Nic Hague

by masonblack on March 18, 2018

Nic Hague, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-6

Weight: 214

Born: 1998-12-05

Hometown:  Kitchener, ON. CAN

Drafted: 2nd round 2017 34th overall VGK

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

March 2018 – Nicolas Hague is wrapping up an impressive year for the Mississauga Steelheads in the OHL. As captain, Hague has produced at an incredible rate from the back end scoring 77 points, including 35 goals, in only 66 games. Predictably, he received the nod for "best offensive defenceman" in the OHL coaches poll. Mississauga has only one game remaining in the regular season and Hague sits in sole possession of third place in the entire CHL scoring for defensemen. There has been an improvement in Hague’s first couple of steps and overall skating ability this season, which was the knock on him during his draft year and probably kept him out of the first round. However, there is no denying the offensive upside and overall skill that Hague brings to the table including his enormous frame which is an attribute that cannot be taught. Mason Black

 
 

November 2017 – After a bit of a slow start to the 2017 campaign, Nic Hague has steadily improved in both offensive and defensive aspects of his game. Hague finished the month of November with 15 points in 12 games, and is firmly entrenched in the  top-5 of OHL defensive scoring. He is quickly molding into a complete defenseman, and based on his size and physical brand of hockey, would have been a sure-fire first round pick a decade ago.   Mason Black


May 2017 –Nic Hague is a hulking defenseman that skates well, can play a physical game and has offensive instincts as well. His skating is good, a powerful long stride, good edges and a decent top gear. His balance needs work and overall as he has grown so much at a young age there is some refinement needed. Defensively he is very effective, has a long reach and controls gaps very well. Hague is positionally sound in his own end and is very effective at separating players from the puck and creating transition. In the OHL he was able to produce offensive results using his heavy point shot to blast away at the net on the powerplay.

At the NHL level, his offensive numbers should dip, but he will still provide ample fantasy value via hits, blocks and PIMs.  Peter Harling

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B

Top-pairing big-minute defenseman

 

 

Footage:

Nic Hague 2015-17 Highlights:

 

Nic Hague Popternative interview

 

 

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