The Battle of the Centres – Part Two (Barrett Hayton & Joe Veleno)

Cam Robinson

2018-06-01

 

In continuing my series of comparing draft-eligible players, today we finish up The Battle of the Centres. As mentioned last time, the 2018 crop is littered with high-end defensemen and impactful wingers. It is without question, lite on centres. I’ve targeted four pivots who could conceivably go in any order this June. Two from the Finnish Liiga and two from the CHL.

 

Part One looked at Rasmus Kupari and Jesperi Kotkaniemi. We now conclude the piece with an in-depth look at Barret Hayton and Joe Veleno.

 

 

Here’s another look at the numbers:

 

 

 Statistic

Jesperi Kotkaniemi (Liiga)

 

Rasmus Kupari  (Liiga)

 

Barret Hayton (OHL)

Joe Velano (QMJHL)

 

Birthdate

 

07-06-00

 

04-15-00

 

06-09-00

 

01-13-00

 

Height

 

6’2

 

5’11

 

6’1

 

6’1

 

Weight

 

190lbs

 

163lbs

 

185lbs

 

194lbs

 

Games Played

 

57

 

39

 

63

 

64

 

Time on Ice

 

15:35

 

12:05

 

12:45 (est)

 

13:31 (est)

 

Goals

 

10

 

6

 

21

 

22

 

Assists

 

19

 

8

 

39

 

57

 

P1/GP

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

0.7

 

0.84

 

Total Points

 

29

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