2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Giovanni Vallati

GIOVANNI VALLATICanada

Current Team: Kitchener Rangers (OHL)

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Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-1 • Weight: 181 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Feb. 21, 2000 • Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Ottawa Jr. 67's, Vaughan Kings (Ont. Bantam)
OHL Priority Selection: 2016 by Kitchener (Round 1, No. 16 Overall)
CCHL Bantam Draft: 2015 by Gloucester (Round 2, No. 17 Overall)
OHL Debut: Sept. 23, 2016 (Kitchener vs. Flint)
First OHL Goal: Oct. 2, 2016 (Kitchener at Sudbury)

IN THE NEWS:
Won Silver Medal at World U-17 Challenge
One of Kitchener's Two Key Building Blocks

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "A skilled skater with good smarts who collected 21 points on the Kitchener blue line as a 16-year-old. Look for him to blossom in 2017-18 in a prime role. Impressed scouts with a solid showing at the Under-17's, he will be in the running for a spot on Canada’s blueline at the Under-18." (Recrutes.ca 2017 Draft Guide)

• "Has good puck-rushing ability and is a good skater for his size, and chooses the right lanes when carrying through the neutral zone. He is very effective making the first pass up ice and hits his target at a high percentage rate. He also does an excellent job moving the puck in the offensive zone. He finds his target and has smooth puck skills to open up lanes and set up teammates. ... Great shot from the point and finds a way to get it through from the point most of the time." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)