2017 NHL Entry Draft

Cale Fleury

CALE FLEURYCanada

MONTREAL • ROUND: 3 OVERALL: 87

 

Previous Team: Kootenay Ice (WHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 97

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-1¼ • Weight: 203 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: Nov. 19, 1998 • Hometown: Carlyle, Saskatchewan

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Estevan (Sask. Ban.), Wilcox Notre Dame (Ban./Mid.)
WHL Bantam Draft: 2013 by Kootenay (Round 4, No. 77 Overall)
WHL Debut: Sept. 19, 2014 (Kootenay at Red Deer)
First WHL Goal: Jan. 9, 2015 (Kootenay vs. Red Deer)

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Lacks Offense But He's Defensively Solid
Had High Expectations for His Draft Year
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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Smooth-skating defenseman with quickness and agility. Heads-up player who is effective seeing the ice to advance the puck and generate chances from the back end. Good skill set handling and moving the puck at offensive blue line and possesses a good shot from the point. Plays heavy minutes and is capable in all situations." (NHL Central Scouting Report)

• "He is a threat at both ends of the ice and seems to make something happen every time the puck is near him. Beautiful skater and plays a very smooth style of game. Can overdo it at times, and I would like to see him play within himself more consistently." (Mark Sauer, ISS Scout)

• "It’s not easy scouting him, because that team (Kootenay) is horrible. Good size, skates well for his size, he shoots it OK. There’s something there. He tried to make a difference even though they were horrible.'" (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "A consistent asset for Fleury is his decision-making with the puck. He has his head up when making plays and limits his turnovers when he has time to make decisions. While he is strong at rushing pucks, he has also shown the ability to play a calm and composed game. Given an opportunity on a stronger team, his production and defensive efficiency would increase as most of his minutes were logged in his own end. He has decent size, reach, mobility and has shown the vision and composure to be a puck-mover at the next level." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)