Nic Petan Winnipeg Hockey Talk Prospect

Nic Petan

About Nic Petan: League: WHL   Team: Portland WinterHawks

DOB: Mar. 22, 1995     Hometown: Delta, BC
5’9     Weight: 166 

Position: Center     Shoots: Left 

Games: 71   Goals: 46   Assists: 74   Points: 120   Plus/Minus: +68   PIM: 43

 Nic Petan played this past season in the WHL for the League Champion Portland WinterHawks.

Offensive Assets

Petan biggest asset is his skating.  He has good speed, a very good first step and terrific acceleration. Nic Petan’s agility and the ability to change pace quickly allows him to create open ice buying  time to make plays.  At 5’9 his skating ability helps him to fight through checks against bigger and stronger players.  Nic Petan has a good wrist shot with a quick release.  He is a good play-maker and is is a decent finisher.  He has a very high hockey IQ and is a very good positional player.   He is not easily intimidated and goes into the high traffic areas to make a play.  

The Halifax Mooseheads take on the Portland Winterhawks in the Championship Game of the 2013 Memorial Cup in Saskatoon, SK on Sunday May 26th, 2013. CHL/WHL/Steve Hiscock

#19 Nic Petan Portland WinterHawks

Defensive Assets

Petan is a very reliable defensive player and is very good on the PK.  He will need to bulk-up to play in the NHL, but he does have the skills to compete at the next level. 

Nic Petan has potential to be a top 6 forward at the NHL level.  He has been consistently ranked as a late 1st round pick or early second round pick.  He will probably be picked in the 26-36 range. 

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