NHL Draft War Room: Haydn Fleury

Haydn Fleury

THW’s NHL Draft War Room Rankings: #7 (Feb 2014)

THW’s NHL Draft Rankings – The Next Ones Edition (aka Chris’s List): #8 (March 2014)

Haydn FLeury
Talented WHL 2014 NHL draft eligible prospects Haydn Fleury #4 (centre), Sam Reinhart (left), Leon Draisaitl (right) at BMO Top CHL Top Prospects Game (Photo by Brad Watson)


  • Hashtag/Nickname: #MrD, #McFleury (available in Philadelphia at the 2014 NHL draft for a limited time only)
  • Team: #4, Red Deer, WHL
  • Position: Defense
  • Shoots: Left
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 198 lb.
  • Born: Carlyle, SK, 8-Jul-96
  • Twitter: @fleury96


Other Rankings

6 – Bob MacKenzie, Jan-14

7 – NHL Combined – Mid-term, Jan-14

8 – ISS, Feb-14

9 – Craig Button, Jan-14

9 – Future Considerations, Feb-14

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Haydn Fleury
Haydn Fleury (Photo by Brad Watson)


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“Fleury is a big two-way defenseman that has taken big strides forward in virtually every aspect of his game. His mix of athleticism and smarts have allowed him to contribute at both ends of the ice. Fleury plays big minutes in all situations and has a unique combination of tools which will make him a highly sought after player at the 2014 draft.”

From the War Room

  • Eldon MacDonald, THW: A few words on Haydn Fleury:
    • Mobile – Excellent skater, joins the rush and delivers a good outlet pass. He is a mobile defenseman with the right size but should not be considered a high-end offensive defenseman although there is definite offensive upside.
    • Shutdown guy – Seems to have the right mentality, size and skillset to be a shutdown defenseman in the NHL. Disciplined, calm, composed, does not take bad penalties, physical – Brent Sutter seems to be giving the hard assignments already.
    • Soaring stock – This is a year with slim pickings for top end d-men; after Ekblad and Fleury there are not many blueliners of high-end size and mobility that could challenge for the first round. I can’t see him not making the top ten for this reason plus, of course, his obvious skill set.


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