Dallas Stars: Mark Scheifele
June, 19, 2011
By Mark Stepneski | ESPNDallas.com
The latest in a series on top prospects for the 2011 NHL Draft looks at center Mark Scheifele of the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League.
Background on 2011 draft prospect Mark Scheifele. Note: Rankings are final.
|Born: March 15, 1993/Kitchener, Ontario
Height/Weight: 6-2/182 pounds
2010-11 Team: Barrie (OHL)
|NHL Central Scouting||16th (North American skaters)|
|Red Line Report||12th overall|
|International Scouting Services||18th overall|
|The Hockey News||41st overall|
|Registered 75 points (22 goals, 53 assists) in 66 games for Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League. Led OHL rookies in assists. Was named one of Canada's best players at the World Under-18 Championship, where he scored a team-high 6 goals in 7 games.|
|Played for Kitchener in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League in 2009-10, registering 55 points (18 goals, 37 assists) in 51 games.|
|ESPN.com Scouting Report|
|Positives: High-end skill set. Can start and finish plays. Puck-handling.
Negatives: Inconsistent. Weak on face-offs. Fire is a question.
Link: ESPN.com Mark Scheifele Profile
|"Mark protects the puck very well and will take it to the net while fighting through checks. He's got a great work ethic. His Barrie Colts have struggled this season and he has been relied upon to provide offense. He sees the ice very well and his playmaking ability is very good. He gets back quickly and works hard defensively." - Chris Edwards, NHL Central Scouting
"He is big with a ton of room to build on his frame. He plays a very focused and disciplined style and he isn’t afraid to take the puck to the toughest areas of the ice. He has good quick hands and makes very good plays around the net. His OHL numbers would skyrocket if he had a better supporting cast. He makes great powerful outside rushes and can drive the net better than maybe any other player in this draft. He works hard in both directions and can throw some big hits from time to time. When the going gets tough, he’s the player you want on the ice." - International Scouting Services 2010-11 Draft Guide
"A virtual unknown heading into the season, had a breakout campaign with the hapless Colts as their top line centre. Lanky and lean - lacks physical strength at this point, but still dangerous due elite hockey sense and soft hands. Creative playmaker sees the ice well and finds open linemates. For a big kid who is still growing, shows quick feet laterally and tight spaces. Eats up ice with a long, smooth stride and is able to pull away from defenders." - Red Line Report 2011 Draft Guide
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