Brendan Perlini: 2014 Top Prospect

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League:  OHL     Team:  Niagara IceDogs

Position:  LW     Shoots:  Left

DOB:  April 27, 1996     Birthplace:  Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Height:  6’3     Weight:  205

2012-13 Stats:  Games: 59   G: 8   A:  4  Pts:  12  PIM: 8   Plus/Minus: -21

2013-14 Stats:  Games: 58   G: 34   A: 37  Pts:  71  PIM: 36   Plus/Minus:  -2

Brendan Perlini plays in the Ontario Hockey League for the Niagara IceDogs.

Winnipeg Hockey Talk’s evaluations of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft top prospects continue today with our featured prospect Brendan Perlini.

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                    Brendan Perlini                             photo courtesy of OHL Images

About Brendan Perlini:

Brendan Perlini was selected sixteenth overall in the first round of the 2012 OHL Priority Selection Draft  by the Barrie Colts.  Later on in the 2012-13 season he was traded to the Niagara IceDogs.

Offensive Buzzwords:  Very good stick handler with better than average puck skills.  He has good hockey sense and is able to hang onto the puck and distribute.  Good on-ice vision.

Skating:  Brendan Perlini is a good skater with better than average speed and acceleration.

Defensive Buzzwords:  This is where Perlini’s draft position will be determined.  If he can improve his defensive awareness and commitment he can become a top level prospect.  This seems to be a work in progress.  Stay tuned.

Prospect Analysis:  Brendan Perlini was a late arrival to the 2014 NHL Draft rankings.  After a less than stellar rookie season he has been a fast rising 2014 draft prospect.  Perlini is a player to definitely keep an eye on. He’s come a long way in a short time to being a potential Top 10-15 NHL Draft pick.

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