With 25 points in 15 games, this young forward from Vancouver is producing at almost the same rate at Boston University as Adam Fantilli was at Michigan last year, in his year of eligibility. But being born in June, Celebrini concedes nine months to Fantilli at the same stage of the journey, since the latter was born in October, and considered a late. In short, Celebrini may not be Connor Bedard, but he’s close.
Tenacious and creative small forward who produces at an astonishing rate in the Finnish top division for a 17-year-old: 20 points in 28 games. Powerful skater, good vision of the game, plays center for the moment even if we could find him on the wing in the NHL. Featured in the top 10 on a majority of recruiters’ lists.
A teammate of Helenius in Finland, bigger at 6’1″ and 187 lbs, more of a scorer with a powerful shot and not afraid to position himself in front of the net to deflect shots or get putbacks. Accumulated 8 points, including 6 goals, in 26 games with TPS Turku in the Finnish First Division. A little less well rated than Helenius for the moment.
Great right-handed defender, complete, effective on the numerical penalty as well as on power plays, already a leader at the World Under-18 Championship last year at just 16, playing professionally in the Czech Republic at just 17. Needs to put some meat around the bone, at just 176lbs at 6’2″, but big potential for long term development.
Had a resounding debut at the University of Denver, having just turned 18, with 25 points in 18 games, and a production of 6 points in 7 games at the World Under-18 Championship. last year. Very fluid skater, responsible defensively, but also explosive offensively. Not the biggest size at 6′ and 183lbs, but doesn’t shy away from rugged play.