2017 NHL Entry Draft

Sasha Chmelevski

SASHA CHMELEVSKIUSA

SAN JOSE • ROUND: 6 OVERALL: 185

 

Previous Team: Ottawa 67's (OHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 88

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 5-11¼ • Weight: 191 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: June 9, 1999 • Hometown: Northville, Michigan

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Detroit HoneyBaked (Mich. Bantam AAA)
OHL Priority Selection: 2015 by Sarnia (Round 1, No. 10 Overall)
OHL Debut: Sept. 25, 2015 (Sarnia vs. Erie)
First OHL Goal: Oct. 1, 2015 (Sarnia at Barrie)

IN THE NEWS:
Big Center Possesses High Level of Skill
Came Back from Season-Ending Injury
Traded to Ottawa in a Blockbuster Deal

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Small play-maker with great instincts had up-and-down year on OK team." (Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Strong wrist shot, but struggles to get it off cleanly, often firing the puck right into defenders’ pads. ... We see him razzle with the puck on his stick and we realize that (he) should be putting up significantly greater point totals." (McKeen's Draft Preview)

• "hows ability to carry the puck in traffic with good hands and footwork. Strong on his feet, but can get pushed around. One of the better skill sets in the draft, but rarely showed ability to play a complete game." (Ben Gallant, ISS Scout)

• "Year started out with so much promise after he led the U.S. with nine points at the Ivan Hlinka. ... Disappointed with both his production and performance as team's No. 1 center." (Anonymous NHL Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "I had high hopes for him coming into the season, but it didn’t take long before I had him as a late pick at best. He needs to improve his skating and learn to compete more." (Anonymous NHL Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Can really fire the puck and has excellent instincts around the offensive zone ... But most of his production came on the PP with more time and space. His even-strength play was poor, and he didn't exhibit much effort defensively." (Red Line Report)