech native would have stopped them. It appeared as though he lacked concentration for this game and wasn’t mentally prepared. Naturally, everyone is due for a poor game once and a while and it just happened to be Mrazek’s turn. He has good lateral movement and is positionally sound which seems to add size to his 6.00, 170 pound frame. Although I would have liked to see a stellar game out of Mrazek, I have no doubt he will rebound in his next start.
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