Michael Dal Colle: 2014 Draft Prospect

Michael Dal Colle3Michael Dal Colle

League:  OHL     Team:  Oshawa Generals

Position:  Center     Shoots:  Left

DOB:  June 20, 1996     Birthplace:  Vaughan, ON

Height:  6’2     Weight:  184

2012-13 Stats:  Games: 63   G: 15   A:  33  Pts:  48  PIM: 18   Plus/Minus: +18

2013-14 Stats:  Games: 67   G: 39   A:  56  Pts:  95  PIM: 34   Plus/Minus: +8

Michael Dal Colle plays in the Ontario Hockey League for the Oshawa Generals.

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

photo courtesy of OHL Images

photo courtesy of OHL Images

Achievements:  Michael Dal Colle was the 7th overall selection in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection Draft.  Dal Colle was named to the OHL First All-Rookie Team after recording 48 points in his first season with the Generals.  Dal Colle followed that up with a gold medal playing for Team Canada’s U18 team in the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial team in August.

After getting off to a good start in the 2013-14 season, Dal Colle was named to the OHL roster for the 2013 Subway Super Series. 

Scouting Buzzwords: Dal Colle has good size and uses it to his advantage.  He is considered a very good skater with good balance and he is strong on his skates.

Michael Dal Colle has very good on-ice vision and he has good hands with a nice goal scorers touch.  

He’s not just an offensive player either.  He works very hard on his two-way game and competes hard in both ends of the ice.


Michael Dal Colle Video: Length 2:03

Prospect Analysis:

Michael Dal Colle’s great hands, great vision and compete level should make him a “Top 10” first round draft pick.  He’s a very solid hockey player already and is trending upwards and could be rated even higher come draft time.  Dal Colle looks like he has the potential to be “Top 6” NHL forward capable of playing in all situations.  A player to watch closely. 

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