Christopher Ralph is a hockey writer with a focus on prospects and the entry draft, as well as the Leafs’ correspondent here at THW.
“Full Potential” Prospect Profile:
32. Drew Shore – Littleton, Col – 6’3″ – 194 lbs – US-U18 – C
One-Timer: The growing forward has good vision and is a good playmaker. He is an all-around enthusiastic competitor with tons of potential who needs to work on skating, toughness (although he’s not afraid of the physical game) and defensive coverage. Shore registered 37 points in 53 games for the USA U-18 squad. He is headed to University of Denver Pioneers next season.
NHL Player(s) Comparison: Ryan Kesler
Scouting Combine Performance:
TSN staff observed: “Drew Shore (#28) is fit but he looks like he still has a lot of room to fill out. He’s in great shape but he needs to get stronger.”
International Tournament(s): Shore registered 2 goals and 7 assists in 7 games for the gold medal winning USA squad at the WJC-U18 tournament.
ETA = 3 years
Risk-Reward Analysis: 3.5/5 Risk ; 4/5 Reward
NHL Potential: 2-way 2nd line center
Fantasy Hockey Potential: Offensive = 7.5/10 Defensive = 7.5/10
- ISS: 18
- CSB: 28-NA
- TSN: 26
- THN: 23
Chris is THW’s senior draft/prospect analyst and a Managing Editor. Watch for “The Next Ones” Prospect Profile series, exclusive rankings, mock drafts, as well as the annual THW NHL Entry Draft Guide. Follow @ChrisRalphYQ on Twitter as he infiltrates, dissects and analyzes all happenings of hockey prospects and the NHL entry draft. Email: cralph[at]thehockeywriters[dot]com