2017 NHL Entry Draft

Alex Formenton

ALEX FORMENTONCanada

OTTAWA • ROUND: 2 OVERALL: 47

 

Previous Team: London Knights (OHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 42

Vital Statistics

Position: LW • Height: 6-1 • Weight: 162 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Sept. 13, 1999 • Hometown: King City, Ontario

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Mississauga Rebels (Ontario Bantam AAA); Aurora (OJHL)
OHL Priority Selection: 2015 by London (Round 11, No. 216 Overall)
OHL Debut: Sept. 21, 2016 (London at Sarnia)
First OHL Goal: Oct. 1, 2016 (London at Barrie)

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Overskates his brain sometimes. When that happens, his biggest strengths also become his biggest weaknesses. The results vary. When he gets outside of structure, his tools work against each other." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "When he uses his speed and quickness, he can be a nightmare for defenders. Explosive skater with a powerful stride and quick feet when he decides to go. Like this kid's upside." (Dennis MacInnis, ISS Director of Scouting)

• "He’s a great skater, he has got a great long stride. In a straight line there may not be any prospects faster. But he’s more of a straight-ahead skater than an agile one. He’s not going to dangle you too often." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "His speed is a weapon that he does a good job utilizing. ... It looks to me as though Alex will need to make his money as a smart, reliable supporting player who can chip in with points and be someone NHL coaches will trust in any situation. I think he’s on his way to becoming that type of player." (Mark Edwards, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "He's constantly hungry for the puck and has worked hard on making better plays. If he's ever able to get his hands and brain to catch up with his feet, he has the tools to be a fine two-way winger. He's already a real pain in the ass to play against. We love his attitude and work-ethic, and the production is starting to come." (Red Line Report)