Sean Monahan Profile
Sean MonahanHt/Wt: 6' 2"/186 lbs
Team: Ottawa (OHL)
Sean Monahan's Player ProfileA gifted centre, Sean Monahan is the OHL's highest-ranked prospect for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and with good reason. He has all the skills needed to be a dominant NHL player, such as solid two-way play, efficacy in the faceoff circle, offensive brilliance and superlative on-ice leadership. Even though the Ottawa 67's have struggled this year, Monahan has not and he has surely done nothing more than to prove just how fantastic a player he really is. While his ranking may have slipped, he could surely find his way back up to the top five. Monahan has been stellar throughout his OHL career, which is a year longer than most in his draft class due to his late October birthdate. He scored twenty goals as a rookie and he found himself in the top 20 of league scoring as a sophomore. Monahan's skating is very fluid and he is adept at playing in all situations. He does not do anything flashy, opting to keep his game simple. Monahan is given high accolades by teammates and coaches alike; the 67's management find him to be the future of their franchise. Monahan has built a reputation on being a clutch performer already in his career, indicated by scoring a gold-medal winning goal at the World Under-17s and other key goals in Ottawa. With Tyler Graovac and Cody Ceci been traded, it is up to Monahan to help lead a young group in the Nation's Capital and he is doing just that as their now full-time captain. He is one of the more complete players going into the draft and he will be yet another OHL star player going in the first round.
Submitted by: Margann Laurissa - updated Feb. 4th
Sean Monahan is a big,strong two-way forward currently playing for the Ottawa 67's in the OHL. He has a late birthday which makes him eligible for the 2013 Draft, so he has tons of experience already in the highly skilled OHL. Heading into his third season in the OHL,expectations will be high for Monahan since the 67's will be losing their top scorers in Tyler Toffoli and Shane Prince. He'll be expected to carry much of the work load offensively, but he's proved he can hold his own after posting 20 goals and 47 points in 65 games in his rookie season and 33 goals and 78 points in 62 regular season games this past season. Considered a top 5 pick at this point but could make a case for himself to be the first overall pick this year if he can improve on his numbers, and continue to be the highly skilled, two-way force he already is.
Submitted by: Bradley of PuckCentralHQ
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ISS Top 30#5 Sean Monahan @monahan20Big bodied, versatile Foward. Lethal scoring ability & awareness in all zones. Leads by example.— ISS Hockey (@ISShockey) December 12, 2012
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