#50 Jerry D’Amigo – 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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50. Jerry D’Amigo

Date of birth: February 19, 1991
Place of birth: Binghamton, NY, USA
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 196
Shoots: L

One-Timer: D’Amigo posted 56 points in 53 games for the USNTDP-U18 squad. He had an outstanding WJC-U18 tournament as noted below. Although someone small or short, D’Amigo is well put together physically. He is a highly competitive, speedy forward with good leadership qualities. He seems to put together consistent efforts game in and game out. ISS adds: “D’Amigo has great speed and great offensive anticipation and wins most races for pucks. He makes good smart quick plays, takes contact well and drives the net without hesitation.”

Jerry D'Amigo
Jerry D’Amigo (Ross Bonander / THW)

NHL Player(s) Comparison: ZachParise-lite

Bio/Interview Links:

http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospectdetail.htm?dpid=5231&sort=lastName

http://www.coppernblue.com/2Zach Parise – Eeleus – Flickr009/6/16/911775/2009-nhl-entry-draft-jeremy-morin?ref=yahoo

Scouting Combine Performance: Sorokin observed: “Good looking guy, heard some chatter amongst the GMs and some teams like him a lot.” Sorokin was reminded of Zach Parise with respect to D’Amigo.

International Tournaments: As NHL.com reported: “As a member of Team USA at the 2009 Under-18 World Championships, D’Amigo led the team and finished tied for third in the tournament, with 13 points (4-9-13) in seven games, helping the U.S. win gold.”

ETA = 3 to 4 years

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

NHL Potential: 2nd line two-way forward

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

Other Rankings:

  • ISS:  40
  • CSB: 67-NA
  • TSN:  Honourable Mention
  • THN: Not rated