Terrell Draude – The Next Ones: NHL 2015 Draft Prospect Profile

Terrell Draude THW Close-Up:

Date of birth: 3/21/1997

Place of birth: Warman, SK, Canada

Ht: 6’3″     Wt: 209 lbs

Shoots: Left

Position: C

NHL Draft Eligibility: 2015


THW The Next Ones Rankings (February): not ranked

Kyle Clifford
Terrell Draude plays a similar to game to LA Kings’ Kyle Clifford (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Other Rankings:

THW War Room Rankings (March): not ranked

Future Considerations: not ranked

HockeyProspect.com (February): not ranked

Last Word On Sports (February): not ranked

Craig Button (March): not ranked

CS Final Rankings for North American skaters (January): not ranked



Terrell Draude was hoping to catch lightning in a bottle this season with an immensely gifted Calgary Hitmen team. I followed the team closely to see how Travis Sanheim was progressing and every so often I’d see a glimmer of hope from Draude.

You can’t teach size and Terrell Draude has plenty of it to go around. He’s a bulldozer on skates, but could stand to work on his skating and edgework. He does exhibit above average puck control and tends to crash the net when he can. Albeit an inconsistent effort, Draude managed to put up 30 points this season – a 23 points increase from last year.

His shot is his biggest asset, and he puts all of his weight into it making it difficult for goalies to react in time. At this stage, Draude is very raw and will need to take a great deal of time and patience before he bears fruit at the professional level. Unfortunately, consistency has been his main issue all season, but I feel there is still enough in his game that – with time – could bode well for an NHL team that decides to take a chance on him.

Where Will He End Up In June:

Given his inconsistency, Terrell Draude would end up being a late round pick – either 6th or 7th.

Scout’s Honor:

“Draude continues to hang around on my list for a number of reasons, despite the continued concern of him always leaving people wanting more. He is a big kid who has all kinds of tools. A heavy shot, good puck protection and cycling skill, with skating that could be far worse for a player of his height and weight. While he has fallen quite a bit on my list over the last 3 months, he remains a player that intrigues me as a Dwight King type of guy and a good project for late in the draft.”

Cody Nickolet – Dub From Above


International Tournaments:

Draude played for Team Canada once notching three assists in five games.


4-5 years

Risk/Reward Analysis:

Risk: 3.5/5   Reward: 3/5

NHL Potential:

Bottom-six hard-nosed player with some offensive potential.



Heavy shot

Puck protection

Crashes the net

Plays in the dirty areas of the ice


Flaws/Aspects He Needs To Work On:


Offensive Consistency

Fantasy Hockey Potential:

Offensive: 4/10    Defensive: 4/10

NHL Player Comparison:

– NHL comparison: Kyle Clifford


THW’s The Next Ones prospect profile template design architect: Chris Ralph