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Dillon Heatherington Profile

Dillon Heatherington
Ht/Wt: 6' 3"/196 lbs
Position: D
Team: Swift Current (WHL)

Dillon Heatherington's Player Profile

Heatherington's offensive stats do not jump out, as he only recorded 27 points in 71 WHL games, but he is a solid prospect due to his very good defensive value and what one scout described as a conservative and steady game. He is a mobile player, and he skates very well for a 6'3" defenseman. He will not blow past players, due to his wide skating stance, but he can move in every direction well. He stays with his checks, and he can close gaps. Heatherington is a very smart defensive player who shows good positioning in his own zone, with good ability to read the play. He is always making defensive stops. He is calm off of the puck, and he does not panic with his outlets. Still, a good first pass is the extent of his offensive ability. He has good size and a great wingspan, but scouts are divided over his physical play. I have spoken with two who praise it, and one who says he is not as impressed with that aspect of Heatherington's game.
Submitted by: Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus. Click here for Pronman's draft rankings

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