Conner Bleackley: 2014 Top Prospect

Conner Bleackley –

League:  WHL     Team:  Red Deer Rebels  

Position:  Center     Shoots:  Right

DOB:  Feb. 7, 1996     Birthplace:  High River, AB

Height:  6′     Weight:  202

2012-13 Stats:  Games: 66   G: 9   A:  9  Pts:  18  PIM: 28   Plus/Minus: -4

2013-14 Stats:  Games: 38   G: 19   A:  26  Pts:  45  PIM: 29   Plus/Minus:  +10

Conner Bleackley plays in the Western Hockey League for the Red Deer Rebels.

Week 11:  Winnipeg Hockey Talk’s preliminary evaluations of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft top prospects continue today with our featured prospect Connor Bleackley

Conner BleackleyAbout:  Conner Bleackley

Red Deer center Conner Bleackley has raised his draft status from a late first/early second round pick to being considered a potential top 15-20 pick. 

Offensive Buzzwords:   Conner Bleackley is a skilled offensive player that has a very good shot with a pro-release. He’s not an overly physical player but he is not afraid to go into the tough areas of the ice.  He has a good complete level.

Skating:  Bleackley is a good skater that is very strong on his skates with good speed and acceleration.  

Defensive Buzzwords:  Conner Bleackley’s defensive game is a work in progress.  

Prospect Analysis:  Bleackley is primarily an offensive player and if he can work on his two-way game he could be a surprise come draft time.  He has top 15 skill so lets keep an eye him.  

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