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Francesco Pinelli Profile


Francesco Pinelli
Ht/Wt: 6' 0"/185 lbs
Position: C
Team: Jesenice (SLO)



Francesco Pinelli's Player Profile

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com - July 12th: "He blends skill with a relentless, physical style and is often fighting for loose pucks at the front of the net."

Mike Morreale - NHL.com - July 12th: "Pinelli (6-0, 185) is an elite skater with excellent puck pursuit, work ethic and a high compete level who is capable of contributing on the power play and penalty kill."

Hockey Prospecting - July 8th: "Pinelli missing his draft year is a big hole in his development but not quite as drastic as McTavish. Like McTavish, we could have estimated Pinelli to end up somewhere in the high 20ís or low 30ís equivalency-wise."

Josh Bell of FC Hockey - July 8th: "His use of deceptive maneuvers and his vision allow him to constantly apply pressure to the opponent. Heíll need to develop his processing and defensive reliability."

Olivia McArter of FC Hockey - July 8th: "Pinelli has the opportunity to be a stealthy player, and he shows it often. He is always ready to engage in the play and make his mark."

Francesco Pinelli - Dobber Prospects - July 7th: "Pinelli is highly skillful two-way center with great offensive capabilities and smarts. Using his skillset, he can set up teammates in the offensive zone from all positions using his creative mind and finish off chances on his own."

Scott Wheeler - The Atheletic - June 22nd: "Heís a slick, creative puckhandler and facilitator who manipulates set structures to create lanes for himself, slicing pucks through and around feet and sticks."

Steve Kournianos - The Draft Analyst - May 24th: "A jack-of-all trades, master-of-none kind of player, Pinelli is a versatile center who succeeded no matter where he played, including a 13-game sample in Slovenia with Jesenice in the Alps Hockey League."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - May 12th: "Produced through some early adversity for Canada at the U18. If NHL teams project him to his natural centre position, he may end up going higher than this ranking (#28)."

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com - Apr. 23rd: "Pinelli is an elite skater with excellent puck pursuit, work ethic and a high compete level. The 18-year-old can contribute on the power play and penalty kill, and projects to be a reliable two-way player in the NHL."

Caitlin Berry - Dobber Prospects - Mar. 8: "A smart player with slick puck-handling abilities, Pinelli is easily able to create chances for himself and his linemates and is always involved in the play. He has an impact on every shift."

Tony Ferrari - Dobber Prospects - Feb. 22nd: "He has a pace issue and unless he can overwhelmingly overcome that with his processing, he is going to need to light a fire under himself when he gets moving up the ladder towards pro hockey. He has a shot and he can make a lot of passes other players canít, he just needs to do it at game speeds."

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