Adam Pelech

kevinpedersen

2017-01-18

Adam Pelech - Photo Courtesy of Yahoo Sports

 

Adam Pelech, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 211

Born: 1994-08-16

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Drafted: 2012 by New York Islanders, 65th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

January 2017 – Adam Pelech was called up in November 2016 and has since played a dozen games with the NHL Islanders. He was able to score his first NHL goal, and contribute another two assists. Although Pelech is not going to be relied on for his offensive ability in the NHL, he has shown the ability to be a point producer in junior. Pelech continues to be a great option for the Islanders in the near future and down the road as a depth defenseman who is capable of playing good minutes and being responsible defensively. A great passer, good hockey sense, and reliability are the keys to his game. Kevin Pedersen

May 2016 – In January, Adam Pelech played in five straight NHL games while Johnny Boychuk was injured, and was drawing solid reviews from his coaches and teammates.  Unfortunately, he then suffered an untimely upper body injury which cost him nearly three months.  Pelech returned to the Islanders lineup for the final two games of the regular season, but has been a healthy scratch throughout the playoffs.  Pelech will finish the year with two assists in nine NHL games, and two goals and five assists in 27 games for Bridgeport.  He was a high scoring defenseman in the OHL, so there is reason to think his offensive totals will increase.  However, Pelech’s main issue is his internal competition.&nbs