2017 NHL Entry Draft

Liam Hawel




Previous Team: Guelph Storm (OHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 168

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 6-3½ • Weight: 175 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: April 18, 1999 • Hometown: Arnprior, Ontario

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Ottawa Valley Titans (Ban.); Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
OHL Priority Selection: 2015 by S.S. Marie (Round 1, No. 22 Overall)
CCHL Bantam Draft: 2014 by Pembroke (Round 1, No. 9 Overall)
OHL Debut: Sept. 25, 2015 (Sault Ste. Marie vs. Windsor)
First OHL Goal: Dec. 10, 2015 (Sault Ste. Marie at Peterborough)

Named to Team Canada for World Under-18
Traded to Guelph in Deal at the OHL Deadline

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Hopes were high for the former first-round pick to start to blossom in his second season in the Soo, but he got caught in the numbers game and ended up playing most of the season out of position on the wing before being dealt to Guelph at the trade deadline. Scouts like his size and raw talent." (Recrutes.ca)

• "Has yet to live up to his OHL first round expectations, but NHL teams will be intrigued by his combination of size and skating and the upside he possesses. ... He’ll need to fill out his very thin frame and be able to push himself to be more aggressive. ... The potential is there, but he has a lot of work moving forward in order to realize his potential." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)