Meet Team Orr


Head coach Eric Lindros leads a talented Team Orr roster into the 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. Team Orr features top-ranked skater Andrei Svechnikov of the Barrie Colts as well as top-ranked goaltender Alexis Gravel of the Halifax Mooseheads. Here’s a closer look at Team Orr’s lineup.

(G) ALEXIS GRAVEL – Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) [1]

Gravel describes himself as: Dedicated, Passionate, Reliable, Hard Worker, Technical

NHL Central Scouting says: A big goalie with very good quickness, flexibility and athleticism – excellent compete and work habits – has strong and powerful leg drive which makes him effective when reacting to shots or recovering for a rebound – very efficient in his crease management – good angle play on initial shots and while moving laterally across the crease following a pass – very solid and strong protecting the wrap around attempts – strong legs for very quick lateral movements and post to post play – very good overall net coverage – quick snapping his pads to the ice quickly in the butterfly; seals the ice and five hole effectively– has a very good and confident glove hand – very good overall rebound control – has good pro skills.

(G) KEVIN MANDOLESE – Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL) [4]

Mandolese describes himself as: Calm, Big, Athletic, Fast, Set

NHL Central Scouting says: Pro size; has a huge net presence – mostly plays a positional blocking style – tends to play deeper in the paint then other goalies but he’s effective utilizing his size and good angle play – very good net coverage when down in the butterfly ( good leg extension while keeping his body upright to protect the upper portion of the net ) – excellent with rebound control ( directs the low shots and absorbs the shots off the ice ) – battles to track pucks through traffic – very strong and efficient in his post to post play and wrap around coverage; solid and strong on the post – good glove hand quickness.

(D) CALEN ADDISON – Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL) [34]

Addison describes himself as: Smart, Skilled, Playmaking, Fast, Competitive

NHL Central Scouting says: Very good mobility and agility; has a quick step to his game- can either elude defenders or start an offensive rush – displays soft / quick hands in all areas of the ice -competes hard at every level; finishes hits – uses his vision and hockey sense to start and finish plays; generates offense – quarterbacks the power play and effective on the penalty kill – good positioning and containment down low – good composure under pressure – not overly physical but effective angling opposition to force mistakes / turnovers with good stick and body position- solid at both ends of the rink.

(D) KEVIN BAHL – Ottawa 67’s (OHL) [30]

Bahl describes himself as: Fierce, Decisive, Confident, Smart, Controlled

NHL Central Scouting says: Huge on-ice presence at 6’6 –  plays a composed game under pressure and has a good puck movement game –  sees the ice well and can sort out the right option and execute with efficiency – plays a strong positional game utilizing a good long stick and body position to eliminate opposition from getting to the net – possesses a physical element to his game and is concentrated on making opposing forwards earn their opportunities – has proved to be a valuable shut down puck moving defender for his team.

(D) XAVIER BERNARD – Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) [37]

Bernard describes himself as: Big, Smart, Shooter, Good Skater

NHL Central Scouting says: Plays a consistent two way game – keeps his head up & feet moving allowing him to be on top of the play and maintain good position – very efficient game advancing the puck – moves the puck quickly and with authority – quick in transition with good precision handling & moving the puck on the PP – firm, accurate shot from the point – good mobility & positioning to defend & break up plays – good gap & active stick defending – stands out effectively with his assertiveness in all areas of the ice.

(D) NOAH DOBSON – Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL) [8]

Dobson describes himself as: Competitive, Smooth, Smart, Efficient, Skilled

NHL Central Scouting says: Very effective puck moving, two way defenceman – good puck distribution game and possesses a very good shot from the point on powerplay – good skater with quickness and mobility – sees many options on zone exits or can skate the puck out of trouble – supports the rush and makes himself a good option – point producer with size that defends well and utilizes strong positioning and a good stick in defensive zone – top five in  QMJHL defenceman scoring all season.

(D) JARED McISAAC – Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) [12]

NHL Central Scouting says: Very good puck moving defenceman that sees the ice exceptionally well – srong skater with mobility that can move pucks up ice quickly – supports the rush and distributes the puck well on the powerplay – effective utilizes good feet and physical game to defend – good stick to puck technique and positioning in defensive zone.

(D) TY SMITH – Spokane Chiefs (WHL) [14]

Smith describes himself as: Good Hockey IQ, Leader, Good Teammate, Competitive, Playmaker

NHL Central Scouting says: Top 10 in points for defenceman in the WHL – very smart player with excellent puck skills – poised and patient with the puck – sorts out options very well – very efficient skater with excellent mobility – capable to log heavy minutes and plays in all situations – defends well using his stick and body position.

(C) LUKA BURZAN – Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) [89]

Burzan describes himself as: Skilled, Fast, Smart, Playmaker

NHL Central Scouting says: Possesses a very quick burst of speed giving him an advantage on plays – plays at a high energy level; excellent on the forecheck – reliable to be utilized in all situations – always a threat when given time and space – drives the net well – creates most of his chances coming in off both sides – effective two hundred foot game; aware of his defensive responsibilities – noticeable on most nights because he gets chances- a better finish would enhance his value – capable of some high-lite plays with his speed.

(LW) COLE FONSTAD – Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) [78]

Fonstad describes himself as: Calm, Patient, Smart, Fast, Communication

NHL Central Scouting says: Very good offensive hockey sense; has a good creative aspect to his game – very good vision and anticipation – more of a play maker coming in off the wall – displays quick hands with a soft touch around the net – sees play developing before line mates can react at times; makes players around him effective – very slippery and elusive with the puck; can mesmerize defenders at times – quick feet in tight quarters – always a threat on the power play.

(C) LIAM FOUDY – London Knights (OHL) [91]

Foudy describes himself as: Fast, Competitive, Relentless, Gritty, Fearless

NHL Central Scouting says: Strong skater with good speed and quickness to be on top of plays and getting to where he needs to be – good hockey sense to make effective choices / decisions moving the puck – has the puck skills to execute passing plays and get the shot – very good game getting to the net to generate or be open on play for chances – consistent work ethic to play a two way game and he’s effective on the forecheck to get to loose pucks first – a young Knights player who has shown glimpses of having the ingredients of an NHL prospect.

(LW) BENOIT-OLIVIER GROULX – Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) [18]

Groulx describes himself as: Gritty, Passionate, Hard Worker, Leader, Unselfish

NHL Central Scouting says: Strong hockey IQ with a knack to always be in the right place on the ice at the right time – competes hard and goes to the dirty areas to make plays – very good vision and ability to find open man – strong two way game and used in all situations by his coach – executes the details of the game well and is strong below the dots protecting the puck and winning battles.

(LW) ANDERSON MacDONALD – Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL) [65]

MacDonald describes himself as: Strong, Shooter, Competitive, Explosive, Leader

NHL Central Scouting says: Skilled forward who can score; quick to recognize scoring opportunities – strong, accurate shot and has good instincts and quick reactions to get himself into shooting position – good size and skater to be effective in one on one play – good offensive hockey sense and makes good decisions with puck.

(C) RYAN McLEOD – Mississauga Steelheads (OHL) [16]

McLeod describes himself as: Competitive, Creative, Selfless, Skilled, Responsible

NHL Central Scouting says: Strong and effortless skater; has deceptive speed and agility – utilizes speed on the rush to take the defenseman wide while protecting and shielding the puck – speed and puck handling ability allows him to gain the offensive zone very effectively – arguably one of the best passers available for this upcoming draft – very good instincts and very smart and patient game with the puck – very reliable and smart away from the puck;  plays a strong two way game – good balance and quick hands in the face-off circle – he plays in all situations and has a big role on his team.

(C) ALLAN McSHANE – Oshawa Generals (OHL) [33]

McShane describes himself as: Smart, Shifty, Playmaker, Rounded, Patient

NHL Central Scouting says: Highly skilled centre with natural offensive instincts – manipulates poor defensive gaps with his precision like passing – excellent play maker that every winger wants to play with – his game away from the puck can’t be taught and allows him to execute plays with more time and space – offensive catalyst for his team.

(RW) KIRILL NIZHNIKOV – Sudbury Wolves (OHL) [161]

Nizhnikov describes himself as: Hard Worker, Talented, Skilled, Offensive, Smart

NHL Central Scouting says: An offensively skilled player – very good hands and creative game especially when given time and space – good vision handling and moving the puck – good at finding the open man and delivering the puck for a quality chance – quick shot and release as well as one time ability – he skates well and when playing with energy can be very effective and a dangerous offensive threat.

(RW) SERRON NOEL – Oshawa Generals (OHL) [9]

Noel describes himself as: Smart, Physical, Relentless, Risk-Taker

NHL Central Scouting says: Big, strong power forward who demonstrates good hockey intelligence and a soft touch around the net; has “puck on a string” abilities;  – possesses a multi-dimensional skill set where he can make plays on the rush while using his size, strength and pull away speed to beat defenders wide or out of corners – could have the best puck protection game in this Draft class – a rare and valuable blend of size, skill and speed.

(RW) RILEY SUTTER – Everett Silvertips (WHL) [72]

Sutter describes himself as: Hard Working, Committed, Reliable, Smart, Leader

NHL Central Scouting says: Big body forward that can play effectively in the middle or on the wing – smart player away from the puck – good on the penalty kill – good details to his game – good shot with a quick release – strong game driving to the net and can make plays in tight areas.

(RW) ANDREI SVECHNIKOV – Barrie Colts (OHL) [1]

Svechnikov describes himself as: Team Player, Focused, Passionate, Determined, Hard Worker

NHL Central Scouting says: Plays the game with speed & precision – excellent offensive hockey sense seeing the ice & getting open on plays – high end skills with puck control, hands & shooting – smart driving to net and accurate finishing touch; has a quick release shot – heads up anticipating & reading plays – extra gear with skating to get through traffic / checking with the puck – deft hands / moves to go along with his confidence make him a viable scoring threat every time he’s on the ice – high end skills and assets; one of the top players in North America.

(C) DMITRY ZAVGORODNIY – Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) [54]

Zavgorodniy describes himself as: Fast, Skilled, Smart, Explosive, Hockey Sense

NHL Central Scouting says: Smaller, skilled forward that has good vision and ability to find the open man -strong on the puck and goes to the dirty areas to score goals – good hands and elusive skating; can score in tight – deceptive skater that is hard to knock off the puck – good smarts to play an effective two way game and makes good decisions at both ends.

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