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Jamie Drysdale Profile

Jamie Drysdale
Ht/Wt: 5'11"/165 lbs
Position: RHD
Team: Erie (OHL)

Jamie Drysdale's Player Profile

Bob McKenzie -TSN - Sept. 16th: "Drysdale is a marvellous skater. He’s not just fast but also agile and his edge work is outstanding. He can easily skate the puck up the ice – scouts marvel at how hard it is to forecheck against Drysdale – or he’s adept at making passes to get the offence started."

Craig Button -TSN - Sept. 16th: "Skating is his calling card and he uses it in every zone. Defensively to beat pressure, neutral zone to join the rush and offensive zone to press the attack. Plays with a daring confidence."

Cam Robinson - Dobber Prospects - Sept. 2nd: "A fluid, puck-possessing rearguard who plays with terrific pace. Has his head up at all times, and can bomb outlets the length of a football field. Uses his brain to get a jump on bigger opponents."

Brock Otten - OHL Prospects - Aug. 29th: "At the heart of Drysdale's game is his skating ability. He is just so smooth on the ice, taking little time to hit full speed coming out of the defensive end. But his four way mobility is such an asset in the defensive end. Even though he's not exceptionally strong yet, forwards rarely get by him in transition, or escape him in coverage."

Ryan Kennedy - The Hockey News - Aug. 20th: "Canada’s captain at the Hlinka, Drysdale is my top defenseman right now and it comes down to his sublime skating ability."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - Aug. 19th: "Slick, controlled, poised, elusive playmakers who can play a transition style and defend with their feet and their stick."

Steven Ellis - The Hockey News - Aug. 2nd: "Drysdale took the OHL by storm in 2018-19, finishing second among U-18 defensemen with seven goals and 40 points on a bad Erie team ... Drysdale’s quick legs make him elusive in 1-on-1 battles and he can run a power play better than anyone else his age."

Steve Kournianos - Sporting News - July 31st: "Although a first glance reveals an incredibly gifted puck rusher and playmaker with a lethal shot, Drysdale's game is more complete and cerebral on his side of the red line than most offensive defensemen recently drafted into the NHL."

Chris Peters - ESPN - June 27th: "A talented puck-moving defenseman, Drysdale put up 40 points in 63 games as an OHL rookie. That makes him the 11th-highest producing U17 defenseman in OHL history."

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