Dylan Larkin: 2014 NHL Top Prospect

Dylan Larkin2Dylan Larkin —

League:  USHL      Team:  USNDT

Position:  C     Shoots:  Left

DOB:  July 30, 1996     Birthplace:  Waterford, MI

Height: 6’1     Weight:  190


2013-14 Games: 60   G: 31   A: 25  Pts:  56  PIM: 56   Plus/Minus: +23

U18 WJC:

2013-14 Games: 6   G: 2   A: 2  Pts:  4  PIM: 2   Plus/Minus: + 

Dylan Larkin played this past season in the USHL for the  US-U18 National Development Team.

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


1.  Represented the United States at the 2013 World U17 Championship (Bronze).

2.  Represented the United States at the 2014 U18 World Junior Hockey Championship (Gold). 

3.  Drafted in the 10th round, 184th overall by the Erie Otters in the 2012 OHL Priority Draft.

4.  Committed to in the play in the NCAA for University of Michigan.

Dylan Larkin Video: 15 sec and 48 sec.

Offensive Buzzwords

Dylan Larkin is a good sized center-man that plays a power forward style of game with a nice blend of skill.  He uses his size effectively along the boards and in front of the opposition net.  Larkin excels in the tough scoring areas because he has learned to use his size to his advantage.    


Dylan Larkin is a good skater that is very solid on his skates making him hard to move off the puck. He has a powerful stride with decent speed and good agility.      

Defensive Buzzwords

Dylan Larkin plays a solid 200 ft game.  He works hard in all three zones with a very good compete level and is positionally sound.  

Prospect Analysis 

Dylan Larkin looks like he could be a solid two-way center at the NHL level that can play in both ends of the ice contributing to the scoring as well as being a solid defensively.  He could top out as a second center.  Another solid prospect from the US National Development Team.  Look for Larkin to go somewhere between 15-25 overall.          


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