2017 NHL Entry Draft

Shane Bowers

SHANE BOWERSCanada

OTTAWA • ROUND: 1 OVERALL: 28

 

Previous Team: Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 28

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 6-0 • Weight: 176 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: July 30, 1999 • Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Halifax Macs (N.S. Midget AAA)
QMJHL Entry Draft: 2015 by Cape Breton (Round 1, No. 4 Overall);
2016 by St. John (Round 2 No. 32 Overall)
USHL Futures Draft: 2015 by Waterloo (Round 3, No. 38 Overall)
Advisor: Pat Brisson (CAA Sports)
USHL Debut: Sept. 25, 2015 (Waterloo at Bloomington)
First USHL Goal: Sept. 25, 2015 (Waterloo at Bloomington)
NCAA Commitment: Boston University
IN THE NEWS:
Was a Key Part of Waterloo's Playoff Run

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He's just a really safe pick, pretty much a guaranteed NHL player. Great habits, really good all-around game and really good approach to the game. He's very competitive. Not sure what his offensive ceiling is, but at worst he's a third-liner in the NHL." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Good skating, typical two-way player. Can play both win and center, better center. Wins draws and very responsible. Controls his game as a center and will go to all the hard areas of the game. Pro potential." (Bryan Smolinski, ISS Scout)

• "He’s a high-floor, low-ceiling type player. I don’t ever see him being a top two-line power-play guy. I don’t see him scoring lots in the NHL. He has average puck skills in the scoring areas, but I also think he’s going to play." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "He’s a guy I just put in my category of 'he’s a hockey player'. Coaches will like this kid. Great wor- ethic and he’s a responsible player. He grinds it out and gets things done." (Mark Edwards, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "He's a good play-maker and deft passer who can drift through layers in defeces and spot small openings. ... Doesn't always elevate his play when the pace picks up. Has the look of a solid third-line, two-way NHL centre one day." (Red Line Report)