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Calvin deHaan Profile

Calvin deHaan
Ht/Wt: 6' 0"/170 lbs
Position: D
Team: Oshawa (OHL)

Calvin de Haan's Player Profile

Initially, de Haan’s numbers dropped off following the John Tavares trade to the London Knights, and some presumed that his points total for the first half of the season were inflated. But he shook these presumptions over the last month of the season, registering 17 points over his final 13 games. He really seems to have a strong grasp of the offensive side of the game. De Haan has fantastic puck control and is one of the top puck moving defenseman in the draft. He skates well, and isn’t a liability in his own end, as he led the 9th place Oshawa Generals with a +3 rating this season.

He does, however, lack power on his shot, and does not have the natural edge or aggression you’d like from a defenseman, both possibly as a result of his wiry physique. He has grown taller over the last year, and will spend the next season or two filling out his frame. He draws NHL comparisons to Niklas Kronwall.
Submitted by: John Canario of MyOfficePool.ca

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