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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

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - Dec. 4th: "There are no holes in his game and his ability to defend doesn’t take a back seat to the offensive production (30 points in 27 games this season)."

Will Scouch - Scouching.ca - Nov. 19th: "Drysdale is the best available defender in this draft, hands down and to me it isn't close. He does things Bowen Byram didn't that I think makes him a more projectable two-way player, but he's every bit as capable of being as dangerous as Byram offensively."

Larry Fisher - The Hockey Writers - Nov. 19th: "His offensive upside has been evident for years, but Drysdale’s ability to shut down the opposition’s top forwards this season has been equally impressive. He seems to relish those matchups — much like Drew Doughty — and Drysdale could also push for the top five, perhaps even the top three with a strong showing at the World Juniors, assuming he makes the cut for Canada as an underager."

Ryan Kennedy - The Hockey News - Nov. 10th: "Drysdale is as good as they get. Great skater. Can play a lot of minutes."

Tony Ferrari -Wings Nation - Nov. 4th: "Drysdale has the potential to quarterback a top power-play unit at the next level, thanks to his high-end hockey sense and elite puck skills on the blue-line. He is able to transition the puck from defense to offense with possession and is able to do so with good pace to his game."

Scott Wheeler -The Athletic - Nov. 4th: "He moves exceedingly well in all four directions, he’s crafty with the puck, he defends the rush well by playing a tight gap (something he’ll always have to do considering his length) and when there isn’t space to attack or separation to create with his feet then he’ll execute a three-zone stretch pass."

Chris Peters -ESPN - Oct. 22nd: "The defenseman moves around the ice fluidly, thanks to quality edge work. He can pick apart the opposition with creative and crisp passes. But defensively, there's plenty to work on, as he can get caught up ice."

Corey Pronman -The Athletic - Oct. 15th: "His skating allows him to impact the game in so many ways through the rush, creating breakouts and walking the blue line. He’s a very crisp passer who handles pucks well."

Sam Cosentino -Sportsnet - Oct. 2nd: "Canada’s ‘C’ at the Hlinka-Gretzky is smooth as silk and uses great skating ability to drive the play from the back end."

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."

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