Adam Pelech Profile
Adam PelechHt/Wt: 6' 1"/198 lbs
Team: Erie (OHL)
Adam Pelech's Player ProfileAdam Pelech comes from considerable hockey pedigree. His two brothers, Matt and Michael, are both NHL prospects; additionally, he is the nephew of Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis. Pelech has been a considerable force on the blueline for the Erie Otters over the last two seasons and, while he is not exactly the most offensively dynamic player, it is his strong play away from the puck that makes him a highly ranked prospect. His plus/minus may not be indicative of how well he has played over the last two years, especially since the Otters have not been great as a collective. Pelech has solid passing ability and he is able to quarterback a powerplay with ease, taking care of his own end quite well. He may not be a complete offensive force but, that being said, it is a great antithesis to the offensive-minded defencemen that are in abundance for the first round of the draft. While Pelech is quite intelligent on the ice, it is his off-ice intelligence that has garnered him considerable acclaim; he became the first player in OHL history to win both the Ivan Tennant Memorial Award for top high school athlete and the Bobby Smith Trophy for the OHL's athlete of the year in the same season.
Submitted by: Margann Laurissa
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