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Jamie Drysdale Profile

Jamie Drysdale
Ht/Wt: 5'11"/175 lbs
Position: RHD
Team: Erie (OHL)

Jamie Drysdale's Player Profile

Caitlin Berry - Dobber Prospects - Sept. 30th: "He is confident with the puck on his stick and is excellent in transition, able to find open teammates and create scoring chances with ease. Defensively, Drysdale can read the game quickly and use his skating and quick stick to create turnovers and cut off passing lanes."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - Sept. 21st: "He’s one of the more effortless skaters the draft has produced in recent memory, with top-tier four-way mobility that helps him close gaps, pivot away from pressure, weave through traffic, and play on his heels when he has to and create lanes for his passes or shots."

Mike Morreale - NHL.com - Aug. 25th: "Drysdale might be the best defenseman available in the draft. The 5-11, 175-pound right-handed shot is capable of driving play with his skating and elite hockey sense."

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com - Aug. 25th: "The 18-year-old is a complete player, able to skate the puck out of his zone and lead the breakout or smartly and accurately pass the puck up the ice."

Steve Kourmianos - The Draft Analyst - Aug. 10th: "The fact that Team Canada entrusted him with key minutes during a grueling march to WJC gold was just one example of Drysdale’s reputation as a premier puck mover who can more than just skate and shoot."

Chris Peters - ESPN - June 30th: "Drysdale is an effortless, deceptive skater who can make a lot of plays with his feet in terms of opening up ice. His defending is adequate, though he still needs to get stronger and have a more consistent detail in his own end."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - June 25th: "Plays with poise well beyond his years. Elite skating ability will work effectively in all three zones."

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com - June 23rd: "The right-handed shot (5-foot-11, 175 pounds) was named a 2019-20 OHL First-Team All-Star. He's capable of running the power play and driving offense with his skating and elite hockey sense. Drysdale scored 47 points (nine goals, 38 assists), including 22 power-play points, in 49 games."

Ryan Kennedy - The Hockey News - May 11th: "Drysdale is elite with the puck on his stick and he plays with a ton of poise and confidence. He was a surprise addition to Canada’s world junior team, but proved his worth when called upon."

Ben Fraser and Dayton Reimer - The Hockey Writers - May 11th: "Jamie Drysdale’s skating ability is nothing short of elite. His agility and balance are incredible to watch, and he can instantly take over the game using this ability. Even more impressive is his hockey IQ. He is one of the most intelligent defensemen I have seen in years."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - Apr. 8th: "The gap between him and the next two best defencemen has shrunk, but Drysdale’s smooth skating and elite decision-making will still leave him as the first rearguard taken."

NHL Central Scouting analysis - NHL.com - Apr. 3rd: "Jamie is an excellent skater who can drive the play and push the pace from the back end. He's an excellent transition player, can make tape-to-tape passes on the fly and presents a high-end offensive game and playmaking ability that make him dangerous every time he touches the puck."

Cam Robinson - Dobber Prospects - Apr. 1st: "A fluid, puck-possessing rearguard who plays with a 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."

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com - Mar. 20th: "The right-shot defenseman is capable of running the power play and driving offense with his skating and elite hockey sense. He had 47 points (nine goals, 38 assists) and 22 power-play points in 49 games."

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