Jaden Lindo THW Close-Up:
Date of birth: 1/11/1996
Place of birth: Brampton, ON, CAN
Ht: 6’1″ Wt: 203 lbs
NHL Draft Eligibility: 2014
THW The Next Ones Rankings (January 2014): 81
THW War Room Rankings (April): not ranked
Future Considerations: not ranked
Craig Button: not ranked
Jaden Lindo of the Owen Sound Attack is a very tough competitor on the ice. His strength makes it difficult for anyone to match up with him, plus he’s always moving around the ice to find opportunistic seams in the defense. A fierce winger, Lindo is a tireless skater with and without the puck. At the end of the season, Lindo suffered an injury to his left knee knocking him out for a long period of time.
He was hoping to add to his offensive game this year, but Lindo never was consistently on the scoresheet. He does have nice defensive skills that are utilized every shift. He positions himself well away from the puck and can throw some heavy hits along the boards and in the open ice. Next year will be very telling for the young winger who hopes to be back in Owen Sound after successfully rehabbing his knee.
Where Will He End Up In June:
Lindo will likely go in the 5th to 7th rounds of the draft.
“Possessing a seemingly non-stop motor, Lindo is quick on the forecheck and a pain to play against. He plays 200-feet, does the little things and is willing to take the necessary abuse to help his team win. (August 2013)”
Aaron Vickers – Future Considerations
“Big strong winger who is far from being polished player. Has good wheel and speed, but still learning the game as a attacker and defender. Has shone times when he plays with a bit of nasty, but not with any consistency. Good in the corners, but needs to get more positive all around results.“
Bill Placzek – Draftsite.com
Risk: 1/5 Reward: 2/5
Checking line energy winger
Shielding the puck from defenders
Flaws/Aspects He Needs To Work On:
Work more on his offensive play
Rehabbing his knee to where it was before the injury
Fantasy Hockey Potential:
Offensive: 3/10 Defensive: 5/10
NHL Player Comparison:
– NHL comparison: Joel Ward
THW’s The Next Ones prospect profile template design architect: Chris Ralph
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