2017 NHL Entry Draft

Isaac Ratcliffe




Previous Team: Guelph Storm (OHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 22

Vital Statistics

Position: LW • Height: 6-5½ • Weight: 196 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Feb. 15, 1999 • Hometown: London, Ontario

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: London Jr. Knights (Ontario Bantam AAA)
OHL Priority Selection: 2015 by Guelph (Round 1, No. 15 Overall)
OHL Debut: Sept. 25, 2015 (Guelph vs. Oshawa)
First OHL Goal: Oct. 3, 2015 (Guelph at Saginaw)

Fits the Bill for Many NHL Teams' Needs
Tall, Lanky Forward with Great Potential
Led Guelph Comeback from a 4-0 Deficit

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He's a project in the sense of youth and physical immaturity. You're not looking at a guy whose skating you have to overhaul. I'd say 80 to 85 percent of his deficiencies are related to strength. He's a project without the scary part of a project being attached to it." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Lots to like about his game. Good size, speed, solid work ethic. Skating has improved slightly, still needs to improve speed. Played on top line, PP and some PK time. Good net-front presence." (Dennis MacInnis, ISS Director of Scouting)

• "He played a little like a deer in the headlights at the start, for maybe the first third of the year. He just had to find some confidence. ...  I like his direction." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "When I project him four years from now I envision a potentially dominant forward. When he’s on his game he hits, he shoots accurately, shows vision and playmaking ability, and he even played with some nastiness in one of my viewings this year. He played on an awful team and spent a ton of time in his own end.  (Mark Edwards, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Has presence of mind and is aware of different game situations. Knows when to break for open ice to get free for a pass/scoring opportunity. Uses his long reach and soft hands to get passes around defenders." (Red Line Report)