Born: Sherwood Park, Alberta
DOB: September 7, 1993
Weight: 192 lbs
NHL Draft Eligibility: 2011
At 6’3, 192 lbs, Duncan Siemens is an intimidating blue liner in a league made famous for it’s rugged defensemen. A shutdown defenseman with offensive upside and a solid transition game, Siemens has been steadily rising in draft lists everywhere, cracking the top 10 of many.
What Siemens can boast over many shutdown defenders coming out of the Dub the past few years is his skating. A mobile defenseman with a big body, and a desire to make the big hit can have some scouts salivating at adding the top prospect.
While still questions about how effective he can be offensively at the next level, I’m sure a team will take a flyer on the Sherwood Park native in the Top 15.
Top Prospects Game: Was held pointless. Did have a fight with David Musil.
“He’s a strong, smooth skater with good composure and very poised under pressure. He’s got good size and isn’t afraid to use it.”
“Duncan isn’t overly offensive, but does play on the power play and moves the puck well,” he said. “He gets shots through and is solid defensively, 1-on-1. There are a good line of top offensive forwards in the WHL this year, but Duncan still should go near the top 10 in the draft.”
-B.J. MacDonald of Central Scouting (NHL.com)
“Hard-nosed competitor was strong in his own end and did a good job of clogging up shooting/passing lanes with an active stick. Went looking for a fight with a little guy, but ended up on the short end when Musil stepped in. Made smart reverses with the puck, but was forcing his point shots and had trouble turning the puck over in his own end.”
- · NHL.Com – Siemens patterning game after Scott Stevens
- Played for Team Pacific at the Under 17’s
ETA = 2-3 yrs
Risk = 1.0/5 Reward = 3.5/5
Top Four ShutDown Defenseman
*See “One Timer” section above.
- Big Body, with a Long Reach
- Mobile Skater
- Hard Hitting, Physical
- Stands up for teammates / Intangibles
- Hard point shot
- Good first pass
Flaws/Aspects He Needs To Work On:
- Picking spots for hit – Smarter play
- Offense? Is it there?
- Continue to get bigger and stronger
Fantasy Hockey Potential: Offensive = 6.0/10 Defensive = 8.0/10
NHL Player(s) Comparison:
– At his best:
- Brent Seabrook
Off The Iron (Interesting Notes):
- Considers Scott Stevens as his favorite player
THW’s The Next Ones prospect profile template design architect: Chris Ralph
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