NHL Draft profile: Ty Rattie
June, 21, 2011
By Mark Stepneski | ESPNDallas.com
The latest in series on top prospects for the 2011 NHL Draft looks at forward Ty Rattie, who plays for Portland of the Western Hockey League.
Background on 2011 draft prospect Ty Rattie. Note: Rankings are final.
|Born: February 5, 1993/Calgary, Alberta
Height/Weight: 5-11/163 pounds
Position: Right Wing
2010-11 Team: Portland (WHL)
|NHL Central Scouting||17th (North American skater)|
|Red Line Report||19th overall|
|International Scouting Services||28th overall|
|The Hockey News||33rd overall|
|Registered 79 points (28 goals, 51 assists) in 67 games for Portland of the Western Hockey League. Had 22 points (9 goals, 13 assists) and led Portland with a plus-11 rating in 21 playoff games for Portland, which made it to the WHL finals.|
|Had 37 points (17 goals, 20 assists) in 61 games for Portland in 2009-10. Had 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists) in 13 playoff games. Led all Canadian players with 9 points (2 goals, 7 assists) playing for Team Pacific at the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.|
|ESPN.com Scouting Report|
|Positives: Skating, great burst and top gear. Hockey sense. Puck skills. Passing.
Negatives: Size is a question. Ability to handle physical play.
Link: ESPN.com Ty Rattie Profile
|"Gifted offensively - great vision and instincts and the puck just seems to follow him around the rink. Natural goal scorer with a shooter's touch around the net. Average size and lacks the strength to penetrate traffic -
will need to play a grittier game if he wants to be a top six pro forward. Lacks quick first step, but once he gets going he's elusive and hard to contain with good lateral moves; always plays an up-tempo game and keeps his feet moving." -
Red Line Report 2011 Draft Guide
"Rattie is a player who could stickhandle his way out of a phone booth. He’s not the fastest and he’s certainly not the strongest but he always seems to win space and he simply knows exactly what to do with that space around the puck. He has an excellent release on his shot and places the puck very well. He tends to lean heavier on shooting the puck rather than passing the puck but he can surprise with his creativity and underrated playmaking ability." - International Scouting Services 2011 Draft Guide
"When his name is all over the scoresheet, what are you going to say? He might be one of those guys someone grabs because he scores. It's hard to score in the (the WHL), so somebody say, 'Why not take him?' " - A scout, quoted in
The Hockey News Draft Preview 2011
Mark Stepneski joined ESPNDallas.com in July 2010. A former news/special projects producer for KXAS-TV, he has run the Andrew's Dallas Stars Page website since 1997.
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