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Ryan Hartman Profile

Ryan Hartman
Ht/Wt: 5'11"/185 lbs
Position: RW
Team: Plymouth (OHL)

Ryan Hartman's Player Profile

Strengths – Ryan Hartman is an in your face forward who never takes a shift off. He’s not the biggest of players in terms of size, but he has the heart of a lion and won’t back down from anyone. He’s versatile as he can play the wing and is also a good centerman. Hartman can play in all situations and will not only shut down the opposition’s top players, but he can also produce offense against them, too. He is a solid skater, is very smart and his hockey IQ is through the roof. He plays as hard in the defensive zone as he does in the offensive zone, always finishes his checks, isn’t afraid to drop the mitts and will do whatever it takes to win. Hartman has a solid shot, sees the ice pretty well and overall is one of the more complete players in this year’s draft class.

Weaknesses – As much as I love Hartman’s game, he’s not a dynamic offensive player. He has ability to produce, but in a secondary role. His skating ability could use a little bit of work and at times he loses composure and takes bad penalties, as well.

Career Projection – Given Hartman’s above average skill set and ability to play a strong two-way game, I project Hartman as a second line center. Hartman should be no less than a third line center if his offense doesn’t translate to the NHL level and in my opinion he is one of the safer bets in this draft class.
Submitted by: Todd Cordell of The Hockey Guys - May 9th 2013

Hartman is a do-it-all type player who can provide significant two-way value despite being a tad undersized, at around 5'11". He is smart, and he makes creative plays in both puck handling and passing. He is a very aware defensive player, as he makes great reads, and he will provide value in his own end at both even strength and the penalty kill. Hartman is a hard worker, which adds to his defensive value. On the forecheck, he can deliver good pressure, and the occasional big hit. He has decent, if not solid speed. He lacks the blazing top gear that a player with below-average size would optimally possess, but his skating is acceptable. Hartman will create from the perimeter, drive the net, and play tough defensive situations. He does not have a ton of upside, but he projects as an above-average regular. He can play center or wing, a versatile bonus for the Whaler forward.
Submitted by: Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus. Click here for Pronman's draft rankings

Feisty late 1994 winger who is coming off a great WJC performance… Tenacious player who finishes checks, competes, and doesn’t lose puck battles… Can play an offensive role or a hybrid checking role… Has the skill to play with top offensive players… Another player on the rise this year.
Submitted by: The Scouting Report

Hartman was the youngest player in camp with a fall ’94 birthdate. He looked to have some skill but also liked to play a bit on the physical side too, yet he did not really define who he was at NJEC. He did get a few opportunities to find the back of net but never converted. In speaking with an NHL scout in attendance, he felt the 2013 draft eligible was average as well and trying to find his identity. For his age and performance, I honestly did not have Hartman making it onto round two and hopefully he shines in the OHL this season.
Submitted by: Russ Bitely from the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp – U20 Team USA – Lake Placid, NY – August 4th-11th

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