Nick Drazenovic

Mark Allan

2012-03-19

Drazenovic

 

Nick Drazenovic, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 200

Born: 1987-1-14

Hometown: Prince George, BC, CAN

Drafted: 2005 by St. Louis Blues, 171th overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

August 2015 – An unrestricted free agent after eight undistinguished seasons with three NHL organizations, he's not much of a prospect anymore. Mark Allan

February 2015 – Now in his late 20s, the journeyman can hear the clock ticking on his odds of adding to 12 games for three NHL clubs. He’s enjoying a decent AHL campaign, with eight goals, 11 assists, a plus-6 rating and a 16.7 shooting percentage in 25 games with Wilkes-Barre Scranton, but he hasn’t replicated even his one-game callup to Pittsburgh last season. Mark Allan

March 2013 – He has continued his early season strength in the AHL but has not made the most of his call-up opportunities. More will come as the Blue Jackets struggle offensively but time is running out for a player that should be able to contribute. Jason Banks

November, 2012 – Drazenovic is playing like he wants a shot in Columbus, leading Springfield in goals with six through 12 contests. He also has five assists and doesn't look out of place on the ice with Ryan Johansen or Cam Atkinson. Time is not on the side of the soon to be 26-year-old as he looks to break into the NHL. Rich Dillon

May 2012 – After playing his strongest pro season and being one of the few highlights for Springfield in the AHL, Drazenovic has earned a one year contract with a raise the NHL and a major jump in pay if he fails to crack Columbus. Drazenovic finished point per game in 41 regular season games. St Louis drafted him as a sixth round sleeper several years ago and is now finally on the cusp of not being a career minor leaguer. Jason Banks

March 2012 – Drazenovic played four seasons in the WHL all for the Prince George Cougars and is already in his fifth pro year with the Springfield Falcons. He is currently on a two-way deal with Columbus but will most likely again see most time in the AHL. He possesses excellent vision, speed, and shot although has not caught on in the NHL because his lack of strength and physical play. – Russ Bitely

 

Fantasy Outlook: D

Drazenovic is a smooth skater and puck handler that must learn how to play more physical.

 

Footage:

Nick Drazenovic getting into a fight while playing for the Peoria Rivermen on 2/20/2010.

 

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