#58 Alex Hutchings – The Hockey Spy’s 2009 NHL Entry Draft Rankings

Christopher Ralph is a hockey writer with a focus on prospects and the entry draft, as well as the Leafs’ correspondent here at THW.

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Alex Hutchings {Credit: Dustin Hall}

Alex Hutchings {Credit: Dustin Hall}

 

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58. Alex Hutchings

One-Timer:  ISS states: “Hutchings finished 3rd in voting for Best Skater in OHL Eastern Conference Coaches Poll. Displays good puck skills in the offensive zone – knows when to hold on to it and when to pass to others in better position. Lack of strength is evident during 1 on 1 battles against bigger defenders. Has speed and skill required to take puck wide and beat defender off the rush. He has improved his offence totals in each of his 3 seasons in the OHL. During some games he is very quiet, then all of the sudden turn it on and become a real force.”NHL.com notes: “In 2008-09, Hutchings led his team with 34 goals, 68 points and a plus-27 rating in his third season in the Ontario Hockey League – he was selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star team for the second consecutive year for his efforts.”

NHL Player(s) Comparison: Brian Gionta

Bio/Interview Links:

Scouting Combine Performance: n/a

International Tournaments: n/a

ETA =  3 years

Risk-Reward Analysis: Risk = 3/5   Reward = 3.5-4/5

NHL Potential: Two-way forward

Fantasy Hockey Potential: Offensive = 8/10   Defensive = 7/10

Other Rankings:

  • ISS:  61
  • CSB: 44-NA
  • TSN: 58
  • THN:  48

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Christopher Ralph

Christopher Ralph

Managing Editor/Lead Prospect &Draft Analyst at THW
Chris is THW's senior draft/prospect analyst and a Managing Editor. Watch for Chris' regular column "The Next Ones" Prospect Profile series as well as the annual THW NHL Entry Draft Guide. Follow @ChrisRalphTHW on Twitter as he infiltrates, dissects and analyzes all happenings of hockey prospects and the NHL entry draft. Email: cralph[at]thehockeywriters[dot]com
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